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Publication Citation: MBE Standardization and Validation

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Author(s): Joshua Lubell; Nathan Hartman; Doug Cheney;
Title: MBE Standardization and Validation
Published: July 06, 2011
Abstract: 3D Model-Based Engineering (MBE) is an approach to product design, manufacturing, and support where a digital three-dimensional representation of the product serves as the normative source for information communicated throughout the product‰s lifecycle and supply chain. MBE simplifies data management and provides a more powerful communication medium than 2D-based environments. Lightweight formats, offering a low-cost way for humans to view and potentially for applications to consume geometry and Product Manufacturing Information (PMI), are a critical component of MBE and enable collaboration without requiring that business partners buy expensive Computer-aided Design (CAD) systems. These formats are becoming increasingly popular and increasingly complex as their representational capabilities grow. Their value to industry is driving a push for standardization. We discuss the advent of MBE, the standards and technologies that make it possible, and the importance and challenges of product data validation.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7796
Keywords: MBE; STEP; JT; PDF; PRC; visualization; CAD; PLM; PMI; 3D
Research Areas: Systems Integration
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