A major challenge faced by most organizations, is to ensure their documentation is accurate, up-to-date and communicates the right message in a clear and concise manner, to a target audience. It is also important that the documentation be structured in such a way that maintaining and updating it does not become time consuming and resource intensive. And it’s proven that a picture conveys thoughts better than words. Engineering Drawings are the perfect example of how a picture can deliver value, over many pages of written instructions. Nowadays 3D is being used extensively in visuals and designs and is the most likeable factor among all.
Retrieving and publishing instruction documents to an assembly line are always a tedious task, especially when there is inconsistent production requirements and high mix of products and variants. A publishing system, which pushes stage wise instructions of a product to respective stations through a display mechanism, would considerably ease the process of product change in the production line. Only an expert can take up the implementation of an efficient and real time instructions publishing system, on a turnkey basis. For a good Instruction Manual Design you ought to know enough about the product/application you are going to write upon, know your target audience and their requirements and have a workaround knowledge of a few authoring tools. You need to prepare a style guide to maintain consistency and clarity in your instruction manual. These details can be designed by an expert and not everyone will have the sufficient knowledge.