SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition)

SOLIDWORKS MBDSOLIDWORKS MBD defines Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) directly in 3D, avoiding the expensive, time-consuming, and risky 2D drawing detour, which can save up to one-third of the total engineering dollars. Speed up your communication, slash quoting time, and minimize errors with SOLIDWORKS MBD’s 3D data interrogation, interactivity, and detailed meta properties.

Organize the rich data into clean and structured 3D presentations with different views and display settings. It can even intelligently show and hide 3D annotations while you rotate the model to give you extra clarity while respecting all the critical-to-function annotations. Customize your 3D output templates to help serve multiple departments. Your templates will serve as internal and external process guidelines for all departments, including operating, manufacturing, quality assurance and procurement on multiple deliverables, like engineering drawings, quote requests ,work instructions and inspection reports.


Deliver projects with strict guidelines and regulations on time and on budget with SOLIDWORKS MBD, as it complies with the predominant industry standards, such as ASME Y14.41, Military-Standard-31000A, ISO 16792, and more. SOLIDWORKS MBD seamlessly integrates with SOLIDWORKS 2D Drawings. The PMI and Views created in 3D are readily available for reuse in 2D, which can save you time and fit well into existing processes.

Key Benefits Include:

  • Clean and Structured 3D Presentation
  • Define Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) Directly in 3D
  • Customizable 3D Output Templates
  • Simple 3D Output and Distribution
  • Comply with Predominant Industry Standards
  • Archive and Share Intelligent 3D Data
  • Printout and 2D Drawings Capabilities

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