Software for illustration of technical manuals

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Jean Marc, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Jean Marc

    Jean Marc Guest

    Could someone point me to a software that can input SW assemblies, explode
    and/or move and hide components, and output a drawing view to be used in a
    maintenance manual?


    Jean Marc, Mar 16, 2006
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  2. Jean Marc

    John H Guest

    Sounds like SolidWorks is what you are looking for....

    John Harland
    John H, Mar 16, 2006
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  3. Jean Marc

    TOP Guest

    We use SolidWorks for that.
    TOP, Mar 16, 2006
  4. Jean Marc

    \\/\\/im Guest

    For simple assemblies you can use eDrawings, with this program you can open
    Solidworks assemblies. Hide, make transparant and move components.
    Output can be done by save-as JPG (or print to pdf).
    eDrawings can be downloaded for free from website.
    \\/\\/im, Mar 16, 2006
  5. Jean Marc

    John H Guest

    I'd be surprised if that gave him what he needs, though I'm on SW2004, so
    maybe eDrawings has been enhanced since then.

    Yes, you can move parts around to "explode" the assembly, but this is only a
    temporary dragging (i.e. no real control) out of their normal position and
    cannot be saved - the components will be back in their original positions
    when you reopen the file.

    John Harland
    John H, Mar 16, 2006
  6. Jean Marc

    Jean Marc Guest

    Thanks for the answers.
    So far I have found 2 apps that can do that:
    Autovue pro 3D
    Spinfire pro V2006 (the one available for trial dwnld is V2004)

    Both for less than 1000 Eu, while SW is 8100 Eu here. And easier to use than
    SW for this very purpose.

    Another soft that may be of interest, but not for creating paper docs, is
    Jean Marc, Mar 16, 2006
  7. Jean Marc

    scota Guest

    Try this site.

    The product is IPA Professional

    They are one of SolidWorks partners.

    Speaking if which, you might want to check out the SoildWorks web site
    for more partners.
    scota, Mar 16, 2006
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    lmar Guest

    lmar, Mar 16, 2006
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