Model based Design (MBD) Readiness Assessment

DSA provides a comprehensive set of Services to evauluate your readiness for Model-based Definition and assist you to derive detailed Implementation Plans, Budgets, and Calculate your attainable Return on Investment for MBD. Our approach is comprehensive and tailorable to ensure our effective and efficient derivation of your MBD Readiness

1.  Mfg. Site Map
2.  Mfg. Diversity Matrix
3.  Supplier Capability Survey
4.  Engineering Site Map
5.  Engineering Diversity Matrix

Evaluation your company’s current Operational Model:
1. Product Breadth/Classes
2. Manufacturing Sites: Locations, Vertical Integration vs.
    Outsource, Diversity and/or commonality of Mfg. Systems,
    Diversity and/or commonality of Mfg. Equipment
3. Engineering Centers: Current Model-based Maturity, Diversity
    & Application of Eng. Stds. e.g., QIF, ASME Y14, MIL Stds
4. Diversity and/or commonality of Engineering Practices &
    Systems e.g., CAD/CAD Data Mgt., Simulation & Analysis,
    Core Product Data Management, etc.
1.  Define Model based Definition
      standards and best practices
2. Define modeling and annotation
3. Streamline consistency and
    implications of MBD symbology

Review Modeling & Drawing Practices to assure optimal Model exploitation and a High First Pass Yield through the Model-based Enterprise:

1. Ensure enterprise consistency for model content and
2. Review dimensioning and geometric tolerancing usage and
3. Evaluate drafting features and symbology and effected
    downstream organizations
1. Define MBD organization and layout
2. Train design engineers in MBD
3. Create MBD start part
4. Define technical data package
5. Refine MBD standards

Understand pros and cons of options to enable selection of the ideal methodologies for MBD

1. Review product development process
2. Evaluate core user MBD readiness
3. Explore requirements for MBD annotations
4. Review options for technical data delivery

1. Define legacy CAD update
2. Define update process, tools
3. Define drawing synchronization
4. Define MBD printing delivery
Legacy Model Transformation to Model-based (Tools and processes for simple reuse and update or previously defined models with drawings)
1. Critical Checkpoint
2. Asses model quality and
3. Review options for retrofitting legacy models
4. Evaluate model printing delivery needs
1. Organize manufacturing data
2. Define requirements for ext. supplier
3. Define derivative model validation
    characteristics and process
Establish Plan for CAD Data & Model Validation, & Publication
1. Review internal mfg data requirements, organization, and
2. Asses suppliers needs and content for technical data
    packages TDPs
3. Evaluate options for secondary content and derivatives
    models to be used downstream
4. Review requirements for derivative model validation
1. Proof of Concept (PoC) Objectives
2. Targeted Sites, Supply Chain
    processes Target Part Families
3. Targeted Suppliers
4. Technical Plan (Strategy, Tools,
    Methods for Pilot Execution)
5. Resource Plan (Budget, Staffs,
    Facilities, Governance)
6. Validation Plan
7. Risk Assessment & Mitigation Plan
Establish Plan for development & institutionalization of MBD Standards through Proof of Concept
1. What are Goals & Objectives for Proof of Concept(s)
2. What is Internal Process Scope e.g., CAD Data Validation,
    Mfg. Work Instructions, CMM, CNC, FAI, Tooling, etc.
3. What is External Process Scope e.g., CAD Data Validation,
    Mfg. Work Instructions, CMM, CNC, FAI, Tooling, etc.
4. What Product Families will best enable Proof of Concept
    Goals & Objectives – what Data definitions/TDP’s are
5. What internal sites are candidate for PoC
6. What external suppliers are candidate for PoC