Technical illustrations, used in operating instructions, manuals, and spare parts catalogs, convey important information about a product. But, the process for creating technical illustrations is labor-intensive and expensive. But, it doesn’t have to be.
In many organizations today, engineers have to invest significant time to prepare the product data for the illustrator, to be used as the basis for new illustrations created from scratch. And for every design change, the process is repeated, and the illustration is manually updated or recreated….again and again and again.
What’s the solution? Reuse your 3D design data as the basis for your illustrations. Sounds simple. It is.
There’s also an interesting white paper entitled Tips and Techniques on Creating Impressive Technical Illustrations that’s also of interest to illustrators and other content professionals.