• "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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  • 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
    last modified by Albin Dagner
  • 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
    last modified by Christopher Pagliarini
  • 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
    last modified by Christopher Pagliarini
  • 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
    last modified by Oboe Wu
  • 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
  • 3D PDF Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2016

    A reminder of 3D PDF Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2016. Thanks, -Oboe
    Oboe Wu
    created by Oboe Wu
  • How to Define 3D PMI in a Gear Box

    An example on How to Define 3D PMI in a Gear Box. Thanks, -Oboe
    Oboe Wu
    created by Oboe Wu
  • Tips and Tricks for Defining and Organizing Hole Callouts in SOLIDWORKS MBD

    More Tips and Tricks for Defining and Organizing Hole Callouts in SOLIDWORKS MBD Thanks, -Oboe
    Oboe Wu
    created by Oboe Wu
  • SOLIDWORKS MBD Tips and Tricks: Hole Callouts

    Several SOLIDWORKS MBD Tips and Tricks on Hole Callouts. -Oboe
    Oboe Wu
    created by Oboe Wu
  • Setting Up for MBD

    Here is an article about Setting Up SOLIDWORKS for MBD. Just in case you didn't see this. -Oboe
    Oboe Wu
    created by Oboe Wu
  • Rendered models with 3D PMI

    Here are some rendered models with 3D PMI just for fun You may render images yourself too with PhotoView 360 using SOLIDWORKS 2016.
    Oboe Wu
    last modified by Oboe Wu