Re: Graphics for hardware instructions

Subject: Re: Graphics for hardware instructions
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 08:22:30 -0800

Why would a user need that? Why not just take photos of the equipment
or repurpose the existing engineering drawings as required?

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 7:54 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin
<Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> For a hardware product, is it reasonable to want 3D line drawings of the equipment that can be rotated to show all sides (and exterior features) of the product?
>
> I'd like to get a pro illustrator to create such a thing from samples or from engineering drawings, and provide me with source files that could be manipulated (preferrably in a FLOSS vector-art program) by me to take whatever views I desired, show connections to other equipment, show rack-mounting, etc.
>
> Does anybody work this way?
>
> We have no in-house illustrators. Our mechanical hardware design is done by outside contractors. Our in-house arteeeestic types are more of the web-design or "here's a lovely new logo and corporate color scheme" sort.
>
> My skills are limited, which means I could get where I want to be eventually, but there's no time. I think it should be good to have a pro do the initial work and leave me with something good-looking and fully manipulable.
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