Share designs more easily with detailed illustrations and interactive technical documents
The ability to clearly communicate the correct manufacturing, installation and maintenance procedures for designs is essential to the performance of your products and the success of your business.
By using Solid Edge technical publications solutions, your designers can quickly create many types of technical documents, including work instructions, maintenance manuals, user guides and spare parts catalogs.
Solid Edge technical publications solutions are seamlessly integrated with Solid Edge software, enabling you to work directly with your Solid Edge parts and assemblies and eliminate the need to convert computer-aided design (CAD) files.
Streamlining the documentation process
Solid Edge technical publications solutions help streamline your documentation process with time-saving features for rapidly creating and updating documents. You can quickly create instructions or product catalogues including 3D graphics and help reduce costly mistakes.
Solid Edge technical publications solutions include a storyboard wizard that can be used to automatically create step-by-step processes from exploded assembly views. The wizard sets up viewpoints and hides and selects appropriate information based on the exploded step or parts lists. The storyboard wizard can be used with smart templates for a two-step process to quickly insert multiple pages into a document. Smart templates also allow users to create multi-page documents based on illustrations, parts lists or configurations.
Additionally, Solid Edge technical publications tools simplify working with large models by organizing them into subsets. These features, combined with the ability to import multiple 3D CAD files into one document, provide an efficient and optimal documentation workflow.
Solid Edge Illustrations
Solid Edge Illustrations provides an efficient workflow for creating custom parts lists and animated instructions. You can also output raster and vector graphics as well as template-based 3D PDF files and HTML5.