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Technical Illustration Services

New technical drawings or converting legacy formats — no limits...

Drawing • Conversion • Animation

Our technical illustrators prepare supporting graphics for all authored technical material.

The illustrators develop artwork electronically on a wide variety of native systems using the most recent releases of software.

In addition to providing most native file formats, we can provide a variety of vector and raster formats according to customer need.

Our illustrators can render the most complex exploded views and functionalized wiring diagrams. Our staff of technical illustrators produces graphics from the simplest block diagrams and line conversions to the most complex.

Satisfying stringent documentation requirements is our business.

Our illustrations and wiring diagrams are often used to develop IETM and parts catalogs and operator manuals. See our newly expanded website - describing DTB's Testing and Engineering & Analysis services as well as the Technical Writing Services on this site.


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Intelligent Graphics:

We are expert in technical illustrating, graphic conversions, and software engineering to create 'smart' / intelligent graphics, illustrations which respond to actions applied to them when viewed electronically.

Our illustrators apply unique coding to vector graphics which then enables selected portions of the graphic to be highlighted in a variety of ways.

Our mainstay technical illustration applications:

Auto-Trol (Technical Illustrating) IsoDraw
AutoCAD Enovia (Navigator)
Adobe Acrobat 3D Microstation
Adobe Illustrator Product View
Adobe Photoshop Quark Express
Corel Designer Technical Right Hemisphere
Active CGM Author Visio 2000

Extended Features of Technical Illustrations

Our technical illustration experts regularly prepare all kinds of drawings, intelligent graphics, diagrams, charts, exploded part views and more in all types of graphical file formats.

For example, components highlight in a schematic or wiring diagram when the user brings their mouse over or clicks on the illustrations.

Links continue across pages - multi-page drawings link, continuing to highlight a selected circuit from one page to the next, providing a coherent path to the solution. Moreover, these highlights can activate from external programs like IETMs or web pages so that hypertext links in those documents activate features on the intelligent graphic.

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Conversion of Graphic Formats:

Our technical illustrators use COTS and specialized software to develop final illustrations by extracting and repurposing data from engineering files for use in prepared documentation.

Graphic libraries are developed which result in schedule efficiencies and cost reduction.

Conversions of graphics from native authoring and publishing systems are performed for inclusion into documents and databases. Our technical illustrators specialize in developing true, mathematically-based, vector formats from scanned or existing raster graphics. This guarantees full vector compliance and re-usability for future modifications and intelligent graphic applications.

We have successfully completed this process for tens-of-thousands of raster and composite illustrations for both the U.S. Government and major DoD prime contractors.

Convey Information More Accurately and Efficiently

An exploded view drawing is a type of drawing that shows relational assemblies of mechanical parts. It shows all parts of the assembly and how they fit together.

Exploded diagrams are utilized to show parts placement and the relationship of parts in an assembly or sub-assembly. Usually such diagrams have the part identification number and a label indicating which part fills the particular position in the diagram.

The exploded view drawing is used in parts catalogs, assembly and maintenance manuals and other instructional material.