Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided
manufacturing (CAM) have been around for a long
time. But the goal of transforming to full model-based
definition (MBD) has been elusive. One of the key
disciplines where it has not been incorporated is in
Quality Control. While organizations have partially
employed model-based methods for CMM (coordinate
measuring machine) inspection, most QA departments
have continued to rely on drawings, manual techniques,
and other non-digital means to complete the process.
But now, moving the enterprise towards a fully modelbased
process not only yields technical and process
control benefits, but it can also greatly redu...