Is it possible to leave the traditional 2D drawings behind? What does Model Based Definition mean?
Certainly it is, let me tell you why it’s a good idea to start thinking about adopting a Model Based Definition (MBD) approach. Product information is often spread across multiple systems (PDM, PLM, ERP, MES…) within an enterprise and it’s hard for them supposed to use that information in their daily work to find what’s relevant and up to date. It’s a fact that 2D drawings are easy to misinterpret which leads to unnecessary scrap and rework.
ONE open format
Now there is the possibility to gather the complete product definition in ONE open format (3D PDF, 3D HTML) document that can easily be distributed both internally and externally.
A document that contains all relevant product information such as:
- 3D-Model + 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI)
- Data from PDM, PLM, ERP, MES and CRM systems
- Manufacturing data (CNC Code etc.)
- Neutral format 3D-CAD files (e.g. STEP, IGES)
Example of 3D PDF TDP (Technical Data Package)
Example of 3D PDF Work Instruction
Transition plan to Model Based Definition
In PLM Group we have the tools and knowledge to help you on the way to become a Model Based Enterprise (MBE), we’ll help you capture your current processes and co-develop a transition plan to Model Based Definition for an effective design to manufacturing collaboration.
The three steps below are the first on the road to become a Model Based Enterprise.
1. Establishing 3D Model Based Definition best practices
2. Migration PMI plus GD&T from 2D drawings to 3D models
3. Deploying 3D Model Based Definition Best practices
Have a look at our webinar series covering MBD and MBE.
- Learn how 3D MBD documents can replace traditional 2D drawings and paper-based manufacturing processes with lightweight digital 3D documents.
- Get the insights on the rapidly growing Model Based Enterprise movement.
- Learn how to add PMI (product manufacturing information) on you 3D CAD model
We have knowledge to help you capture your current processes and co-develop a transition plan to Model Based Definition.
PLM Group Solution Manager