3D Technical Illustration

ProEdit’s use of 3D design software lowers costs, improves manuals

ProEdit’s cutting-edge use of 3D design software has drawn the attention of Dassault Systemes, who published a case study showcasing how ProEdit uses 3D technical illustration tools to improve the manuals it creates and reduce the cost of creating them. “Our clients often ask us to create manuals that are illustration-heavy and word-light in an …

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Technical Writing Technologies - SME Interviewing

Technology and Technical Writing: How to Leverage Interview Tools to Your Advantage

As a member of the technical writing realm, you may be familiar with Word, InDesign, Flare, FrameMaker, or RoboHelp, but there are other, more common tools that can help you simplify and improve your work. When starting a project, interviewing a subject matter expert (SME) can be a daunting task. Using video conferencing and online …

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Designing Innovative Technical Manuals

Designing Innovative Technical Manuals

Technical manuals must be clear, concise, and consistent, but that doesn’t mean they have to be nondescript or visually unappealing. Technical writers can use creative design elements to enhance a manual’s quality and usability. Brand Standards Technical manuals are extensions of a company’s brand, meant for clients, employees, or sometimes both. Many companies have documented …

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