Accelerating Parts Manual Development with SOLIDWORKS Composer


Allmand Bros. Inc.

The Company 

Driving down the road, you’re likely to see a piece of equipment manufactured by Allmand Bros. Inc. That’s because work crews rely on the Nebraska-based manufacturer’s products for a host of construction, repair, and maintenance projects. Allmand offers complete lines of light towers, compact loader backhoes, light stands, trailer-mounted arrow boards, and industrial heaters.

The Challenge

Accelerate product parts manual development to eliminate a backlog of required changes and make product parts manuals current and up-to-date.

The Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS Composer software to automate the development of technical documentation and communications.

The Result

  • Cut parts manual development time by 50 to 75 percent
  • Eliminated change backlog; brought manuals up-to-date
  • Improved quality of illustrations
  • Automated creation of animated assembly instructions

"Our exploded views used to look like a giant spider web.... With SOLIDWORKS Composer, we have dramatically cleaned them up and sharpened the image."

Shane Staggs
Technical Illustrator