Design data in STEP or IGES formats can be processed into illustrations and exploded drawings. The use of graphics in spare parts catalogues, to illustrate complex assemblies or systems in the form of exploded drawings, makes it clear how the individual components work together.
Animation illustrating how to dismantle a shoe brake on a bogie (detail)
Animated line drawings add movement to technical instruction material, and communicate the necessary information directly, with no language barrier. Descriptions of operating situations, installed positions, work sequences, and the use of tools or other aids, can be enhanced by adding visuals.
Animated design data makes documentation available from the product development stage onwards. Technical writers can carry out their work regardless of the level of production readiness, and without complex examination of photographs or the need to visit the production facility.