Key Concept Archive

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Cognition, Visual Design, and Usability

The design of visuals affects how we use them every day. But what makes some visuals more effective that others? The answer to this question is central to usability across many different technologies – from street signs to computer interfaces. This presentation examines the mental processes affecting how we perceive…

Arbortext IsoDraw

illustrations and graphics IsoDraw covers all the requirements for technical illustration The industry’s leading technical illustrations solution enables organizations to communicate information about their products and services by lowering publishing, translation and illustration costs. IsoDraw Foundation covers all requirements for Technical Illustration and is the unquestioned market leader worldwide. IsoDraw…

Arbortext IsoView

illustrations and graphics Illustrations enrich the user experience Arbortext IsoView, the industry’s leading intelligent technical graphics viewer, provides a single viewing environment that supports vector and raster illustrations, 2D and 3D illustrations and animations, static, animated, and interactive graphics to enhance the overall viewing experience. Features Provide a stable viewing…

Fit the most information in the least amount of space

Writing instructions for products you can hold in your hand isn’t the same as writing for the software industry. In many cases, you’re creating paper documents to fit in small boxes, so page layouts matter. This session addresses the unique needs of writers in the manufacturing industry, but these tips…

Back Office: Hack Your Interactive Technical Content

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 20 In this session of Arbortext Monster Garage series by Single-Sourcing Solutions, Duan Gauche will show you how to band-aid Arbortext SIS and get your parts list out of Creo Illustrate and into Arbortext. Duan Gauche will show how to place your parts list…

Custom Decals: Inline SVG with APP in Arbortext Styler

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 17 Do you want to do fancy stuff with SVG in your dynamically published documents? In Arbortext Styler you can spill text around the clipping path in a graphic. You can use SVG to provide dramatic backgrounds and other fancy graphical layout designs just…

Common Questions: File Format Support

This week’s topic: File Formats Questions about file formats range from what any particular product supports (editing, illustration, publishing, cms) to what formats can be converted by the Arbortext tools. Today, we’re talking about both of these and where each falls into the bigger picture. Question: Supported formats in CMS…

Combining Projections to Create Enhanced Lineart Images [Arbortext User Meeting]

In this demonstration, we explore a series of steps that can be used to create a title cover page images comprised of a continuous tone image (Photograph) and lineart. This technique is ideally suited for title cover page illustrations for a technical manual or publication. This type of technique was…