This tool provides an easy to use intuitive framework that allows authors to easily create 3D digital interactive maintenance and operation manuals. RapidManual uses animated 3D simulations to clearly communicate complex mechanical procedures. Using existing 3D data speeds-up product documentation development and results in better product manuals at a fraction of the cost. 3D manuals encourage ‘Visual Know-How’ rather than reading comprehension, minimizing translation issues and improving information retention.
This tool produces digital, interactive illustrated parts catalogs that use 3D ‘explosions’ to illustrate complex mechanical assemblies. Its interactive 3D environment with drill down navigation improves the user experience and puts an end to ordering and purchasing errors. It cuts catalog production costs by reusing existing CAD data and produces a better parts catalog that, in turn, reduces the number of customer support inquiries.
This tool combines existing CAD assets with training documentation to produce digital, interactive training applications that use animated 3D simulations. These can be used as standalone applications or integrated with existing SCORM-compliant Learning Management Systems. Research has proven time and again that interactive 3D learning improves comprehension, retention and on-the-job performance and costs less than product mockups, physical simulations, and other active learning approaches.
RAPID WORK INSTRUCTION
RapidWorkInstruction enables the fast and easy production of digital interactive work instructions, job cards and assembly instructions. It re-uses content directly from engineering CAD enabling the rapid creation of the MBOM and bill of process. Manufacturing engineers can quickly and easily create 3D animations ensuring that assembly workers, even in off-shore locations, know what to do and how to do it – a visual explanation delivered in a work instruction saves time and increases effectiveness.
Digital Design Solutions is a premium provider of Siemens NX CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM software solutions to various industries. DDS current range of products includes NX CAD, NX CAM, NX Nastran, Simcenter, LMS, Dynaform, QForm, Moldex, Rapidauthor.