Creating Complete Digital Twins using NX Model-Based Definition (MBD) with PMI

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Creating Complete Digital Twins using NX Model-Based Definition (MBD) with PMI

Learn how NX can automate the creation of digital twins to help streamline your design workflow.

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Date(s) - November 17, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


We’re witnessing a remarkable transformation in mechanical design processes, where 2D drawings are evolving into 3D models to improve manufacturing processes, enhance downstream validation, and ensure seamless data integration with the design. To eliminate the need for 2D drawings, you need a complete digital representation of your product within a 3D model – often referred to as a digital twin. And the key to creating this digital twin efficiently lies in NX’s model-based definition (MBD).

MBD is a methodology that incorporates all essential information directly into the 3D model. This information encompasses dimensions, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) requirements, material specifics, configuration details, and more. In our upcoming training, we’ve joined forces with the Siemens Digital Industries Software team to introduce you to the world of NX MBD and its ability to automate and seamlessly integrate part data into 3D models, resulting in a complete digital twin. This transformation sets the stage for further automation in manufacturing and inspection, shortens the design and decision cycles, reduces costs, and increases product quality.


🔹 Introduction to MBD

🔹 Authoring product manufacturing information (PMI)

🔹 MBD for PMI automation and reuse

🔹 Validating PMI

🔹 Collaborating with technical data packages (3D PDFs)

🔹 Downstream usage of PMI – VSA for tolerance stack up, CAM for machining, and CMM for offline quality inspection programming

🔹 Q&A

About the Speaker

  • Michael Senediak

    Partner Solutions Consultant & Team Leader, Siemens Digital Industries Software

    Michael Senediak is a Partner Solutions Consultant and Team Leader at Siemens Digital Industries Software (DISW). With over 26 years of experience at Siemens and its predecessor companies, he is a subject-matter expert in NX CAD and oversees resources related to NX CAD/CAM, Solid Edge, and Simcenter 3D. In his prior roles, Senediak held positions as a presales technical manager, solutions consultant, and technical account manager for key accounts in the Industrial Machinery vertical and US Geography direct sales teams. Before joining Siemens DISW, he worked as a design engineer at Spirex Corporation in the plastics industry. Senediak holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from Youngstown State University in Ohio.