Model based Design (MBD) Readiness Assessment

Are you Ready for MBD?

DSA provides a comprehensive set of Services to evaluate 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

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Stages Technical & Process Checkpoints Work Products/Outputs
Stage One 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. Mfg. Site Map
  2. Mfg. Diversity Matrix
  3. Supplier Capability Survey
  4. Engineering Site Map
  5. Engineering Diversity Matrix
Stage Two 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 attributes
  2. Review dimensioning and geometric tolerancing usage and abilities
  3. Evaluate drafting features and symbology and effected downstream organizations
  1. Define Model based Definition standards and best practices
  2. Define modeling and annotation standards
  3. Streamline consistency and implications of MBD symbology
Stage Three 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 MBD organization and layout
  2. Train design engineers in MBD annotation
  3. Create MBD start part
  4. Define technical data package constructs
  5. Refine MBD standards
Stage Four 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. Define legacy CAD update configuration
  2. Define update process, tools
  3. Define drawing synchronization
  4. Define MBD printing delivery formats
Stage Five Establish Plan for CAD Data & Model Validation, & Publication

  1. Review internal mfg data requirements, organization, and handoffs
  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. Organize manufacturing data
  2. Define requirements for ext. supplier TDP
  3. Define derivative model validation characteristics and process
Stage Six 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 required
  5. What internal sites are candidate for PoC
  6. What external suppliers are candidate for PoC
  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