Digital Enterprise Systems

New book from CGT professor explores model-based definition

Purdue Polytechnic’s Rosemary Astheimer has published a new book. “Model-Based Definition in the Product Lifecycle” explores how industry benefits from using 3D CAD (computer-aided design) models during the process of designing and manufacturing products. A model-based definition (MBD) reduces human error and helps ensure all stakeholders are working from the latest data.

Product lifecycle students use new software to optimize their product designs

Computer graphics technology students in Purdue Polytechnic who are learning about model-based design now have access to software that optimizes their designs for manufacturing, just as many of them might need to do during future careers in industry. The software takes a CAD (computer-aided design) model and optimizes it to reduce weight while still meeting the strength criteria required for it to perform its function.