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|Author(s):||Joshua Lubell; Nathan W. 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|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (485KB)|