Moving Day: Moving Information from Drawings into the 3D Model
Most companies still consider a traditional 2D drawing (and with this the PTC Creo Parametric .drw file) as the leading database object of their enterprise. Designers use to deliver their work results as 2D drawings to downstream processes for decades. In the recent years more and more pieces of the traditional drawing content moved into the 3D model, but usually not exclusively and are often managed redundantly in 2D drawing and 3D model. This needs to change to avoid inconsistency and to exploit the full potential of 3D based documentation. Consequential the 3D model will become the single source of information and the leading object in companies’ databases. A 2D drawing that can be derived (semi-) automatically from the 3D model will co-exist as a describing document where necessary to satisfy the corporate systems and other requirements. The presenters will share how P&G has approached the challenge of moving meta-data from existing 2D drawings into 3D models to finally reach a fully consistent MBD environment.
Presented by: Jan Stothfang, B&W Software and Stephan Prosser, Procter & Gamble Manufacturing GmbH