This post contrasts the skill burden of 2D engineering drawings and model-based definitions on non-engineering hiring and onboarding.
MBE and MBD
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
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 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.
Terminology Trap: The Model Based Enterprise
Terminology. Terminology. Terminology. One of the base challenges that this industry faces is terminology. This space, software supporting engineering and development, is literally overrun with existing technology and concepts of how to use them. So when a software provider comes up with something new, something they don’t want the industry to see as merely an enhancement but …
With MBD, MBE, AR and VR, the Role of 3D Models is Changing
There’s no doubt about it: we’re living in a time of change. Model Based Definition (MBD) and Model Based Enterprise (MBE) initiatives are gaining more and more traction. More manufacturers are seriously looking at Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) as a means to improve activities throughout and beyond the development cycle. And believe it …
Supporting MBD with the Right Technology
It seems with every passing day, there is more and more interest in Model Based Definition (MBD) initiatives. Some companies are looking at it to satisfy contractual requirements especially in aerospace and defense. Some are looking at it as a means to become more efficient in engineering and simplify design management. Yet others are looking …