Quicker manufacturing documentation–clearer manufacturing communications
Digital communications speed design-to-manufacturing processes. In Solid Edge Model Based Definition, 3D models that include PMI and associated metadata are communicated via universal 3D PDF, allowing manufacturing data to be viewed interactively. The PMI information used to drive the 3D model is the same information leveraged to create the 3D PDF file, preventing the need to create additional PMI documentation. When required for certification efforts, paper documentation can be easily produced in 3D PDF format.
Publish files directly from the drafting environment
3D PDF files derived from Solid Edge Model Based Definition can be published directly from the drafting environment. Templates define the layout of the published PDF with the number of pages in the template corresponding to the number of pages in the PDF file. Logos and other common information may be added to the background sheet. Editable fields enable users to add notes and thumbnail previews of the model to the document.
Use most cost-efficient processes in supplier collaboration
Solid Edge Model Based Definition allows suppliers to use the most cost-effective solution for their business needs by allowing manufacturers and their suppliers to manage model-based 3D engineering efforts digitally using a cost-effective, non-proprietary process. Product and manufacturing information (PMI) can be exchanged between manufacturer and supplier (or engineering and manufacturing departments) without requiring them to be in the same environment.
Compliance to standards
Compliance to industry standards can give users a competitive advantage as many industries require adherence to standards requirements for digital data-based processes. Solid Edge Model Based Definition complies to MIL-STD-31000B, ASME Y 14.41, ISO 16792, ISO 1101, ISO 1405, DIN ISO 16792 and GB/T 24734; the software imports/exports PMI using STEP AP242.