Service, operation and maintenance manuals

Cortona3D RapidManual enables the fast and easy production of 3D interactive technical documentation supporting service, maintenance and repair. RapidManual uses animated 3D simulations to clearly communicate complex mechanical procedures. These 3D manuals encourage, ‘Visual Know-How’, minimising translation issues and improving transmission of information.

Key Benefits

  • Service and maintenance manuals prepared in 30–40% of the time it takes today.
  • Interactive on-screen 3D and traditional print-friendly output.
  • S1000D and DITA compliant.
  • Service manual data from an S1000D structure or SBOM in minutes.
  • Unambiguous, animated, step-by-step procedure reviews.
  • Convert service manuals to SCORM-compliant training content.
  • Keep documentation in line with the latest design releases.
  • Flexibly configure documentation by product variant or language.

Service and maintenance manuals prepared in 30-40% of the time it takes today

Because RapidManual creates a better quality of manual, it will help your business increase right first time success rates, reduce service or maintenance cycle times, and improve customer loyalty. And because it facilitates rapid data creation from CAD-geometry masters, and is designed to facilitate data re-use across a wide range of document types, it delivers a massive reduction in the resources needed to create your service or maintenance manuals and related technical documentation.

Interactive on-screen 3D and traditional print-friendly output

While RapidManual is designed to deliver 3D interactive technical documentation, it also enhances the flexibility and quality of 2D data formats that you might use. Based on 3D configurations produced from CAD data, 2D CGM images can be easily created and edited, and assimilated into printable or online documentation formats established for your business.

S1000D and 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.

Service manual data from an S1000D structure or SBOM in minutes

Using Cortona3D RapidManual you can create an entire set of animations that reflect your service or maintenance strategy for your product – in minutes. Cortona3D RapidManual allows you to attach existing S1000D documentation to auto-generate your animation structure, or to derive your animation structure directly from your Service Bill of Materials (SBOM).

Unambiguous, animated, step-by-step procedure reviews

Cortona3D RapidWorkInstruction’s interactive documentation format allows technicians and maintenance staff to interrogate defined procedures on a step-by-step basis. Users are intuitively guided through the mechanical processes, and can zoom, rotate and analyse the 3D data, and pause, rewind or rerun the process as needed.

Convert service manuals to SCORM-compliant training content

The Cortona3D tool suite supports data reuse and common authoring between different deliverables such as Service or Maintenance Manuals and online interactive 3D e-learning materials, allowing you to quickly and easily convert service manual content to SCORM-compliant training content.

Keep documentation in line with the latest design releases

The Cortona3D toolset also acts as a change-control engine to help you ensure that your manuals, training information, and other technical documents, are always concurrent with the latest design releases and running changes. With Cortona3D new design iterations will always be instantly drawn to the attention of your authors and can be integrated into Service and Maintenance manuals, and associated training materials, in minutes.

Flexibly configure documentation by product variant or language

Combining the Cortona3D suite with Siemens’ Teamcenter Content Management System solution allows you to categorise any element of service or maintenance manuals content 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, allowing you to provide fault-free delivery of the precise documentation to your end-users throughout the product aftermarket lifecycle.

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