3D CAD + True MBD

Create CAD with PMI (QIF or STEP AP242 file) that is human & machine-readable downstream with full compatibility & reuse between multiple CAD software.

Automatic FAI & Other Reports

View Bill of Characteristics and auto-generate customizable inspection reports with one click from 2D drawing (Balloon 2D), 3D CAD, and/or 3D HTML. AS9102, PPAP, and more.

MBD Ready Check:

Heal & repair your PMI (GD&T and other 3D annotations) for CMM, CAM, and other downstream semantic workflows. No more MANUAL transcriptions or interpretation errors!


Digital transformation starts with the authority CAD model flowing downstream.

See how MBDVidia empowers your work in 5 ways:



True MBD CAD Export

Publish a QIF or STEP AP242 model from your 3D CAD

QIF & STEP AP242 are CAD neutral file formats that provide the best options for MBD (model-based definition), ensuring multi-CAD interoperability throughout the digital thread and workflow.

True MBD means no MANUAL transcription from design to manufacturing to quality.

Compatible with Creo, SolidWorks, NX, and CATIA.



View Bill of Characteristics (BoC) from 2D drawing or 3D CAD

BoC generation for FAI and PPAP workflows

Capture annotations from 2D drawing (optional tier Balloon 2D) or 3D CAD model.


Automatically assign balloon numbers, designate major & minor criticalities and track revision changes from the authority or native CAD.



Make Your PMI Machine-Readable

Next generation of heal & repair for PMI

Produce machine-readable PMI. Heal GD&T errors, repair conflicting data, and optimize CAD with MBD Ready Check.



One-Click Automated Reports
for FAI, PPAP, and More

Smart inspection forms that maintain the connection to the digital thread

Examine easy-to-read views and measurement data that are populated in a customizable Excel form. Examine easy-to-read views and measurement data populated in a customizable MBD-rich form like Excel, Net-Inspect, HTML, PDF, etc.



Close The Loop

Harvest measurement data

Import measurement results data back into MBD model for CAD model with PMI that is human & machine-readable: This is digital transformation!

Industry Leaders Using Capvidia Software:

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Our software is second to none when it comes to MBD workflows. Request a trial evaluation for MBDVidia standalone or CAD plugin (Creo, SolidWorks, or NX) to start your digital transformation journey.

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Why MBDVidia?



  • Increased Inspection Quality

    Rely on an automated, structured process.

  • Bring Data Back into Digital Thread

    Import precious data beyond PASS/FAIL back into MBD.



  • First Article Inspection Automation

    100% automated workflow with a couple of clicks. Export to Excel easily.

  • Reuse Your PMI

    With MBD ready check, make sure your PMI is machine readable to drive downstream automation.



  • Reduce Inspection Costs

    Stop manually entering GD&T- automation saves time & money.

  • Lower Risk for Transcription & Interpretation Errors

    Free from human reading, typing, and validation errors.

More Than CAD Translation: It’s About MBD CAD Models & Digital Transformation In The 21st Century.


Capvidia is your partner and source for the best MBD practices in Industry 4.0. 

We're the ground-floor, roll-up-your-sleeves company, so we work directly with CAD engineers & designers as they transform their work, department, or company into MBD/MBE. 

Personnel focus. Process focus. ROI-driven focus.

Our MBD specialties:

  • 1. PLM integration, measurement data harvesting & digital twin.
  • 2. Metrology and CMM automation.
  • 3. Derivative model validation & CAD revision comparison
  • 4. Inspection reporting (FAI, PPAP, etc.)
  • 5. Pilot projects & more!

You're busy and limited on time & resources.
Capvidia provides personal attention to detail to get the job done.

110% Expert
Consulting & Ownership

Some sell software, others sell services. We provide solutions, period. From CAD to CAD, CAM, CAE, CMM, and other software, we assist you in getting complete file interoperability throughout the process– most importantly, RESULTS.

"I’ll Be There" 
For You Support

When you call or email us, we’re fast to respond. It’s always nice to have a Robin to your Batman, right?

Updated Software

We are partners with major CAD vendors to ensure consistent performance of MBDVidia 24/7. We’re always current & on top of the latest trends.

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    Frequently Asked

  • Moving to MBD is tough. How can I make that jump?

    Start small and on the ground floor. Don't try to boil the ocean. Find a manageable pilot project and measure ROI. Optimize then expand.

  • Which CAD file formats work with MBDVidia?

    Capvidia is an expert in neutral CAD formats like QIF and STEP AP242.

    We’re also partners with the major CAD vendors, ensuring good translation of native CAD formats.

    We also provide CAD plugins for Creo, SolidWorks, and NX for publishing QIF or STEP AP242 formats only.

    We also have an MBD interface for CATIA. Contact us for more details.

  • What's the difference between the standalone & CAD plugins?

    MBDVidia is a standalone software for MBD workflows and translation. A plug-in for your major CAD vendors allows for exporting into QIF or STEP AP242.

  • Can I generate FAI, PPAP, or other inspection forms with MBDVidia?

    Yes, MBDVidia is the leading tool for ballooning and inspection report generation from an MBD model. 

  • Can I customize my Excel reports?

    Yes, our customers will usually set up MBDVidia to export the exact inspection reports that they currently have in place.

  • What is MBD and semantic PMI?

    Model-based definition (MBD) is the practice of embedding 3D annotations aka semantic PMI into the 3D model itself. It's the next evolution as the industry transitions away from 2D drawings and into human & machine-readable 3D models.


Software | Services | Support | Projects

Capvidia focuses on true MBD workflows: 3D CAD translation & validation featuring MBD CAD with semantic PMI that is human & machine-readable for downstream use from design to manufacturing. 

With one single source of truth, interoperable data is shared among different teams, partners, and personnel with their current systems (CAD, CAM, CMM, etc.) powering automation, AI, and Big Data insights. 

We've been trusted for over 26 years pertaining to all things CAD software.

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