SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition)


1 Day



Recommended Experience Level

  • SOLIDWORKS Essentials



Model-Based Definition (MBD) is more than just a tool or software, it changes your entire engineering process.  Our MBD training course takes you through the ins and outs of using the MBD Dimensions and 3D Views in order to generate the content that is required downstream.  Of course, we provide our best practices when using the software which is invaluable information.

Recommended For

  • Anyone looking to provide product manufacturing information in a 3D format

Course Outline


  • About This Course
  • Windows 7
  • Use of Color
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Lesson 1: Introduction to SOLIDWORKS MBD

  • Course Layout
  • MBD using Feature Dimensions
  • 3D PDF Capabilities
  • MBD using DimXpert
  • DimXpert Capabilities
  • eDrawings with MBD
  • eDrawings Capabilities
  • STEP 242 Files
  • MBD and Assemblies
  • Steps in the Process

Lesson 2: Using Feature Dimensions and Annotation Views

  • Using Feature Dimensions with MBD
  • Default Annotation Views
  • Optimizing Settings
  • Adding and Organizing Annotations
  • Adding Reference Dimensions
  • Modifying Dimensions
  • Creating a Section Annotation View
  • Editing an Annotation View
  • Unassigned Items
  • Creating an Annotation View
  • Notes Area

Lesson 3: Capturing 3D Views

  • 3D Views
  • 3D Views Tab
  • Capture 3D View
  • Activating and Modifying 3D Views
  • Using Multiple Annotation Views
  • Publishing PMI
  • Special 3D View Types
  • Model Break View
  • Publish eDrawings File

Lesson 4: 3D PDF Template Editor

  • 3D PDF Template Editor
  • Areas of the Template
  • Text Types
  • Other Template Aspects
  • Building a Custom Template
  • Saving and Storing Custom Templates
  • Testing the Template
  • Supplemental Tutorials

Lesson 5: Using DimXpert

  • What is DimXpert?
  • DimXpert Settings
  • DimXpert Block Tolerances
  • DimXpert Dimension Settings
  • How DimXpert Works
  • Auto Dimension Scheme
  • DimXpertManager
  • Show Tolerance Status
  • Modifying DimXpert Annotations
  • Combining Dimensions
  • Publish using Default Views
  • Creating Multiple Schemes
  • Manual DimXpert Annotations
  • Feature Selector Toolbar
  • Using DimXpert Dimension Tools
  • Unique DimXpert Options
  • Supplemental Tutorials

Lesson 6: MBD and Assembly Models

  • Assembly Models and MBD
  • Assembly Level Dimensions
  • Optimizing Settings in Assemblies
  • Adding Assembly Annotations
  • BOM Tables and Balloons
  • Publishing Assembly PMI
  • Additional MBD Tools
  • Supplemental Tutorials

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