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Extending and Evaluating the Model-based Product Definition

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Author(s)

Nathan W. Hartman, Jesse Zahner, Thomas D. Hedberg Jr., Allison Barnard Feeney

Abstract

Industrial practice is in a state of transition, away from the use of drawings towards the use of annotated 3D CAD models as a means of communication. Working as a representation of an object or a system, a model-based product definition (MBD) is used to communicate information inside of a model-based enterprise (MBE). Such an enterprise will find itself in a transitional state as well, moving away from paper-based information sharing towards the use of model-based, digital product data. This research investigation sought to identify the minimum information model (MIM) -- the information elements necessary within an MBD to effectively employ a model as a replacement for a technical drawing in specific workflows in the product lifecycle. Over the course of this investigation, another phenomenon emerged -- the common information model (CIM), which represents those information items that are necessary for the workflows targeted in this study. As expounded upon later in this report, the impacts of contextual domain knowledge on the implementation of the common information model is what formed the minimum information model discovered in this project.
Citation
Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR) - 18-015
Report Number
18-015

Keywords

Model-Based Enterprise, Smart Manufacturing, Information Modelling

Citation

Hartman, N. , Zahner, J. , Hedberg Jr., T. and Barnard Feeney, A. (2017), Extending and Evaluating the Model-based Product Definition, Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.GCR.18-015, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=925412 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created December 21, 2017, Updated October 12, 2021