For Better Product Quality, Explore MBD [Interview]

If you’re an engineer or designer, you’ve probably already heard about model-based definition (MBD), the practice of adding non-geometric engineering information to a 3D model. (Traditionally, that data is added to a 2D drawing.)

Intuitively, it makes sense to keep everything in one place. But are the benefits worth the effort of changing the way an enterprise has been doing things for a very long time? Perhaps decades? 

Curtis Brown, Principal Mechanical Engineer at Honeywell FM&T seems to think so. He’s helping his team create trusted product models that others can confidently reuse throughout the enterprise.  

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