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5 Business Benefits for improving your Technical Documentation.

Reviewing your Technical Documentation process holds one of the biggest opportunities for business improvement since the expense associated with Service can be so significant. Technical documentation is however often the last consideration for a lot of companies, resulting in an impressive amount of information residing on paper or in hard to update PDF formats making them difficult to utilise effectively, error-prone and costly. 

The key to effective product documentation for complex equipment is integrated 3D Technical Publications, which provide intuitive knowledge transfer, boost efficiency, improve costs and lead to an overall better experience for the user.  

That’s why CAD-IT recommend Cortona3D RapidAuthor and its powerful cost-effective authoring suite as the perfect solution to producing support documentation such as interactive parts catalogs, maintenance manuals, training materials, work instructions and much more. Businesses can simply reuse their existing CAD data or other 3D source material to create interactive 3D illustrations, allowing the user to navigate intuitive interface to better understand complex instructions and procedures as an easy-to-follow step by step approach.

So let’s break it down, here are 5 reasons to consider switching to 3D Technical Documentation.

1. Increased Efficiency 
Comprehensive 3D technical documentation speeds up issue resolution and improves first-time fix rates by giving users access to easy to understand effective instructions that are always up to date and readily available. The step-by-step instruction combined with interactive 3D visualisations uses ‘explosions’ to break-down complex mechanical assemblies and help users quickly identify problems and understand how to solve them correctly the first time around.

2. Cost savings 
We all know that time is money, and by improving first time fix rates, speeding up training times and knowledge transfer sees the job get done quicker and with less error. By improving speed and accuracy you’ll in-turn benefit from increased business profitability – Plus, but reusing your existing CAD data you’ll be cutting costs there too.

3. Better Documentation 
Say goodbye to outdated documents through controlling updates and distribution, ensuring the version your workers have is the most up to date and relevant to get the job done correctly. Gone are the days of sifting through pages upon pages of text and 2D drawings to find a badly detailed solution to a very technical and complex problem. Now your workforce will have rich, interactive instruction at their finder tips and on the go.  

4. Easy to use 
One single tool for the job, the easy-to-use authoring process requires no prior CAD experience, increasing efficiency and effectiveness at the content creation stage. It’s also got an easy to navigate user interface that’s compatible with an array of different devices and even on the go. What’s more, you can even outsource the entire authoring process to us here at CAD-IT so you can focus on what’s really important in your business.  

5. Better decisions 
Empower your workforce to make better decisions by giving them the information they require at the exact time they need it. Utilise 3D learning capabilities to improve comprehension, retention and overall job performance, 3D simulations will provide step-by-step training scenarios which accelerate training timelines and increase the effectiveness of learning, in turn leading to better and more empowered decision making further down the line.

Working with CAD-IT to improve your Technical Documentation 

We work closely with your business to identify relevant use cases and in turn recommend the best solution and service for the job.  We offer a range of technologies and professional services that will boost your SLM efficiencies and save you time and money as a result. From Siemens Teamcenter CMS, Cortona3D Rapid Author, Tetra 4D’s suite of 3D PDF applications, outsourcing, consultancy and much more.  

To get in touch with us to arrange a free no-obligation consultancy session or to take advantage of a free trial, simply email 

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