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SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Design (MBD)

SOLIDWORKS MBD lets you define and organize 3D dimensions, tolerances, datums, notes, Bills of Material (BOMs), and other annotations; customize publishing templates for manufacturing, such as Part or Assembly Specifications, Request for Quote (RFQ), and Incoming Inspection Reports.

You can also publish to widely accepted formats, such as eDrawings, STEP 242, and 3D PDF for clear 3D communications.


With SOLIDWORKS MBD, you can communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D, bypassing time-consuming 2D processes, and eliminating potential problems.

Companies embracing model-based definition methodologies report savings in multiple areas, including reductions in manufacturing errors, decrease in scrap and rework costs, and lower procurement costs for purchased parts.

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Key Benefits:

Define PMI data as dimensions, tolerances, model data, surface finish, weld symbols, Bill-of-Materials (BOM), tables, notes, and other annotations

Customise templates for multiple deliverables such as engineering drawings and request for quote (RFQ), and departments such as Operations, Manufacturing, QA, and Procurement

Comply with industry standards, such as Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, and DIN ISO 16792

Easily collaborate, review and comment on your design in SOLIDWORKS, eDrawings, or 3D PDF format. The comments are saved in your 3D output for your review, approval, modification, or archive

Directly share, archive, and reuse intelligent 3D data including geometry, PMI, views, and data so that you and your suppliers don’t have to waste the time creating traditional 2D drawings

Define, organize, and publish 3D annotations, including 3D model data in industry-standard file formats now!

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SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD)


Imporove Quality, Reduce Costs, and Increase Efficiency with Model-Based Definition