MBE Maturity Index - MBE Lexicon2022
NSE MBE Maturity Index Rev: B

This document contains the results from the MBIT, MBE Committee’s MBE Maturity Index task group.

The information conveyed in this document has been normalized to help progress the maturation of Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) for digital product realization.

Comments, suggestions, or questions on this document should be addressed to Curtis Brown, cbrown@kcnsc.doe.gov

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This document is: is an updated Rev B to NSC-614-4279 dated January/2022 Unclassified Unlimited Release (UUR).

This version is a working release and has been made available as a rubric tool.

Furthermore we continue to solicit peer review and appreciate any focus area validation and improvement requests via the Peer Comments worksheet.

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3D Interactive Viewable
A derivative model that is rendered in 3D, is interactive, and is published in a ubiquitous format (e.g., pdf ).
3D Model
A three-dimensional computer representation of a part.
Proven to be genuine as issued by its originator.
Authoritative Source
The singular originator and provider of data that is sanctioned for a given lifecycle activity.
Approved by an authority for use in a lifecycle activity.
A mode of operation performed by a machine instead of a person.
Basis Model
The model that a practitioner uses as the starting point for a given lifecycle activity.
Bill of Materials
A list of items, along with quantities and optional activity-specific information, needed to perform a particular lifecycle activity.
Guaranteed to conform to protocols.
Courtesy Model
An unauthorized model provided to a recipient.
Critical Note
A note of great importance that appears on a 3D model.
A collection of structured data contained in one or more computer files.
Derivative Model
A model created from a source model that may be transformed into a different format.
Design Activities
Activities involved in developing product definition.
Design for X
Design activity that optimizes a model for a goal.
An artifact intended for processing by a computer algorithm.
An computerized artifact information intended for presentation to a human.
An organization.
Activities that enable an enterprise to act as a MBE, do not directly add value to a product’s lifecycle.
A mode of operation in which a person interacts with automation.
Lifecycle Activity
An activity involved in one or more phases of a product’s lifecycle.
A process that preserves information and makes it available for the communities it serves.
A mode of operation performed by a person without automation.
Manufacturing Activities
Activities involved in making a product.
The portion of the data set that contains model geometry and supplemental geometry.
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Model-Based Definition
An annotated model and its associated data elements that define the product in a manner that can be used effectively without a drawing graphic sheet.
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Model-Based Enterprise
An organization that uses model based definitions for the purpose of commission, operation, service, and decommission of a product.
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Native Model
A model in the format of its originating software application (e.g., Creo).
PDM System
Product Data Management System 
An information system that implements the product data management capability.
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One item, or two or more items joined together, that is not normally subject to disassembly without destruction or impairment of designed use (e.g., transistor, composition resistor, screw, transformer, and gear).
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An organizing principle for product data management in which all product lifecycle data relates to, and is accessible via, an single point of reference within a PDM system.
The record of heritage that proves the veracity of a data item.
Meets the required accuracy.
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Process Data
Product lifecycle data that pertains to processes (e.g., manufacturing, qualification) for product the realization.
Process Definition
[Primary] Any information that defines a process that realizes a product.

[Alt] The activity that defines a process that realizes a product.

Product Definition Data, Technical Data, Item, Feature, Drawing, Item. IdentificationIncludes materials, parts, components, subassemblies, assemblies, and equipment. The term product shall also encompass a family of products.
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Product Data
A representation of information about a product in a formal manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing by human beings or by computers.
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Product Data Management
The tracking, control and status control of product data, either as files, or through a database. The usage is frequently confined to the design stage of product development, although may extend to planning for manufacture.
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Product Data Management Activities
PDM Activities 
Activities that relate product lifecycle data to product definition.
Product Definition
[Primary] Any information that defines the physical or functional requirements of a product, to ensure design intent.

[Alt] The activity that defines a product.

The record of transmittal and enabling process that authorizes product definition for a particular purpose.
A collection of one or more data file(s) that discloses, directly or by reference, by means of graphic or textual presentations, or combinations of both, the physical or functional requirements of an item.
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Product Definition Set
An identified set of product definition that fully defines a product.
Product Lifecycle
The series of phases through which a product passes, from intake of requirements to its consumption or disposition.
Product Lifecycle Data
Data that pertains to the product lifecycle.
The tracking, control and status control of product data, either as files, or through a database. PLM extends the scope of PDM to include each physical product produced from a design, including deviations from the design and usage of the product.
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Product Structure
A hierarchical list of items that constitute a product.
3D annotations (dimensions and tolerances), metadata, notes and attributes needed to define the product beyond the 3D geometry.
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Quality Activities
Activities involved in manufacturing verification, part inspection, and product acceptance.
Source Model
The model from which a derivative is obtained.
Technical Data Package
The authoritative technical description of an item. This technical description supports the acquisition, production, inspection, engineering, and logistics support of the item. The description defines the required design configuration and/or performance requirements, and procedures required to ensure adequacy of item performance. It consists of applicable technical data such as models, engineering design data, associated lists, specifications, standards, performance requirements, quality assurance provisions, software documentation and packaging details.
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The ability to find the authoritative source of a given fact.
Regarded with confidence, and concurrently being certified, authorized, and authenticated.
Having a single correct interpretation in an intended context.
Assured to satisfy intent.
The process of assuring that a product satisfies its intent.
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The process of assuring that a product satisfies requirements.
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Assured to satisfy requirements.
A type of BOM used for a given lifecycle activity.
A model used for a given lifecycle activity.