This came up on a recent tour I took of one of the many new technology companies springing up on the outskirts of Airdrie, AB. Often a set of key dimensions drives the design of a part, and if quality assurance is part of the post-manufacturing phase, then it makes sense to leverage these key dimensions to provide consistency across the design through manufacture process.
In Solid Edge, this is a great opportunity to use Product Manufacturing Information features to add annotations and dimensions to the 3D model. These can be brought into the draft environments when QA drawings are being prepared, linking together design and post-manufacture inspection.
The following videos show an example of how to
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