Before the advent of current technology, the expenses associated with technical illustrations are substantially higher than today’s cost structure. In the past, a company created engineering drawings and then incurred further outlays in turning those drawings into illustrations for owner/operator manuals. This former process involved illustrators who would create artwork from engineering blueprints or actual photographs, thus doubling the amount of labor required to create an illustration.
With today’s technology, TPA can import your solid-model CAD data and create high-quality digital illustrations directly from your files. With our software, we can utilize your CAD data to create step-by-step illustrations and exploded-view drawings. This new technology greatly decreases the time required to create illustrations in comparison to older and more labor-intensive methods.
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