MBD: Define Once, Reuse Many Times [Interview]

In recent weeks, Madhavi Ramesh@Punditas, has been talking to industry experts about model-based definition (MBD) in product design and development. How do these experts define MBD? Who needs it? How can companies get started using it? In this week’s post, she talks to Raphael Nascimento, a product manager who was key in developing model-based definition... Continue Reading →

Combination States and Model-Based Definition (MBD)

MBD is based on Y14.41-2003 Digital Product Definition Data Practices that establishes standards and requirements for tolerances, dimensional data, and other digital design annotations on 3D solid models.  Combination States are important in the MBD context as they facilitate the presentation of model and the related annotations. Combination States in Creo Parametric In Creo Parametric,... Continue Reading →

Knowledge Iceberg model

According to Victor D. Manriquez,  knowledge is a crucial resource because it is inexhaustible and can be used by many organizations. We live in the knowledge age, and individuals and organizations who can adapt to the inevitable changes are the ones who will be able to face the future challenges. Those who don’t will be... Continue Reading →

Model Based Definition (MBD) and YOU

The momentum is building for Model-Based Definition (MBD). Get ready now. MBD is a process which results in a 3D CAD model that is the complete product definition. All the information about your product lives in a fully-detailed, documented 3D model accessible to everyone from engineering to package design. Sounds good, but what does it... Continue Reading →

GD&T Advisor for MBD

In a drawing centric world, the non-geometric attributes (GD&T) that are required to manufacture the products, such as dimensions, tolerances, datums, etc., are on the 2D Drawing. However, in an MBD world this non-geometric information, that is critical for downstream Manufacturing and Inspection processes, must be contained within the model in a clear and un-ambiguous... Continue Reading →

SolidWorks 2016 with tons of new features

SolidWorks 2016 has lots and lots of enhancements that you can take advantage of now.. The picture below is a dashboard view of the enhancements and the specific modules that have been enhanced. Punditas Product Advisor is used to generate the below dashboards Note: All the charts included in this post indicate information as of the day the... Continue Reading →

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