Service Documentation with 3D PDF

Companies spend much time and labor preparing, updating, and distributing technical documentation for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations. Despite this, maintenance and service engineers often have trouble locating the current documentation or having the requisite spare parts listed in that documentation. A better approach would be to have design, manufacturing, and other business processes […]

Request for Quotation (RFQ) with 3D PDF

RFQ creation, distribution, and final disposition is the quintessential communications and collaboration environment. Throughout, the purchasing department is in intensive and extensive communications with departments within the company, such as design and engineering, sales, and finance. The purchasing department also acts as a clearinghouse for information to third-party partners.The information for RFQ exists in many […]

Change / Release Process with 3D PDF

Product development is different in every company. Some companies have formal procedures; others work ad hoc. These differences make coordinating change/release processes between partner companies difficult. One problem involves proposing changes, understanding those changes, and communicating change orders. Another problem is in exchanging the associated data from different authoring systems, databases, and enterprise management system. […]

Paperless Manufacturing with 3D PDF

Many manufacturing companies use 3D CAD systems to design their products. However, paper drawings are still considered the authoritative documents for manufacturing, quality assurance, assembly, and other downstream processes, including even sales and marketing. Paper documents are still commonly used in outsourced manufacturing. These paper documents often contain valuable technical manufacturing information, such as geometric […]

Technical Data Packages with the 3D PDF Solution from PROSTEP

Initiatives to establish drawingless processes in accordance with the VDA guideline 4953-2 or the US military standard MIL-STD-31000 are underway in many companies. In order to provide the best possible support for these initiatives, Adobe and PROSTEP have expanded their long-standing cooperation in the field of 3D PDF technology. PROSTEP may now also offer its […]