What our customers say
“Compared to other CBT tools, this is much more visual, more interactive, and more conducive to retaining memories and new knowledge. When the astronaut must turn a given valve in the ATV, he sees that valve turn in his on-screen representation. ESA and EAC had the documents, materials and knowledge, but it took Cortona3D software tools to transfer our knowledge efficiently. Making the final product took highly collaborative, back-and-forth teamwork. We went over every screen and each action on each screen time and again to ensure factual accuracy, visual clarity and, lastly ease of use.”
“This is very easy to use, and that’s very important. Students refresh a two-hour procedure in five minutes. It’s that intuitive.”
“There aren’t that many astronauts on the planet and they form a tight community. Word has already spread to other space agencies, and they expect to replicate the successes that EAC instructors and Cortona3D engineers have produced. They’re impressed with it and they’ll get a copy to take back home to show teammates, trainees and instructors.
Richard Moss, Head of ATV Training, ESA
“I have worked in technical publication for 20 years, and our progress is absolutely phenomenal. Researching the content of maintenance manuals is normally the most important and timeconsuming aspect of producing technical documents. With Teamcenter generating accurate content and RapidAuthor for visualization, we dramatically cut our preparation and research time. It has taken 50 percent less time to produce manuals, at significantly lower cost than previously, and we met our target to provide publications six months before the trains enter operation. We are using the multi-structure manager, content management and workflow aspects of Teamcenter and they are extremely good at what they do. However, it is the way in which we are using Teamcenter with RapidAuthor that takes our solution to a whole new level.”
John Straw, technical publications manager at Siemens Mobility
“Immediately, we cut authoring from eight hours per page down to one hour. Cortona 3D gives us a unified authoring space where we import UGS Teamcenter or other CAD graphic sources and Excel parts lists. We give parts and assemblies interactive 3D capabilities and can crosslink any item to any other item. We enable users to filter by model, service bulletins, and user codes to enhance search and ease of use. The tool also supplies digital output in SGML, HTML and XML."
"We used to manually import, edit, redraw and page-reference many iterations of engineering drawings, parts lists and instructions from many sources. This formerly took two writers and a number of illustrators two years to complete. What we once redrew and re-described, we now import and link. So the 3D IPC is a far superior tool and it only took nine months with one author and one illustrator to produce. The result is a substantial cost savings.”
"We wanted to ensure that our technical publications products keep pace with our engine technology, providing our customers with cutting-edge products that add value to their airline operations.”
“Integrating the 3D IPC’s interactive illustrations with identifiable part names and numbers gives our customers a solution that is more intuitive and much easier to use. It will offer productivity improvements to mechanics and staff."Leading Manufacturer of Aircraft Engines and components
“RapidCatalog accepts JT data directly from our CAD. This establishes the required consistent global framework on our parts’ source material. Now our design, manufacturing, processes, and of course electronic literature can be streamlined and universally consistent."
"Beyond speed and convenience, the obvious benefits will be ease of attracting after-sales revenue while every dealer helps build a superior reputation for Nipponia in our industry.”
“It’s a very, very simple procedure. To prove the point, although we had very little time to prepare marketing material for this exhibit, we were able to publish our initial catalog in time to show it and make a video demonstrating its capabilities."Alexandros Zountas, Chief Information Officer
“Cortona3D came out on top for a long list of reasons. It’s by far the best - suited to eLearning and interactive manuals. It’s also well priced and has excellent support."
We move more surely and faster with Cortona3D... The software comes with engineering-specific libraries, e.g., ‘Screw in bolt’ and ‘Unscrew screw’ that make development faster and easier than other solutions. We finish projects much faster now. Cortona3D is purpose-built to step someone with no 3D expertise through the building of interactive manuals and training.”
"After completing the training program, if an engineer wants to verify something in the field, he/she checks the animated manual on his/her laptop. They can 'explode' the boiler, even rehearse repair steps... we have wonderful feedback from customers and their employees on ease of learning and repair time saved."
Al-Kadar, New Media Director, Logicom
"We were looking for new methods of providing effective logistical support for exported equipment, and at establishing joint service centers with our customers. The creation of visual technical documentation based on the latest technologies helps us take the next step in achieving this."
Vladimir Strashny, Director, Aviation Complex Logistic Support, Sukhoi
“We think it is way easier if the maintenance crew can see procedures being played out in a 3D environment rather than having to try and follow a paper based maintenance manual as they did before. When a screw needs to be removed from the engine, the mechanic sees that screw turning and being removed in the on-screen model. The fact that training is visual and interactive should make it faster and retention of knowledge easier.”