Delivery of Model Based Definition (MBD) to Downstream Users
Christopher J Senesac
Senior Systems Architect Engineering(br/>
Deputy Lean Engineering
The Boeing Company
Historically product data has been delivered to Boeing Rotorcraft’s downstream users in the form of 2D drawings. With the transition to a Product Data Manager and Model Based Definition (MBD) there is no 2D detail drawings created. Our vision is to eliminate paper drawings while reducing the cost of delivery to our customers. With MBD, all Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) is annotated directly on the 3D model. The recipients of our technical data require the MBD model, consisting of a part or assembly, in a neutral format that does not require the original CAD authoring software and viewable with a low cost tool. Using Adobe’s PRC format we are able to deliver requirements in a single file. Rotorcrafts project plan, development, architecture, tools and implementation will be discussed.
Chris joined The Boeing Company in 1993. Chris is currently a Senior Systems Architect for Engineering and Deputy of Lean Engineering for Boeing Rotorcraft Philadelphia responsible for establishing the Lean+ strategy and coordinating the development, deployment and support of Tools and Processes for Rotorcraft. Chris has held that position for the past 4 years. Chris has 11 years of experience implementing Lean in Engineering, seven of those years coming from the IT side of the house. While on the IT side of the house Chris led the architecture and implementation of Visualization at Rotorcraft. Chris brings more than 28 years of experience. Chris has a BS from Northern Illinois University in Software Engineering. Prior to Boeing, Chris was a consultant for IBM specializing in the Aerospace sector while working with Boeing in Philadelphia.