Allmand implemented SolidWorks 3DVIA Composer software to resolve its documentation problems with parts manual development. The implementation of the technical documentation software has helped the company eliminate its change backlog and bring its manuals up-to-day.
Nebraska-based manufacturer Allmand Bros. Inc. manufactures complete lines of light towers, compact loader backhoes, light stands, trailer-mounted arrowboards and industrial heaters, which are used for a host of construction, repair and maintenance projects.
Their diverse products portfolio also created a range of product development challenges, many of which were resolved using SolidWorks 3D design software tools. However, the quantum of changes slowed down Allmand when it came to creating product parts manuals on time and keeping them up-to-date.
Allmand acquired 3DVIA Composer software because it was easy to use, fully integrated with SolidWorks design software, and resolved the company’s documentation problems.
The 3DVIA Composer software implementation benefited Allmand in many ways including reducing the manual development time and improving the documentation process.
- Cut parts manual development time by 50–75%
- Eliminated change backlog and brought manuals up-to-date
- Improved quality of illustrations
- Automated creation of animated assembly instructions
SolidWorks 3D CAD design software is also available in Australia and New Zealand from Intercad .