Log in to follow, share, and participate in this community. 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? 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... 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... 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 ... 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... 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 ... 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... 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: ... 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... 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... 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... A quick look into Design for Manufacturing: How to Define Manufacturing Features Directly? Thanks, -Oboe Several examples on the GD&T intelligence. Check Your Grammar: Verification for GD&T and MBD Thanks, -Oboe A reminder of PMI Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2016. Thanks, -Oboe A reminder of 3D PDF Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2016. Thanks, -Oboe An example on How to Define 3D PMI in a Gear Box. Thanks, -Oboe More Tips and Tricks for Defining and Organizing Hole Callouts in SOLIDWORKS MBD Thanks, -Oboe Several SOLIDWORKS MBD Tips and Tricks on Hole Callouts. -Oboe Here is an article about Setting Up SOLIDWORKS for MBD. Just in case you didn't see this. -Oboe Here are some rendered models with 3D PMI just for fun You may render images yourself too with PhotoView 360 using SOLIDWORKS 2016.