This bundle includes a PDF for each of the following publications.

The Tactical Guide to Deploying MBE Initiatives 

Times are changing for Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) initiatives. More executives are recognizing the value in using a Model-Based Definition (MBD) instead of a 2D Drawing. However, identifying the best way to switch is not easy. Each functional department uses design documentation in different ways. Depending on which department transitions first, the plan for adoption will vary dramatically. But just as importantly, how an organization deploys such an initiative matters greatly. Organizations must start small, allowing engineering to make the transition, and then enabling one functional department to start receiving that deliverable. From there, it builds synergistic value with each expansion.

A Visual Tour of the Digital Thread 

Modern product development relies on a foundation of digitization. Each department takes the digital work of others and builds on it, enhances it, and adds value to it. Throughout the digital development process, this builds up a network of interdependent digital deliverables, each dependent on one another. This network is the Digital Thread.

The MBD Supplier Readiness Study Findings

Findings to quantify the readiness of suppliers to use MBDs in development.


CAD and PLM Crucial to Enabling MBE Initiatives

As far as product development initiatives go, it is hard to find one that is being pursued, or at least explored, more than Model Based Enterprise (MBE). Some companies are deploying it because of contractual obligations, especially those in aerospace and defense. Others are seeking new ways to save time, eliminate scrap, and gain efficiencies. Regardless of whether companies are being forced to adopt it or are gravitating to it for their own reasons, MBE initiatives are a hot topic today.

Quantifying the Value of Model-Based Definitions

Benchmarking performance of those with varying adoptions of 3D Annotated Models as engineering documentation. Findings generated from the 2014 Model Based Enterprise Study.

The Promise of PMI

The opportunity to transform the handoff between engineering and manufacturing is still very real and highly beneficial.

The ROI of MBD

Do Model-Based Definition (MBD) initiatives provide tangible benefits? In talking with manufacturers and suppliers, that’s a question I get time and again. At this point, most people understand the theoretical benefits: MBDs take less time to create and reduce downstream errors and delays due to their unambiguous nature. However, many people still wonder if that kind of advantage is proven to manifest in some measured improvement.