SOLIDWORKS MBD is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. Streamline your operations, cut cycle time, reduce errors, and comply with industry standards today.

Communicate product information, save time and reduce errors

No more time and money spent on creating and maintaining 2D drawings. SOLIDWORKS MBD, Model Based Definition, is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design software.

With SOLIDWORKS MBD, you can communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D, bypassing time-consuming 2D processes, and eliminating potential problems.

SOLIDWORKS MBD defines PMI directly in 3D and avoiding the expensive, time-consuming, and risky 2D drawing detour, which can save up to one-third of the total engineering dollars. 3D PMI also helps speed up communication, cut quoting time, and reduce errors thanks to its 3D data interrogation, interactivity and rich Meta properties.


There are plenty of reasons. Here are three important benefits:

  • Reduce cost to create and maintain 2D drawings
  • Reduce errors due to misinterpretation of design intent
  • Decrease work costs and lower procurement costs for purchased parts

Want to see SOLIDWORKS MBD features?

Quickly define and organize design and manufacturing information with SOLIDWORKS MBD. Learn about all features and functions now.

Functions and features

Functions and featuresSOLIDWORKS MBD
Define 3D Annotations
Organize 3D Annotations
Publish 3D Data with Annotations and Views
Minimize Scrap and Rework
Eliminate Time-to-market Delays
Reduce Service Costs

Want to learn more? Download SOLIDWORKS MBD product sheet here.

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Scalable license models

With our flexible and scalable licensing options, you can choose to rent or buy the software – all depending on your need.

SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing
When experiencing a short-term need – renting a license is a good option. It gives you easy access to excellent tools and full flexibility at a low cost.

SOLIDWORKS Perpetual Licensing
When you have a long-term need for a solution, a perpetual license is more cost effective.

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