I will continue the conversation here but look forward to talking to you.
I have taken another job to detail a part that came from a large aircraft manufacturer. This one came without any annotation. I believe as schedules get tight and now that the drawing process has been eliminated, any annotation will be also eliminated. This is a part that has gone to a company that specifically designs these types of parts. We have had to redesign and add simple things like thread relief’s and actually had change the configuration. What concerns me is that the design is not being scrutinized enough. I believe the drawing is that one thing that allows a more complete look at the design. I even believe it is less time consuming to create the drawing. I can do a very complex part in 3 to 5 hours from a solid model. The days of the 20 hour D size drawings are over.
I would like to see one of the jobs you do with let’s say 30 holes and bosses, including thread info. I am sure those that are interested would like to see how simple it is to move thru the model inspecting the part or doing a design review. I sure would like to see more than a block with a few holes.
If you need a good viewer, you can down load SPECTRUM for free from www.kubotekusa.com.