SOLIDWORKS MBD

SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition) is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D design software.

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SOLIDWORKS MBD
Overview 

SOLIDWORKS MBD is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS. It helps companies define, organize, and publish 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) including 3D model data in industry standard file formats, such as eDrawings® 3D PDF and STP242.

Unlike traditional 2D drawings, SOLIDWORKS MBD guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D, which helps streamline production, cut cycle time, reduce errors, and support industry standards such as Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, and DIN ISO 16792.

“With the emphasis on the direct-from-3D-model fabrication processes, it’s important that we shift our focus to model-based definition so that we can shorten our overall design cycle and simplify the way we do things. With SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition, the 3D model itself holds all the dimensional data necessary to make the part. This means less documentation creation, fewer emails flying around, and fewer files to sustain when the project is complete.”
-Ryan Trulli, Mechanical Engineer, GE Oil & Gas

Define PMI directly in 3D

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.

Clean and Structured 3D Presentation

Beyond 3D PMI Definition, SOLIDWORKS MBD helps organize the rich data into clean and structured 3D presentations with different views and display settings. It can even intelligently show and hide 3D annotations while you rotate the model to give you extra clarity while respecting all the critical-to-function annotations. Messy display? Tedious navigation? Missing annotations? Problems solved!

Comply with industry standards

SOLIDWORKS MBD helps comply with the predominant industry standards, such as ASME Y14.41, Military-Standard-31000A, ISO 16792, ISO 10303-242, ISO 14739, and so on. This compliance gives you the competitive advantages to win more contracts and deliver projects to strict requirements, on time and on budget.

Need Printouts or 2D drawings? No problem.

SOLIDWORKS offers intuitive print support for both native files and 3D output. SOLIDWORKS MBD also delivers print-friendly templates for the best results. Furthermore, SOLIDWORKS MBD seamlessly integrates with SOLIDWORKS 2D Drawings. The PMI and Views created in 3D are readily available for reuse in 2D, which can save you time and fit well into existing processes.

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SOLIDWORKS MBD Capabilities

Technical Illustration

Simplify creation of 2D graphical content directly from your CAD data for producing high quality technical illustrations that automatically update with design changes.

2D and 3D Content Publishing

Easily create high quality 2D and 3D technical communication with the greatest level of product detail and clarity for an interactive end-user experience.

Concurrent Product Communication Development

Create technical communications from the start of product development and update them automatically so that materials are finished and delivered simultaneously with your product.