Model-Based Definition (MBD) is an emerging approach to engineering that holds great promise for addressing the increasing complexity of systems, while reducing the time, cost, and risk to develop and deliver these systems.
Model-Based Definition includes creating annotated 3D models that fully define the product in a manner that can be communicated and used effectively by all downstream customers without the need for 2D drawings. This 3D model becomes the single source of truth that is exchanged with the downstream organizations such as quality, inspection, manufacturing, procurement and others to interrogate, analyze, build and inspect the product. Information that is added to models in addition to geometry are Dimensions and Tolerances (GD&T) plus symbols and text notes.
Mikael Johansson, PDSVISION
Mikael is an established technical expert having gained over 15 years experience within PLM, today providing specialist guidance for PDSVISION customers as he has successfully done over the last 8 years.