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Learn how to use the SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) tools to present product and manufacturing information (PMI) in 3D formats such as 3D PDF, eDrawings

You will learn how to include include dimensions, tolerances, notes, and other information that is required to communicate necessary data about your models. You will attain the SOLIDWORKS MBD skills to define manufacturing information directly in 3D formats, so that you can eliminate the need for separate 2D drawing files.


  • Completed SOLIDWORKS Essentials
  • At least 1 month using software
  • A basic knowledge of Engineering

Features Targeted

  • Capturing 3D Views
  • Annotations and DimXpert
  • Creating PDF Templates

Learning Outcomes

  • Using Feature Dimensions and Annotation Views
  • Capturing 3D Views
  • 3D PDF Template Editor
  • Using DimXpert What is DimXpert
  • MBD and Assembly Models

Skills You Will Acquire

  • Able to create 3D PMI Models
  • Assembly annotation with a BOM
  • Understand the SOLIDWORKS DimXpert


  • Lesson 1: Introduction to SOLIDWORKS MBD
  • Lesson 2: Using Feature Dimensions and Annotation Views
  • Lesson 3: Capturing 3D Views
  • Lesson 4: 3D PDF Template Editor
  • Lesson 5: Using DimXpert What is DimXpert?
  • Lesson 6: MBD and Assembly Models