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Model Based Definition Without a CAD License

Jeff Cope
Apr 23, 2018 8:00:21 AM

As OEMs and Primes move to 3D model based definition (MBD), also known as digital product definition, they are increasingly sending those models to suppliers as part of the flow down of quality requirements.

Many suppliers have created inspection reporting processes based on 2D drawing inputs. So when faced with 3D models, they either have to buy CAD licenses for everyone in the process, or convert the drawings to 2D so they can continue with their established process. CAD licenses range from $5,000-$10,000 per seat, and with no added value to the business, this is a significant cost for businesses of all sizes.

With InspectionXpert Pro, you can view 3D models without a CAD license, extract dimensions and tolerances, add inspection balloons, export 3D PDFs, inspection report forms, upload to Net-Inspect, and plan inspections. It's the only inspection planning software that enables you to work with both 2D CAD, 3D CAD, and 2D PDF/TIF. Thus you can employ the same tool for all of your customers' inspection requirements.


3D Catia part ballooned for inspection, model based definition A 3D Catia model ballooned with dimensions extracted in InspectionXpert.



CAD Revision Management

InspectionXpert highlights all changes when you import a new revision of the 3D model into your inspection project. It also gives you the ability to accept and reject those changes.


2D CAD model, revisions highlighted, model based definition, InspectionXpert Revisions to a 2D CAD model in InspectionXpert


InspectionXpert includes everything you need to create your inspection reports, without the expensive CAD licenses and CAD training. Furthermore, as a purpose-built inspection planning and reporting tool, InspectionXpert is streamlined for the quality inspection process. You can get started today with a 14-day free trial of InspectionXpert Pro.

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