3D model animations are extremely effective for illustrating product-related processes in assembly and MRO environments.
The evCreator animation tool lets you create precise animations using your 3D models. Simply set a series of key frame positions you want to feature, select an action (explode, ghost, rotate, etc) and evCreator automatically animates the transitions between key frames.
Animations are proven to be more effective at driving knowledge retention. The ability to embed interactive 3D models which allow user-led learning experiences. Interactivity beats static drawings and text every time.
Envision evCreator is a powerful graphics application* combining 2D drawing and image editing with 3D model handling for creating technical illustrations, product visualizations, animations, charts, text and more. The evCreator handles the preparation of every visual asset you need to add to your instructional content - as well as the creation of end-to-end documents.
Modern manufacturing is well versed in the use of cutting-edge tech to optimize operations.
And yet flat PDF and even paper-based work instructions, manuals, SOPs, and other manufacturing documentation continue to underpin many procedures, including shop floor assembly, new product development, change requests, and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO).
For such a critical component of the overall success of modern manufacturing, documentation may in many cases be acting as a blocker to true agile manufacturing.
Canvas Envision’s Design Review capability makes it easy for every stakeholder to access and review critical product information, including 2D drawings, 3D models, images, and more.
All stakeholders are able to access and view designs in the Envision cloud, including fully interactive 3D models, and add mark-ups, comments, suggestions and requirements.
Perfect for distributed teams and organizations.
Interactive digital work instructions are proven to drive faster learning and task completion, and reduce errors in manufacturing and MRO processes (read more about that here).
But if your organization is one of the 28% of U.S. manufacturing firms still relying on hard copy documentation – or among the many others using PDF, Word, or Powerpoint docs, evolving to interactive digital work instructions can seem a tall order.
This article looks at the most important things technical authors and content creators need to consider when approaching a shift to interactive digital instructions.