How to Modernize Your Engineering Archives in 2017
Do you still have paper and mylar engineering and parts drawings in your archives? For companies who maintain long-life products (airplanes; military vehicles; manufacturing machinery to name a few), it’s not unusual to have non-digital documents detailing these products and their replacement parts.
That’s because engineering drawings for these kinds of equipment were traditionally created and stored on mylar sheets and/or paper drawings. As these drawings age and deteriorate, it becomes increasingly difficult to preserve them and to use them when it becomes necessary to repair the equipment.
That’s why many companies choose to scan and convert them into 2D CAD drawings or 3D CAD models. Digital documents and digital models do not deteriorate. Additionally, converted drawings can be accessed and disseminated much more quickly than mylar or paper drawings can. Often, in today's military and business environment, success depends upon the speed with which information can be deployed.