1st Edition

Model-Based Enterprise Achieving Lasting Value with MBD and MBE

By Bryan R. Fischer Copyright 2025
    372 Pages 142 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Model-Based Enterprise describes Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) and Model-Based Definition (MBD) in detail, focusing on how to obtain significant business value from MBE.

     This book presents MBE from technical and business perspectives, focusing on process improvement, productivity, quality, and obtaining greater value from our information and how we work. The evolution of MBD and MBE, from Computer-Aided Design (CAD) topics to current approaches and to their future role, is discussed. Following the progression from manual drawings to 2D CAD, 3D CAD, and to digital data and digital information models, MBE is presented as the method to achieve productivity and profitability by understanding the cost of how we work and refining our approaches to creating and using information. Many MBD and MBE implementations have changed how we work, but yield little real business value – processes changed, engineering drawings are replaced with 3D models, but the organization achieved minor benefits from their efforts. This book provides methods to become an MBE and achieve the full value possible from digital transformation. 

    Model-Based Enterprise is essential reading for anyone who creates or uses product-related information in OEMs and suppliers, in private sector and in government procurement and development activities. This book is also essential for students in all engineering disciplines, manufacturing, quality, information management, PLM, and related business disciplines.

     Chapter 1 – Opportunities at Our Fingertips
    Chapter 2 – The Current State of Industry
    Chapter 3 – Information Type, Structure, Representation, and Presentation
    Chapter 4 – Fundamentals of MBD
    Chapter 5 – Fundamentals of MBE  
    Chapter 6 – Becoming an MBE



     Bryan Fischer

    President, Advantage MBE Inc. and TDP360 LLC

     Bryan is a leading expert in Model-Based Definition (MBD), Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) and product definition practices, with the experience, vision, and leadership skills to drive a fundamental change in how design and manufacturing industries do business. Bryan helps companies understand and adopt MBE and digital transformation to achieve meaningful success.

     Bryan is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow, and an internationally recognized leader, trainer, consultant, speaker, and author with over 40 years of experience in engineering design, Model-Based Definition (MBD), Model-Based Enterprise (MBE), GD&T, GPS, tolerance analysis, manufacturing, and quality. In his early career Bryan worked as a drafter, designer, checker, GD&T expert, and tolerance analyst.

     Bryan has worked and consulted with companies in many manufacturing-related industries. He has worked in low- and high-volume environments, from one-of-a-kind to mass production. He has developed many standards used in drawing- and model-based environments. Bryan also works as an expert witness, helping companies in disputes related to the topics listed above.

     Bryan is a lifetime member of ASME, an ASME Certified Senior Level GD&T Professional, and a longtime member of ASME and ISO standards activities. Bryan has taught thousands of people about MBD, MBE, GD&T, ISO GPS, tolerance analysis, and engineering drawings over the last 25 years. Bryan has authored many books, articles, and papers on MBE, MBD, GD&T, drawing practices, and tolerance analysis.