Dassault Systèmes 3D tool for model-based design speeds up production
USA – Dassault Systèmes has announced the launch of Solidworks Model Based Definition (MBD), a drawingless manufacturing application.
According to the supplier, Solidworks MBD provides engineers with a 3D tool for model-based design that improves technical communication, accelerates design and manufacturing processes and saves production time and costs.
As the use of 3D in today’s industrial design and manufacturing processes becomes more prevalent, traditional 2D engineering drawings are proving to be time-consuming, error-prone, and non-compliant with industry standards. These inefficiencies waste valuable time, money and resources, the company explains.
With the Solidworks MBD application, 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 percent of total development costs,” explains Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, Solidworks. “Every new Solidworks application that we develop is a reflection of the user community’s needs. We’ve tailored Solidworks MBD to offer patent-pending engineering innovation for easier product design and manufacturing and faster time-to-market.”
Solidworks MBD is said to enable more streamlined technical communication using 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 company says. Solidworks MBD is a key addition to Solidworks 2015 product portfolio unveiled last September. It covers all aspects of the product development process with an intuitive, integrated 3D development environment.