Key Concept Archive

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Chart Busters!

It’s Weird Chart Day! In this TC Dojo we explore good charts gone bad! Sometimes it is easier to learn by example and some of the best lessons can be learned from bad examples. Sara Doan walks through some stunning…

What COVID can teach us about the power of data visualization

Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Sara Doan explains how to create accurate, accessible, and eye-catching graphics about complex technical data meant for sharing over social media Season 1,…

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….

Arbortext IsoDraw

Chart Busters! 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…

Arbortext IsoView

Chart Busters! 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…

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…

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….

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…