Parts Catalog

Cortona3D products facilitate concurrent product and documentation, development and speed time to market. By providing robust change control capabilities synced to engineering CAD data and fast, state-of-the-art document creation capabilities, RapidCatalog helps minimise sales support costs, streamline parts catalog development, and eliminate content errors. As a result the Cortona3D toolset enables end-users to easily identify relevant parts and associated data, increases aftermarket revenue and market share, and improves customer loyalty.

Key Benefits

  • Create parts catalogs in 30-40% of the time it takes today.
  • Interactive on-screen 3D content and formatting for traditional printing.
  • S1000D, DITA compliant.
  • Robust change control ensuring parts catalogs are always aligned to the latest engineering releases.
  • Manage output data in Teamcenter CMS to flexibly configure output by product variant or language.

Create parts catalogs in 30-40% of the time it takes today

Based on the product structure BOM for CAD data imported into it, Cortona3D RapidCatalog will automatically create exploded views of any assembly. The 3D data can be quickly and easily rotated, adjusted and positioned, as well as labelled, and attribute data easily and quickly added to the catalog list view. The required result can be captured as 2D outline artwork, as well as retained in its 3D configuration, virtually at the click of a button.

By taking the hard work away Cortona3D RapidCatalog typically reduces the resource-commitment required to develop parts catalogs by 60-70%.

Interactive on-screen 3D content and formatting for traditional printing

RapidCatalog uses 3D ‘explosions’ to communicate complex assemblies that everyone can understand. Its interactive environment with drill-down navigation improves the user experience and puts an end to ordering and purchasing errors, inefficiency and lack of productivity. Data can be independently selected in the interactive 3D environment (where users can also rotate, zoom and turn off or on the displayed assembly contents) or in a catalog list view, to enable simple and rapid identification of the requisite parts.

S1000D, DITA compliant

2D or 3D output from the Cortona3D product range can be automatically configured to comply with S1000D, DITA or a variety of other recognised standards.

Robust change control ensuring parts catalogs are always aligned to the latest engineering releases

Cortona3D RapidCatalog ensures that your parts catalogs are always concurrent with the latest design releases and running changes. By linking Cortona3D content to source 3D CAD data, RapidCatalog will ensure that new design iterations that affect your parts catalogs will always be instantly drawn to the attention of your authors. Because documentation creation is so quick and easy in Cortona3D RapidCatalog, these new developments can be integrated in minutes.

Manage output data in Teamcenter CMS to flexibly configure output by product variant or language

Combining the Cortona3D suite with Siemens’ Teamcenter Content Management System allows you to manage your parts catalog information so that any element of content can be categorised against effectivity windows and release and obsolescence dates, against any complexity of product variant, against language, against published documents in which it will be included, and even against individual product identification numbers.

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