Re-Use Your CAD
Jennifer Herron is the owner of Action Engineering, a company that specializes in the promotion, process development, and standardization of a 3D CAD Model-Based Environment. Her career has been spent creating and building complex hardware systems for the aerospace and defense industry, her … More »
Using CAD models in the Digital Thread
October 19th, 2015 by Jennifer Herron
We are operating at a stage in design and manufacturing where 3D models are used for direct tooling, or used to generate injection molds, but still need to be supplemented by 2D drawings for PMI (dimensions, tolerances and notes). In addition to creating extra work, 2D drawings are fundamentally flawed because the interpretation is limited to 2D, rather than real hardware which is 3D.
We see in 3D, We Should Document in 3D
I realize we have grown accustom to 2D drawings in the workplace, but these orthographic projections of 3D data are limiting both in creation of un-ambiguous product definition and will castrate the performance of high-tech manufacturing processes, such as Additive Manufacturing (AM).
So… what is on the engineering horizon, and how can you step out of the 2D inertia spiral of death (a little Halloween humor for you)?
Here are three trends I see occurring this year in Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) and Model-Based Definition (MBD), or the Digital Thread:
Find out more about these exciting topics including challenges, pitfalls, strategies and solutions by attending the upcoming 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress.
October 29, 2015
Washington DC (Dulles)
8:10 a.m. Bob Deragisch, Director of Engineering & Infrastructure Services, Parker Aerospace [Bio] – Managing Change Using Models in an Ever Changing Supply Chain
8:40 a.m. Thomas Hedberg, Jr., P.E., Project Co-leader of the NIST Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing Project, National Institute of Standards and Technology [Bio] – Enabling System-of-Systems PLM with Digital Thread support from Design to Manufacturing, Inspection, and Beyond
9:10 a.m. Joed Dougherty, IPDM Program Manager, The Boeing Company, The Boeing Company [Bio] – Communicating a New Way of Doing Business – 3D PDFs the Boeing Way
9:40 a.m. Dennis Jarabak, Information Systems Project Manager, Newport News Shipbuilding [Bio] – Exploring the Advantages of the 3D Product Model to Build Ships
11:10 a.m. Rich Eckenrode, President & Principal Consultant, RECON Services Incorporated [Bio] – How do you rate in MBE?
11:40 a.m. John Schmelzle, Mechanical Engineer, NAVAIR [Bio] – What Does MBD look like for Organic Engineering in the U.S. Navy?
1:25 p.m. Ben Kassel, Mechanical Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division [Bio] – Building the Ship Before the Ship is Built
1:50 p.m. Massimiliano (Max) Moruzzi, Advanced Material Manufacturing Evangelist, Autodesk [Bio] – PLM Vignette: Beyond System Modeling: Extending SysML for Goal-driven Generative Design
2:05 p.m. Fred Constantino, Project Engineering Advisor for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers [Bio] – ASME Y14 Digital Product Definition Standards Enable MBE and MBD
3:05 p.m. Ray Admire, Consortium Member, QIF [Bio] – Quality Information Framework (QIF), The Missing Standard for Quality & Inspection
3:35 p.m. Phil Rosche, Independent Contractor, Advanced Collaboration Consulting Resources [Bio] – The Impact of Standards-Based Interoperability (STEP AP242 and PMI) to enable the Supply Chain