Creo Model - Based Definition (MBD)



Model-based definition (MBD) provides clarity in a complex world. An approach to product engineering, MBD is about creating, organizing, and managing a 3D Model and the attendant semantic (machine readable) Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). This fully defined model captures design intent and geometric form control, serving as the single source of truth for the entire enterprise. Everyone from the executive offices to the shop floor can interrogate the model using either the model itself or a plug-and-play viewer.
What is Model Based Definition (MBD)?
• MBD is ABOUT empowering all stakeholders within the organization to access rich Digital Product Definition not only Just-In-Time but also Just-What-They-Need
• MBD is ABOUT creating, organizing and managing fully defined a 3D Model that captures design intent and serves as the Master Product Definition for the extended Enterprise
• MBD is ABOUT creating TDP that encapsulates various facets of the design for use by manufacturing, inspection, service, marketing, suppliers and other downstream users.
Whether you’re a long way in your MBD journey or starting to take a first look, you’ll find capabilities in Creo to help you.
  • Quick and easy creation, placement and editing of: semantic dimensions, geometrical tolerances, datum feature symbols, datum targets, notes, symbols and surface finish
  • Rich contextual properties ribbon and dynamic preview of the selected changes
  • Syntax checking for GD&T annotations according to industry standards (ASME Y14.5-2009/2018; ISO 1101:2012/2017)
  • Support for the common industry MBD standards: ASME Y14.41; ISO 16792
  • ISO/ASME standard-compliant text symbols
  • Easy reference management of annotations to geometry using individual & rule-based collection methods
  • Reporting of semantic reference failures of annotations
  • Reporting of failures of semantic references
  • Designation of annotations to Windchill MPMLink for manufacturing process planning
  • Visibility Management and organization of PMI annotation and supplemental geometry in combination states (3D). Further control over visibility of section views, appearance states, orientation states, simplified representations, visibility styles and explode states to easily convey design intent
  • Control over combination state publishing to Creo View
  • Export of semantic PMI to STEP AP242 neutral file
  • MBD related queries using Creo ModelCHECK for quick validation of design


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