3 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2016 8:12 AM by Casey Gorman

    Something you may want to send to suppliers...

    Casey Gorman

      As we make the move to MBD we have run across a couple of common questions/comments from out suppliers so I have put this together. It should help reduce the impact on the vendors. Below is the text. The attachment has images.

       

       

       

      Anatomy and Use of a 3D Enabled PDF

       

      With the new use of Model Based
      Definition people are unfamiliar with how the old information is being
      presented in a new way. The purpose of this document is to help with the use
      and understanding of a 3D Enabled PDF.

      In the image below you will see
      where the information from the old traditional 2D drawing is now being
      presented. It also shows a few of the advantages of a 3D Enabled PDF.


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        There are just a couple of items that need a little more detail than
      provided above.

       

      Revisions

                      Take note of the Revision block. You may notice that the Revision History is no
      longer listed - this is intentional. The supplier should use the new provided
      STEP file. If changes where listed (and some omitted) and the supplier used the
      Revision History as the only changes, the part may not match the STEP file
      provided, and ultimately not the part needed.

      Attachments

      You will notice next to the Revision block there is another block labeled “Attachments”. In this block you
      will find a Push Pin icon (there may be more than one Push Pin), which are different
      configurations (STEP files) for that part. Other attachments may include
      Validation Reports for the STEP file(s). Validation Reports are run to validate
      the STEP file against the 3D CAD SOLIDWORKS part file.

      Dynamic 3D View

                      When you select a view from the View Selector, it will appear in this location. Any
      view (other than a Note View) can be moved, rotated or sectioned allowing for a
      better view/understanding of the part (or assembly). A benefit to this 3D view
      is if you select a dimension it will highlight the feature it is associated
      with. In an assembly, if you select a part in the Parts List, it will highlight
      the part in the view. Conversely, if you select a part in the 3D View of an
      assembly, it will highlight in the Parts List.

      View Selector Panel

                      The view selector is where you chose which view you want to show in the Dynamic 3D
      View. These views are established by the Designer/Engineer and are based on the
      information needed to manufacture the part. Unfortunately there isn’t a way to
      list the view count in the 3D Enabled PDF, but you can see a list of views (see
      Tools for Dynamic 3D View).


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                      You will notice on the above View Selector Panel graphic the white arrows at each
      end. These are used to navigate through views when the number of views exceeds
      what can be shown in the panel.

      Tools for Dynamic 3D View

                      This is just an overview of the functionality available. An item not discussed here,
      but is an important part is a tool bar associated with the Dynamic 3D View that
      allows rotate, pan, zoom, measure, sectioning and other functions. The drop
      down (Notes Area) box will show you all of the views available, though they may
      not show in the View Selector Panel due to overrun.

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