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Dimension and annotate your 3D models in Creo to create a single source of truth everyone can rely on

Dimension and annotate your 3D models to create a single source of truth everyone can rely on

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What Is Model-Based Definition (MBD)?

Model-based definition is an approach to creating 3D models so that they effectively contain all the data needed to define a product. With MBD, the model becomes the source authority that drives all engineering activities. This model may further be used downstream by suppliers and across organizations within an enterprise.

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Why MBD?

For years, engineers used 2D drawings to deliver product manufacturing information—even as they designed models in 3D. Now, using model-based definition (MBD) methods, engineers embed product data directly in the 3D models, creating a single, reliable source of truth for the whole extended team that prevents errors and saves everybody time.

Creo provides the tools you need to annotate, publish, and view MBD-compliant models. Add the Creo GD&T Advisor Extension, and you can be sure that you and  your team have a tool to correctly define the GD&T and follow ASME & ISO standards.

What the Experts Say

The GD&T Advisor Plus allows you to reuse the accurate parts of your legacy GD&T annotations while highlighting errors that they may have and providing recommendations on how best to resolve any uncovered problems.

The Benefits of Creo GD&T Advisor

The GD&T Advisor Plus allows you to reuse the accurate parts of your legacy GD&T annotations while highlighting errors that they may have and providing recommendations on how best to resolve any uncovered problems.