Taking Airdrop Assembly Instructions to a New Level with SOLIDWORKS Composer


Wamore, Inc

The Company

Delivering payloads of up to 42,000 pounds from cargo aircraft to the ground via parachute can be a risky proposition. Ensuring that airdropped payloads arrive intact and on-target requires the expertise of a manufacturer like Wamore, Inc. The Arizona company’s products support the US military in active combat theatres and range from Air Guidance Units (AGUs) and inertia reels to parachute release systems and soft landing airbags.

The Challenge

Create easier-to-understand airdrop system assembly instructions more efficiently and without having to wait for the appropriate production phase to capture photographic images.

The Solution

Implement 3DVIA Composer technical communications software to automate the development of assembly instructions as part of the design process.

The Results

  • Shortened assembly instructions development time by 85 percent
  • Improved informational quality of assembly instructions
  • Updated assembly instructions automatically with design changes
  • Reduced assembly questions on shop floor substantially

"It was much easier to create work instructions for the shop floor and I had much more flexibility in terms of not having to wait on a particular phase. With 3DVIA Composer, I can do what I want to do when I want to do it"

Mark Gerhart
CAD Specialist