SOLIDWORKS MBD

Learn how to communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D

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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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017 [On-Demand WEBINAR]

SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017 Webinar

SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017 introduces many new enhancements to Model Based Definition that will help you to quickly and accurately communicate critical product information throughout your downstream manufacturing operations. Watch our on-demand webinar to see the latest enhancements in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017 and a review of the new features including: Basic dimensions for features of size and fully…

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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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