Capvidia provides True MBD (model-based definition)


21st-century problems need 21st-century solutions. MBD is the practice of having the 3D CAD model become the authoritative information source for a product’s lifecycle. By including semantic product manufacturing information (PMI) aka manufacturing data within the 3D CAD model, data is both human and machine-readable downstream.

This empowers the entire workflow in design, manufacturing, and quality: interoperability between CAD, CAM, CMM, etc., automation of manual tasks, reduction of error and rework, data insights, and double-digit productivity gains that product line and bottom line.


MDB Workflow & CAD Translation

  • MBD CAD Translation: Export to QIF & STEP AP242: CAD-neutral ISO-standard file formats. Support for Creo, Solidworks, NX, and CATIA.
  • Auto-generated Bill of Characteristics: For ballooning, FAI, PPAP, and other inspection planning workflows & reporting.
  • MBD Ready Check: Prepare, check, and heal your MBD data for downstream use in manufacturing and supply chain.


Derivative CAD Validation & Revision Comparison
  • 3D Translation Validation: Compare native, neutral, and derivative CAD files.
  • Boeing D6-51991 & DPD Approval: Pass DPD requirement validation for Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, ULA, Northrop Grumman, and more.
  • Engineering Change Orders: Manage ECO by comparing CAD revisions for intended and unintended changes.


Native CAD Plug-ins for Exporting QIF, STEP AP242, and Other MBD Data

What MBDConnect CAD plug-ins do:

  • Native CAD support for exporting into neutral CAD (QIF and STEP AP242).
  • 2D CAD drawing to 3D PMI for Creo. Upgrade legacy data.
  • Use MBD CAD data for downstream manufacturing and inspection software.

MBDConnect CAD plug-in benefits:

  • 81% reduction in CMM workflow.
  • Native plug-in for easy export options.
  • Create neutral CAD derivatives that map back to the source model.


Measurement Uncertainty Simulation
  • Inspection simulation that calculates task-specific measurement
    uncertainties for CMM measurements.
  • Identifies potential issues before actual measurements are made and before product designs are finalized.
  • Helps meet ISO 17025 requirements.