How much time and money do you spend to create and maintain traditional 2D drawings?
As 3D design becomes more prevalent, the limitations of traditional 2D drawings become more apparent—expensive and time-consuming to create and maintain; prone to mismatch with the 3D model (leading to massive production waste); not compliant with widely accepted and mandated industry standards.
What is SOLIDWORKS MBD?
SOLIDWORKS® MBD (Model Based Definition) is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D design software.
You can communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D, bypassing time-consuming 2D processes, and eliminating potential problems.
Why drawingless communication works?
SOLIDWORKS MBD defines PMI directly in 3D and avoiding the expensive, time-consuming, and risky 2D drawing detour. 3D PMI helps speed up communication, cut quoting time, and reduce errors thanks to its 3D data interrogation, interactivity, and rich Meta properties.
Companies embracing model-based definition methodologies report savings in multiple areas, including reductions in manufacturing errors, decrease in scrap and rework costs, and lower procurement costs for purchased parts.
Capture complete product data, including title block and BOM information, in multiple 3D Views that can be easily exported to industry standard formats
Present in 3D
Define PMI data as dimensions, tolerances, model data, surface finish, weld symbols, Bill-of-Materials (BOM), tables, notes, and other annotations
Customize 3D Output
Customize templates for multiple deliverables [such as engineering drawings and request for quote (RFQ)], and departments [such as Operations, Manufacturing, QA, and Procurement].
Support industry standards, such as Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, and DIN ISO 16792.
Publish in 3D
Publish 3D data and PMI in industry standard file formats, such as a SOLIDWORKS model, 3D PDF or an eDrawing®.
Share, archive, and reuse intelligent 3D data
SOLIDWORKS MBD helps you directly share, archive, and reuse intelligent 3D data including geometry, PMI, views, and data so that you and your suppliers don’t have to waste the time creating traditional 2D drawings.
SOLIDWORKS MBD Features
Share 3D PMI data to get designs to production faster
Present 3D data in a clean and structured fashion
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 are rotating the model to give you extra clarity while still respecting all the critical-to-function annotations.
SOLIDWORKS MBD sets data such as product models, dimensions, geometric tolerances, surface finishes, welding symbols, bill of materials (BOM), callouts, tables, notes, Meta properties, and other annotations.
Customize 3D output templates
SOLIDWORKS MBD delivers a comprehensive set of predefined templates out-of-the-box.
Several aspects of the 3D Output Template, such as layout, company, or department logos; 3D viewport and thumbnails; text descriptions; Meta-property links; and tables can also be customized to address specific deliverables, such as Engineering Drawings, Request for Quote (RFQ), and Inspection Reports.
Once set up, these templates can serve as internal and external process guidelines for all departments, such as manufacturing, operations, quality, and procurement.
Output and distribute 3D data to an existing process
SOLIDWORKS MBD publishes widely accepted file formats, such as eDrawings® and 3D PDF files that are often used in existing processes. eDrawings files can be opened in a free eDrawings Viewer.
3D PDF can be viewed using a variety of free tools including Adobe™ Reader. In addition to providing associative information such as engineering notes, BOM, and rich Meta properties, you can also explore the model in 3D with Pan, Zoom, Rotate, Measure, Section, and other 3D tools.
SOLIDWORKS MBD Benefits
Adopting a Drawingless Operation will streamline and accelerate your production
Comply with industry standards
SOLIDWORKS MBD helps companies comply with predominant industry standards, such as MIL-STD-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, DIN ISO 16792, and GB/T 24734. Compliance gives you competitive advantages to win more contracts and deliver projects to strict requirements, on time, and on budget.
Share and reuse intelligent 3D data
SOLIDWORKS MBD helps you share and archive intuitive 3D data, including the models, PMI, views, and Meta properties, so that you and your suppliers don’t have to waste time in re-modeling based on traditional 2D Drawings.
With the 3D data, you can upgrade your legacy product configurations to new models much faster and easily design tooling and fixtures.
Work hand-in-hand with 2D drawings and printouts
SOLIDWORKS MBD integrates seamlessly with existing SOLIDWORKS 2D drawings. The PMI and Views created in 3D are readily available for reuse in 2D. Easily create views containing geometry and PMI using the built in template editor.
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Evolve Design Solutions
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SOLIDWORKS Services included
Improve your performance and productivity with Javelin services
With SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service, you have access to extensive help from our SOLIDWORKS experts. Which will enhance your software investment and guide you through development challenges.
- Live Technical Support from our certified support team.
- Remote Support to solve your technical issue right on your machine.
- Regular Communication of software updates and technical tips and tricks.
Upgrades & Resources
Enjoy the latest version of your software and direct access to a comprehensive library of drawings, parts, assemblies, and features contributed by users around the globe.
- Automatic Upgrades to the most Up-to-date Version of your SOLIDWORKS software.
- FREE access to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal for Macros, Documentation, and the ability to submit Enhancement Requests.
- Full access to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base for Articles, Tech Tips, and Best Practices.
Online Training & Certification
A MySolidWorks online account is included with your subscription service where you can get answers, stay current, and sharpen your design skills with online training:
- MySolidWorks Standard Account includes 600+ online tutorial videos.
- FREE access to SOLIDWORKS testing and certification to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP).
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