Anark has been a supporter of the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Summit hosted by NIST since its inception. The purpose of this event is to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and lessons learned in manufacturing and quality assurance where a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of the product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in the product’s lifecycle.
The theme of the MBE Summit 2019 was Democratizing the Implementation of MBE. The model-based community has moved beyond the question of “why is MBE important??” to “how do we deploy MBE?”. Anark has been involved in deploying MBE solutions enabling the replacement of traditional 2D drawings for more than a decade and continue to empower the creation of 3D PDF Technical Data Packages as defined by the ASME Y14 series of standards. 3D PDF examples developed with Anark’s platform are included in the MIL-STD-31000B release specifications.
Anark showcased the power of modern Intelligent Information Management (IIM) & Visual Collaboration approaches deployed by customers as a prime example of “Democratizing the Implementation of MBE”. This spans organizational and MBE content boundaries to include legacy data, modern MCAD formats, documents, ECAD, and other data.