Cortona3D is a document authoring tool that produces interactive documentation for use on the shop floor or by customers. Existing engineering CAD models can be reused to allow the Manufacturing Engineers to quickly produce the documentation. Cortona3D is a standalone application, but it can be integrated to Teamcenter. This allows the Manufacturing Engineer to retrieve the process plan and manufacturing bill of materials from Teamcenter and use these object within the animation. The Cortona3D project file would then be stored directly to the process plan in Teamcenter.
Cortona3D consists of multiple applications that can easily be used to create part catalogs, training materials and 3D work instructions. Interactive part catalogs can be created, allowing customers to click "manipulate the 3D model" to identify the exact part that they need to reorder. Animated and interactive training material can be created to cut training time and costs and quickly bring new employees up to speed on the production process. Work instructions can be created to visually depict the sequence of operations and call out any other necessary details. The ability to play/pause and manipulate the animation is especially helpful in communicating complex procedures to the workers.
Using Cortona3D as the authoring tool to create documentation helps:
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