3D drawingless tool accelerates design process

SolidWorks Model Based Definition accelerates design, says Dassault Systèmes

Engineers have access to a 3D tool for model-based design, upon the release by Dassault Systèmes, the SolidWorks Model Based Definition, a drawingless manufacturing application.

According to the company, it provides a 3D tool for model-based design that improves technical communication, accelerates design and manufacturing processes and saves production time and costs. Traditional 2D engineering drawings are proving to be time-consuming, error-prone, and non-compliant with industry standards, says the company and 3D is becoming more prevalent.

Engineers can now generate one master document for all product and manufacturing information, downstream processes, and compliance with regulations and standards without having to produce and maintain separate sets of expensive 2D engineering drawings.

Model-based definition methodologies have been shown to reduce manufacturing errors and avoid the expense and time associated with developing 2D drawings, which can run up to 50% of development costs, says the company. The application has been tailored to offer patent-pending engineering for product design and manufacturing and faster time-to-market.

It complies to MIL-STD-31000 Appendix B and achieves a compliant MBD model viewing schema, as good as, or even better than other CAD systems, claims the company.

Streamlined technical communication uses industry standard file formats. Engineers can define, organise and publish product and manufacturing information directly in 3D to improve communication between design and manufacturing teams and reduce the risk of errors. The tool can be used for communicating part and assembly information required by manufacturing, request for quotes by purchasing, and inspection reports for the QA department , streamlining information.

The Collaborative Sharing feature enables access to Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its cloud-based capabilities.

Caroline Hayes

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