KAMAZ Group of Companies has implemented Cortona3D solutions for creating 3D interactive maintenance documentation KAMAZ, the largest automotive corporation in Russia, uses Cortona3D RapidAuthor for creating interactive parts catalogs for the company products.
KAMAZ chose Cortona3D solution as it can be fully embedded in the development process of all kinds of product documentation. This becomes possible due to Cortona3D integration with Teamcenter® PLM software, which was earlier implemented at KAMAZ. Combining data from design, technology and maintenance documentation allows for creating relevant documentation that corresponds to vehicle design and actual structure.
At the moment all parts catalogs for KAMAZ products are being created in RapidAuthor. 3D catalogs are available at the KAMAZ digital maintenance documentation portal for dealers. There are a lot of positive reviews on new documentation. 3D catalogs are more intuitive and allow for easy comparing of 3D model part with a real part that should be replaced.
‘We've got a brand new way to provide information about maintenance and repairing of KAMAZ products, their structures and spare parts. Positive reviews show we go in the right direction', - says Irek Gumerov, Deputy General Director and Development Director of PJSC KAMAZ.
Time required to create technical documentation for new models designed in modern CAD and PLM systems has decreased by 40%. Update time has decreased by 90%. Outdated information is unlikely to occur in the maintenance documents due to the link with existing CAD/BOM data.
Cortona3D technology for creating interactive 3D procedures for maintenance operations and descriptive data modules is being tested now. It is also planned to allow dealers for using 3D catalogs and procedures on mobile devices, user requirements are being gathered and analyzed at the moment. Read a complete success story (PDF).