Top 7 Neutral 3D CAD File Formats

Posted on 11 Nov 2019 by Jimmy Nguyen

CAD (computer-aided design) files are digital files that house 3D & 2D designs as well as information regarding materials, processes, tolerances, and other data.

From design to production, everything begins with the CAD file.


QIF (Quality Information Framework): Definitive Guide

Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Jimmy Nguyen

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What is PMI (Product Manufacturing Information)?

Posted on 30 Sep 2019 by Jimmy Nguyen


Product manufacturing information (PMI) is essential engineering or manufacturing information embedded within a 3D CAD file. It is governed by ASME and ISO industry standards.

PMI may include the following information:


Why QIF Matters – A Roadmap for Digital Manufacturing

Posted on 24 Sep 2019 by Capvidia



Boeing DPD Requirements: Three Steps to Pass D6-51991

Posted on 19 Sep 2019 by Capvidia

If you’re an aerospace manufacturer who wants to land contracts with Boeing, you likely have questions about how to meet their DPD Requirements. Here are the steps you need to take to make sure your parts and components pass Boeing’s D6-51991...


MBD (Model-Based Definition) in The 21st Century

Posted on 03 Sep 2019 by Jimmy Nguyen

What is MBD (model-based definition)? And why is it important in today’s design, quality, and manufacturing disciplines? 


ASME Model Based Enterprise Working Group Initiation

Posted on 19 Jun 2019 by Capvidia

Get involved with the MBE community! The ASME MBE Standards Committee is establishing working groups (WGs) to kickoff technical work toward the development of MBE Standards. The first two WGs are:


How to Compare 3D CAD Models

Posted on 11 Jun 2019 by Capvidia

You may call it “3D CAD comparison,” or “CAD model validation.” We call it “comparative model validation.” But whatever you call it, comparing and validating your 3D CAD models is one of the most vital steps in the 3D CAD design process. And it’s...


Bridging the CAD Chasm – Capvidia and KOTEM at Control 2019

Posted on 29 May 2019 by Capvidia

Recently, Capvidia partnered with KOTEM, a leading software company for the industrial inspection and quality control space. KOTEM’s strength is in implementing Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and they asked Capvidia to collaborate on CAD...


MBE Workflow Demonstration at NIST MBE Summit 2019

Posted on 11 Apr 2019 by Capvidia

Capvidia was privileged to give a technology demonstration at the NIST MBE Summit 2019 on April 2, 2019. This video shows the technology demonstrated there.