ArbortextYou can produce professional, CAD-linked illustrations fast employing a single, easy-to-use solution with Arbortext IsoDraw.

Speed the process of creating and updating high-quality technical illustrations and animations with Arbortext IsoDraw. You can produce illustrations using original 3D and 2D CAD data to optimize product and support information, such as assembly and disassembly instructions, parts catalogs, operator and service manuals, training documents, and more.

You can easily reuse valuable 2D and 3D data from CAD systems to deliver technical illustrations and intelligent graphics. Additionally, Arbortext IsoDraw gives you the unique ability to maintain an associative link to real-time CAD data, which simplifies the updating of illustrations and animations when engineering designs change throughout a product’s lifecycle.

Produce high-quality illustrations and animations rapidly, with real-time CAD data
• Repurpose rich, original CAD data to quickly develop 2D and 3D illustrations and animations
• Ensure up-to-date technical illustrations and animations through associative links to actual design data
• Enable concurrent development of product designs and technical publications with real-time illustrations
• Support one or many types of data, such as 2D, 3D, raster graphics, and animations, in a single document

ArbortextEnhance product performance
• Ensure synchronized product support documentation with links to current product designs, as you maintain up-to-date, relevant product information
• Deliver a competitive advantage in your product information time-to-market by producing more illustrations in a shorter time
• Convey explicit service procedures and produce more accurate parts catalogs using illustrations to improve comprehension, reduce errors, and increase customer satisfaction

Minimize illustration production costs
• Increase illustration productivity more than 30%–with no CAD knowledge required
• Reduce the high costs of translation by using high-quality, interactive illustrations in place of complex text
• Prepare illustrations–automatically–for publishing in multiple delivery formats, including print, interactive and Web media to eliminate expensive, labor-intensive formatting tasks
• Leverage existing CAD models and illustrations to repurpose legacy content

Comply with company and global industry standards for technical publications
• Emergence of Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) and Publications (IETPs)
• Industry standards (S1000D, ATA, CALS, J2008)
• Publishing standards (W3C, WebCGM, SVG, PNG)