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PD782 - 3D Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) and Model-Based Definition (MBD)

PD782 - 3D Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) and Model-Based Definition (MBD)

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Boston, MA, USA
Nov 29, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017




Length: 2 days    CEUs: 1.50    PDHs: 15.00

Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) have become familiar terms in the engineering lexicon.  Many companies have implemented a version of MBD or are trying to reduce their reliance on 2D drawings.  Others have taken small steps to increase their use of model data; whereas other companies have taken great strides toward eliminating 2D mechanical drawings.  Additionally, there are those who have accelerated the transition by virtually eliminating 2D drawings from the internal processes and workflows.

Unfortunately, many implementations of MBD fail to live up the promise of becoming a Model-Based Enterprise.  Many attempts fall short, for which there are many reasons, such as a lack of tools and adequate vision of the results of the endeavor.  Additionally, many organizations have encountered inadequate coordination, management that oversteps its authority within the organization, an organizational culture that lends itself to inertia in the face of new initiatives, lack of management support, as well as a lack of clear and obtainable goals prevent the MBD program implementation from succeeding.

This course delves into the technical details of MBD and MBE, how many companies employ these processes within their businesses today, and how they manage the challenges previously listed.  You will leave this course with a deeper knowledge of MBD and MBE, you will be able to assess the current state of your company and supply chain, where you could be, and how to start planning your company’s transition for tomorrow.  We work from the details to shape the big picture, how MBD and MBE transform a business and its supply chain; as well as the incremental steps between where you are today and achieving your goals. 

You Will Learn To
 - Explain why implementing MBD is more advantageous for a business than using 2D drawings
 - Compare Model-Based Product Definition and the Model-Based Process Definition and describe their interrelationship and workflows
 - Analyze the pros and cons of using dataset classes 1-5 based on drawings, models, and combinations, as well as their business implications
 - Describe data types and dataset types, including native data, derivative data, master/authoritative data, connected and disconnected derivative datasets, etc.
 - Select paths to transitioning to higher levels of model-based capability
 - Explain best practices, and methods for implementing MBE and ensuring that it is more efficient
 - Characterize payback, reasons, justifications, and business cases for MBD and MBE

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Who Should Attend
Anyone working for a company, including its supply chain, who authors/creates, manages, reads or uses drawings, models, product definition data, and Technical Data Packages (TDPs) to do their job.  This includes mechanical and design engineers, designers, CAD operators, manufacturing engineers and technicians, quality engineers and technicians, inspectors, machinists and machine operators, tool and die engineers and technicians, procurement and purchasing personnel, supplier quality managers and engineers, project managers, estimators, managers and management, suppliers and supply chain personnel, and many others.

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  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD782
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Bryan R. Fischer, AAS, BS, GDTP-0452, is the VP of Dimensional Engineering at Advanced Dimensional Management, a division of Sigmetrix, LLC. He is a leading expert and published author with over 35 years’ experience in mechanical design and engineering. Mr. Fischer specializes in 3D methods, CAD, GD&T, ISO GPS, 3D PMI, 3D Model-Based Definition (MBD), 3D Model-Based Enterprise (MBE), tolerance analysis and their implementation. He has been active in corporate, national, and international standards development throughout his career, working with ASME, ISO, AIA, NIST, and industrial clients.

Mr. Fischer is a leading researcher and developer of standards, processes, tools and software, and methods for 3D PMI, CAD and data standards, (such as STEP), the implementation of 3D MBD and MBE. Bryan has written about GD&T, tolerance analysis, engineering standards, drawing practices, and 3D MBD. He is a member of many ASME Y14 standards subcommittees, Chairman of the ASME Y14.48 subcommittee, and the lead US delegate to ISO TC 213 for Geometrical Tolerancing. Bryan has worked with CAD and software companies around the world to improve their implementation of PMI and MBD.

Mr. Fischer has earned an Associate of Science Degree from Ohlone College in Fremont, California in Drafting Technology Design; Associate Degree in Arts and Science from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington; and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT). Previously, Mr. Fischer was an Adjunct Professor at OIT.
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