SOLIDWORKS Shorts: Model Based Definition (MBD) and Engineering 4.0

We sat down with SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) Product Manager Oboe Wu who is very passionate about removing 2D from the design and manufacturing process. In this video, he discusses how to fully leverage your 3D design data throughout your organization and with partners to reduce redundant tasks, and eliminate conversion of 3D data to 2D documents.

SOLIDWORKS MBD ties into the overall “Engineering 4.0” message, which focuses on getting the most out of every part of your design data throughout your organization and suppliers.

Click here to learn how SOLIDWORKS MBD improves communication between your design and manufacturing teams.

Read our article and infographic to learn how building a more efficient product development process with Engineering 4.0 can help your work you can stand out.


Cliff Medling

Cliff Medling

Cliff Medling is a Senior Marketing Manager at SolidWorks
  • I am right there with you on this one. Good job with MBD.

  • Joe Brouwer

    The engineering world has been based on the 3D model for over 33 years. It is shocking to think that someone still thinks we use drawings only as the authorizing document. It has been the solid model “and” a drawing (first printed and now delivered as a PDF) for me since 1982.

    Redefining 2D/3D

    This fellow is describing MBD for SW. He thinks that we do not deliver a 3D model along with the drawings. He thinks we only give manufacturing the drawings and they have to recreate the 3D model. Sadly, this the level of ignorance that is managing the MBD process for Dassault. The drawing is an easily generated reference document that requires no special software to view.