An Easy Way to Explain How Things Work? Try 3D Images.

Have you ever tried to put together a model without the instructions? Or tried to recreate a gourmet meal without a recipe? Or tried to take a decent picture with a dSLR camera without reading up on the different settings? Written instructions will surely help, but if you’re a visual learner, a few photos are just what you need to get the job done, and done right. Taking it a step further, how cool would it be if the products in our life came with manuals and diagrams that were animated, 3D images?

pester pac automation GmbH, a packaging company from Germany, believes that it is easier to explain how machines work using 3D images, and is relying on 3DVIA Composer to make animated operating manuals and diagrams a reality for its customers. Visual learners rejoice!

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SolidWorks’ technology makes it possible for pester pac automation to convert 3D data into realistic images that can be integrated into user manuals, installation guides, training documents or marketing materials, to precisely demonstrate and explain individual details, uses and functions of its products.

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Over the years, toys have become more sophisticated, and toy assembly has become much more complicated – complicated enough for the likes of Mattel, Hasbro and Toys ‘R’ Us to offer toy assembly services, so parents don’t have to muscle through the process on their own.

Would you like to see more companies adopt the idea of 3D manuals or instruction guides? How would they make your life easier? Tell us in the comments below!

For more information on 3DVIA Composer, click on the images below to view 3DVIA Composer videos:

1)     First Look at 3DVIA Composer Video



2)     3DVIA Composer User Manual video series (registration required):





Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.