SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition) is a non-drawing manufacturing solution integrated within SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS MBD guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D rather than using traditional 2D drawings, which helps streamline production, shorten cycle times, reduce errors, and support industry standards
● Define 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) such as dimensions, tolerances, model data, surface finish, weld symbols, Bill of Materials (BOM), tables, notes, and other annotations.
● Organize 3D PMI along with 3D models in a clear, structured and easily searchable way.
● Customize 3D output templates for multiple deliverables [eg, Drawings and Request for Quotation (RFQ) and departments [eg, Operations, Manufacturing, QA, and Procurement].● Publish 3D data and PMI in industry standard file formats such as 3D PDF and eDrawings®.
● Supports industry standards such as Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792 and DIN ISO 16792.
● Direct sharing and archiving of 3D data frees you and your suppliers from time remodeling based on 2D drawings.
1. Define the PMI directly in 3D:
SOLIDWORKS MBD defines PMI directly in 3D, avoiding costly, time-consuming, and risky 2D drawing detours, which can save up to one-third of total engineering dollars. 3D PMI can also speed up communication, shorten quoting time, and reduce errors, thanks to its 3D data inspection, interactivity, and rich meta-attributes.
2. Clearly structured 3D presentation:
In addition to 3D PMI definitions, SOLIDWORKS MBD utilizes different view and display settings to incorporate rich data into clear structured 3D presentations. Even intelligently show and hide 3D annotations as you rotate the model for added clarity while respecting all key functional annotations. Display cluttered? Boring to navigate? Missing annotations? All problems solved!
3. Customize the 3D output template:
Serve multiple deliverables and departments with custom 3D output templates. You can build layouts, insert company or group logos, place 3D viewports and thumbnails, edit captions, inline meta-attribute links, and add tables. SOLIDWORKS MBD has it all. Once these templates are set up, they serve as internal and external process guides for all departments (e.g. Manufacturing, Operations, QA, and Purchasing) across a variety of deliverables such as drawings, request for quotation (RFQ), inspection reports and work instructions . In addition, SOLIDWORKS MBD provides a comprehensive set of predefined templates for immediate use.
4. Easy 3D export and distribution:
SOLIDWORKS MBD publishes widely accepted file formats (such as eDrawings® and 3D PDF) based on predefined or custom templates. eDrawings files can be opened in the free eDrawings Viewer, and 3D PDFs can be viewed in the free Adobe Reader (installed on 93% of Internet-connected machines). In addition to 2D information such as engineering notes, bills of materials, and rich meta properties (part numbers, materials, and approvals), you can inspect in 3D with pan, zoom, rotate, measure, section, and other 3D tools your model. Simple, common 3D output adds clarity to help reduce errors, speed up communication, and reduce cycle times.
5. Comply with industry standards:
SOLIDWORKS MBD helps comply with major industry standards such as ASME Y14.41, Military-Standard-31000A, ISO 16792, and more. This compliance will give you a competitive advantage to win more contracts and deliver projects that meet stringent requirements on time and within budget.
6. Share and archive intelligent and intuitive 3D data:
SOLIDWORKS MBD helps you share and archive intuitive 3D data, including models, PMIs, views, and meta properties, so you and your suppliers don't waste time remodeling from traditional 2D drawings. With 3D data, you can upgrade legacy product configurations to new models faster and design tooling and fixtures more easily.
7. Need printouts or 2D drawings? no problem:
SOLIDWORKS provides intuitive printing support for native files and 3D output. SOLIDWORKS MBD also provides print friendly templates for best results. Additionally, SOLIDWORKS MBD integrates seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS 2D drawings. PMIs and views created in 3D can already be reused in 2D, which saves you time and fits well into existing processes.