• Best practice MBD CAD to CAM

    Hello all,   I'm sort of struggling to find the optimal link between a 3D SOLIDWORKS MBD CAD model and CAM. The main issue is whether the CAD model is a 1:1 match of the desired end-product. In general, we tend ...
    Arnout Temminck
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  • hello, please help with a few beginer questions ( MBD )

    hello all, i just started recently to explore the mbd, and i have a few questions, described in attached images   thank you in advance
    Deadly Kitten
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  • Geometric tolerancing an assembly of two pieces

    Hi,   I would like some help with geometric tolerancing as I am quite new to working with solidworks.   I have an assembly (see picture: assembly) where two pieces (disc and a flange (see picture: project)...
    Naka Al
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  • MBD - Leader line hidden by model

    Every dimension you see in the image above is assigned to the Front Annotation View.  Additionally, they're all on the same plane. So, my question is this: WHY, when I activate and orient to the Front view, is...
    Kameron Smith
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  • "Publish to 3D PDF" Grayed Out

    When using MBD, I am unable to actually publish to a 3D pdf on some parts. For other parts, it works fine. Is there any reason why this might be?
    Daniel Featherby
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  • How to add "geometric tolerance" with linear dimensions?

    How to add "Geometric tolerance" with linear dimensions(i.e Location dimensions) in MBD? mbd dimensions solidworks mbd Please refer to the below image
    Karthick M.
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  • Had a pleasant surprise today - General Profile Tolerance

    So let me preface this with a couple of items: We have been practicing MBD for about 14 years now. We have done end runs, hacked the system, abused it untill we got models and assemblies looking the way we felt the s...
    Tim Smith
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  • Sketch dimensions imported to MBD

    Hello!   My company is in the early stages of Model-Based Definition and how to work more efficient with it. The way we work today is that in the sketches, when we are making the 3D-part, we are defining our dim...
    Brandon Saari
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  • MBD/3D Annotations - Full dim or Minimal dim?

    I've watched a ton of MBD, DimXpert videos over the years from respected sources such as Trimech, GoEngineer, SolidWorks, etc. and they all have one thing in common: They present the practice of creating 3D annot...
    Tim Benson
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  • Let's be honest - what is the state of MBD in the industry today?

    After years of reading articles, blog posts, attending conferences and ad hoc discussions extolling the virtues of MBD and the 'drawing-less' future, has there really been any substantive progress towards adoption in ...
    Tim Benson
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  • Permission Denied - 3D PDF Template Editor

    Hello, When trying to publish to a 3D PDF from Solidworks MBD I get a "Permission denied on themes folder" error. See attached for popup. I do not know where the 'themes' folder is. I do not know where to grant pe...
    William Chaney
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  • Leveraging PMI and 3D Views in standalone CAM thanks to STEP 242

    Did you know that some of our partners (Computer Aided Manufacturing) can read STEP 242 files ? When you open the file you will find all the 3D views that were created in MBD.   But it doesn't end there, PMI ...
  • Hide dimensions in Solidworks MBD

    Hello, my company recently started to use Solidworks MBD for 3D drawing. My job was to make 3D drawings with MBD, make 3D views and then E-drawings. First of all i tried to clean up the modells because some of the ske...
    Albin Dagner
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  • 3D PDF Using Adobe Reader

    3D PDF is a great tool for those who might not have SOLIDWORKS to view the models. This video will show you how to view 3D PDFs using Adobe Reader, which is a free program.   This video includes the following: ...
    Jamie Lee
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  • MBD Complying with ASME Y14.5-2009 Continuous Feature Tolerances

         Recently, some users have been asking about whether SOLIDWORKS MBD complies with the continuous feature requirements for ASME Y14.5-2009 standards. The standards specify two use cases shown in...
    Christopher Pagliarini
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  • 3D PDF sample

    I have created a 3D PDF sample using some of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) test parts. To give a little background, NIST recently conducted their 2017 MBE PMI validation and conformance tes...
    Christopher Pagliarini
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  • An Introduction on How to Publish a 3D PDF

    An Introduction on How to Publish a 3D PDF  The essence of MBD(Model Based Definition) is to directly define dimensions and annotations on the 3D model so that it can be reused throughout the whole life cycle. 3D...
    Xiang Cao
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  • Design for Manufacturing: How to Define Features Directly

    A quick look into Design for Manufacturing: How to Define Manufacturing Features Directly? Thanks, -Oboe
    Oboe Wu
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  • Check Your Grammar: Verification for GD&T and MBD

    Several examples on the GD&T intelligence. Check Your Grammar: Verification for GD&T and MBD Thanks, -Oboe
    Oboe Wu
    created by Oboe Wu
  • PMI Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2016

    A reminder of PMI Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2016. Thanks, -Oboe
    Oboe Wu
    created by Oboe Wu