SOLIDWORKS MBD: The next step in the evolution of part definition

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SOLIDWORKS MBD: The next step in the evolution of part definition Have you ever stopped to wonder why we create 2D drawings? Sure, before the advent of 3D modeling, hand sketching or 2D drawing software was all we had, so that made sense. Once 3D CAD was introduced, revolutionizing how we design, we still had to translate that information to manufacturing. So, ok, it made sense to create 2D drawings of those models, as to not upset the apple cart […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Model Based Definition Enhancements

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SOLIDWORKS MBD was a great tool when it was introduced all the way back in 2015.  It is SOLIDWORKS solution to drawing-less manufacturing.  Even in its short life so far, there have been a lot of enhancements added to the product to either make it easier to use or increase the capabilities.  With 2017 right around the corner, I wanted to remind everyone (or point out!) of some of those enhancements in 2016. In 2016, you can now select edges […]

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SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) Has Been Released

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With SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP2, MBD was released at the same time.  Well what is MBD?  It is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution.  Instead of creating a typical 2D drawing, all of the needed information is placed on the 3D model.  This helps reduce errors, increases production efficiency, and support industry standards. You might wonder how this increases production efficiency.  It will make your process more efficient because there is not a need for 2D drawing files.  All of the information […]

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SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) Has Been Released

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With SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP2, MBD was released at the same time.  Well what is MBD?  It is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution.  Instead of creating a typical 2D drawing, all of the needed information is placed on the 3D model.  This helps reduce errors, increases production efficiency, and support industry standards. You might wonder how this increases production efficiency.  It will make your process more efficient because there is not a need for 2D drawing files.  All of the information […]

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