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SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition) is an integrated, drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. With SOLIDWORKS MBD, you can communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D, bypassing time-consuming 2D processes. Companies embracing model-based definition methodologies report savings in multiple areas, including reductions in manufacturing errors, decreases in scrap and rework costs, and lower procurement costs for purchased parts.

SOLIDWORKS MBD helps companies define, organize, and publish 3D PMI, including 3D model data in industry-standard file formats (such as SOLIDWORKS files, eDrawings, and 3D PDF). It guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D, helping to streamline production, cut cycle time, reduce errors, and comply with industry standards, such as Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y 14.41, ISO 16792, DIN ISO 16792, and GB/T 24734.

SOLIDWORKS MBD sets data such as product models, dimensions, geometric tolerances, surface finishes, welding symbols, bill of materials (BOMs), callouts, tables, notes, meta properties, and other annotations within the SOLIDWORKS 3D environment and in 3D PMI. Because all the information needed to guide the operation is integrated with the 3D models, traditional 2D drawings are no longer needed. The intuitive and interactive 3D PMI provided by SOLIDWORKS MBD serves multiple operational use cases, such as part and assembly engineering drawings, Request for Quote (RFQs), and Inspection Reports. It also helps multiple departments and stakeholders across the operation, such as design, procurement, fabrication, assembly, quality, sales, marketing, and with clients and suppliers.

With SOLIDWORKS MBD you can:

  • Define PMI directly in 3D
  • Present 3D data in a clean and structured fashion
  • Customize 3D output templates
  • Output and distribute 3D data to an existing process
  • Comply with industry standards
  • Share, archive, and reuse intelligent 3D data
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work hand-in-hand with 2D drawings and printouts
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