SOLIDWORKS MBD

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How to Adopt Model Based Definition (MBD) Guide

Model Based Definition guide
Download the “How-To Adopt Model Based Definition Guide” to learn best practices that will help you shorten the learning curve for adopting MBD and achieve the fastest possible ROI. Companies initially adopt Model Based Definition to improve communication with manufacturing and suppliers, but its benefits expand well beyond dialogue. In fact results from research conducted…
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Balloon models & new import formats in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018, the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Add-in supports creating reports from SOLIDWORKS part and assembly models.  Balloons can be added to model dimensions, notes, GD&Ts, and hole callouts created in SOLIDWORKS MBD or using DimXpert.     Inspection reports can be exported to Excel, eDrawings 2D PDF and where SOLIDWORKS MBD is installed, to 3D…
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SOLIDWORKS MBD Can Help Your Manufacturing Team Avoid Costly Errors

Does your 2D drawing on the shop floor match your 3D models? Can you easily communicate your designs and products with the manufacturing team, service team, suppliers, dealers, and customers? If you are simply not satisfied with either of your answers to these questions, then maybe it is time to look at going paperless. This…
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How do I install and activate SOLIDWORKS MBD?

Installing SOLIDWORKS MBD
The question of installing SOLIDWORKS MBD is quite common after our customers have purchased a license. Installing SOLIDWORKS MDB SOLIDWORKS MBD license is not included in any of the three SOLIDWORKS license types (Standard, Professional or Premiun).  It is installed using the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager.  In the Serial Number dialog, shown below, select SOLIDWORKS MBD and…
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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2016-2017 [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2017
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. — Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher and writer The first step for any designer or engineer starts at the learning level. The first, best step, for anyone entering a design or engineering program is SOLIDWORKS. As the industry leader, SOLIDWORKS allows students to create and innovate…
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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017

SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017
Does your 2D drawing on the shop floor match your 3D models? Can you easily communicate your designs and products with the manufacturing team, service team, suppliers, dealers, and customers? If you are simply not satisfied with either of your answers to these questions, then maybe it is time to look at going paperless! And this…
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SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017 Attaching files to a 3D PDF

In SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017, files can be attached to a 3D PDF, when it is published. To do this, click on Publish 3D PDF. Click on Attach Files and browse to the file you want to attach: The attachment will appear under the attachment/paperclip tab on the left-hand side of the PDF document:   And can be…
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The Top 10 New Features in SOLIDWORKS 2017 [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top Ten
SOLIDWORKS 2017 is packed with new, customer-focused enhancements. Whether you design single components, incredibly complex equipment, or even entire facilities, SOLIDWORKS 2017 delivers easy-to-use tools to help turn your ideas into higher-quality products. Check out the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Top Ten list of features to look out for in the new release: 1. SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect Work seamlessly with…
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