MBE and MBD

What is a Model-Based Enterprise?

What is a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) initiative? We provide an overview in this post and video.

MBD Initiatives: Are They Ready for the Mainstream?

MBD Initiatives: Are They Ready for the Mainstream?

Companies can get a lot of value from MBD initiatives. But is it really ready for mainstream adoption? Here’s our take on that answer.

RFQ Processes and MBDs: Are Suppliers Capable?

Many executives are interested in rolling MBD efforts out to their supply chain. Yet, they have concerns: are the suppliers ready? In this video and post, we share some findings on that topic.

MBD and 2D Drawings: The Skill Burden Outside Engineering

This post contrasts the skill burden of 2D engineering drawings and model-based definitions on non-engineering hiring and onboarding.

An MBD Cautionary Tale: Underestimating the Benefits

An MBD Cautionary Tale: Underestimating the Benefits

Careful, it is easy to underestimate the benefits of an MBD initiative. This finding looks at the root cause of the miscalculation.

A MBD Cautionary Tale: Overestimating the Benefits

Any successful MBD initiative needs executive buy-in. However, overestimating the benefits of transitioning to MBD is a common mistake, as this finding proves.

Migrating to Fully Annotated Models

Migrating to Fully Annotated Models

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.

Migrating to Minimally Annotated Models

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 Minimally Annotated Drawings

Migrating to Minimally Annotated Drawings

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.