Careful, it is easy to underestimate the benefits of an MBD initiative. This finding looks at the root cause of the miscalculation. Any successful MBD initiative needs executive buy-in. However, overestimating the benefits of transitioning to MBD is a common mistake, as this finding proves. Some organizations blindly pursue a Model-Based Definition initiative by trying to take everything traditionally included on a fully annotated drawing and transitioning that to a fully annotated model. That, unfortunately, results in unexpected, and unwanted, results. Instead of replicating fully annotated drawings as fully annotated models, some organizations are only minimally annotated their models. Such practices yield a number of benefits. Migrating to Model-Based Definitions isn't the only documentation oriented initiative in engineering. Some organizations are looking to save time by only including the absolutely required information to define the part to be manufactured. Such efforts are paying off. This finding reveals how frequency and consistently those making design decisions use documents and spreadsheets. Today, we’re living in a world highly enabled by digital technologies. They have become an integral part of our world, This finding reveals the type and frequency of technologies used to manage design and development data. I have to admit, I’ve been curious about this for quite some time. Most of the marketing-speak in the industry This finding from the Hardware Design Engineer study reveals that the majority of engineers making design decisions do, in fact, use CAD applications. This finding from the PLM Study reveals that only 13% of all development projects are launched on time without a major shift in resources. This finding from the PLM Study shows a correlation between prototyping and testing failures and the inability to hit design release dates. This finding reveals a verified correlation the frequency of shifting resources between projects to the likelihood of missing product launch dates. This finding reveals that justifying technology investments is a top challenge for engineering organizations. This finding outlines the top challenges to adopting Model Based Initiatives, some of which are surprising. This finding reveals the average amount of time that engineers and machinists spent creating, clarifying and amending documentation. This finding identifies the most frequently identified issues that organizations encounter with engineering documentation. This finding from the MBE study shows that many companies are exploring MBE, but few have fully adopted its practices. This finding from the MBE study shows that adoption rates of model based initiatives are low, but the value reaped by those that are pursuing them is high. This finding compares the speed at which various simulation steps are executed in CAD embedded and CAD independent software.