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Model Based Definition
pete_yodis OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 666 ✭✭✭
It seems there is general interest from a lot of folks nowadays in Model Based Definition and Model Based Enterprise. Are there any thoughts on implementation in Onshape? This might figure into the drawing side of things that is now in progress... I would suspect that MBD might factor in importantly in the future CAD products - especially as automotive and DOD contracts may be demanding information be exchanged in this manner.
Seems silly to use 2D abstractions to convey a design. Wish the world would hurry up.
It's probably all those autocad users slowing us down (just kidding).
I have got an email from competitor. I would love Autopair function when one part drives another....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MemUhiomttM
Next step would be to add dimension but I suppose they need to be read-only to still understand what drives the model..
I would immediately start using if I could show and move existing sketch dimension from multiple sketches.
Obviosly it would need to be view mode that can be set on/off.
Oof. That stings a little bit.
I get it, though. Its not a priority and there are other things that should be higher priority. But it would still be really neat!
I'm hopeful, though. Out of all the major CAD players, I think Onshape's cloud model lays the best groundwork for actually making MBD work well, since the biggest advantage of drawings is their portability (PDFs and hardcopies).
Also - with increased use of additive manufacturing and CNC operations that work directly from the CAD models - it would be great to be able to embed revision/release/part number metadata within the CAD file. Seems like that could be a benefit of MBD and would be another way to chip away at the dominance of paper drawings.
We're thinking this is critical to our future success - this may be table stakes our org.
I'm very curious to hear more from companies who have successfully used MBD with vendors outside of automotive or aerospace, or maybe medical. My experience is mostly in consumer products and medical. I've had so much trouble, even with fairly high end vendors in the US with even getting them to understand and inspect GD&T correctly. In theory, MBD and GD&T allows us to maximize the parts we can accept while making sure that the ones we do accept assemble correctly. Instead, machinists and manufacturing people mostly want things that they can measure with calipers and gages.