Flatirons Solutions® and Cortona3D Partner to Make Aircraft Maintenance More Interactive

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flatirons Solutions and Cortona3D are pleased to announce the
integration of Cortona3D Solo rendering technology with the CORENA
Pinpoint and CORENA Pinpoint Mobile Interactive Electronic Technical
Publication (IETP) viewers.

CORENA Pinpoint and CORENA Pinpoint Mobile by Flatirons Solutions are
the aviation industry’s most advanced manufacturer-independent IETP
viewers, allowing maintainers to access airframe, engine, and component
manuals and work cards from a wide array of manufacturers. By providing
a single source for all of the technical information needed to perform
maintenance and repair work, the products deliver strong productivity
gains for aircraft maintenance technicians (AMTs).

Cortona3D Solo is part of Cortona3D’s RapidAuthor solution and is also
used by third-party software developers like Flatirons to enable viewing
of 3D data that has been integrated into technical publications.
Cortona3D Solo provides 3D model rendering functionality for desktop and
mobile devices and uses lightweight JavaScript and WebGL / HTML5
technologies in place of cumbersome plug-ins. Cortona3D Solo is used in
a range of large asset industries beyond aviation, including marine,
energy, automotive, machinery and others.

Airlines do not need to create new 3D models to take advantage of this
solution. 3D models often created by OEMs using Computer Aided Design /
Computer Aided Manufacturing solutions like AutoCAD, Solid Edge, or
CATIA are converted into lightweight 3D data and published alongside the
S1000D XML as part of technical content supplied to airlines as part of
new generation aircraft.

The integration of CORENA Suite and Cortona3D technologies brings
together the industry’s leading OEM-independent technical information
viewer with the world’s most advanced solution for displaying 3D models.
By providing technical publications and work cards that are enriched
with 3D assets, the joint solution brings dramatic usability and
ergonomic improvements to AMTs.

3D is increasingly important both for manufacturers, who want to create
more interactive documentation, and for operators, who want to better
empower maintenance staff in their complex work. As part of this
integration, CORENA Pinpoint and Cortona3D models will support advanced
features like:

  • Synchronization between 3D objects and the procedural text
    so that as the user navigates the 3D model the viewer shows relevant
    task execution details, ensuring that the most appropriate information
    is always shown to the user.
  • Navigation of technical publications using 3D models, as an
    alternative to traditional Table of Contents or search-based
    navigation, including the Illustrated Parts Catalog (IPC) and
    maintenance manuals.
  • Support for task-related animations for modeling complex
    procedures like assembly/disassembly in a more intuitive manner than
    2D renderings can permit.
  • Features for 3D model interactivity, including user-driven
    options for rotating, zooming and selecting specific components or
    parts from a 3D model.

As the aviation industry grapples with a growing skills shortage, there
is an increasing need for maintenance teams to match the level of
interactivity and convenience of consumer software when delivering
technical information to new generation workers. The combined CORENA
Pinpoint / Cortona3D offer helps both airlines and manufacturers meet
this requirement.

To learn more about the benefits of 3D models in technical publishing,
and the combined CORENA Pinpoint / Cortona3D offer, download a new white
paper at https://www.flatironssolutions.com/resources/white-paper-integrating-cortona3d-solo-and-corena-pinpoint/.

About Flatirons Solutions

Flatirons Solutions® (www.flatironssolutions.com)
provides solutions for aviation and defense content lifecycle
management. For more than 20 years, it has helped airlines, MROs,
manufacturers, and military forces maintain and operate complex assets
more effectively. Its software and service solutions help organizations
to deliver the right information, at the right time, to the right people
— Turning Content into Knowledge®. Flatirons operates from offices in
Asia, Europe, and the United States with its headquarters in Boulder,

About Cortona3D

Cortona3D (www.cortona3d.com)
provides effective solutions for transforming engineering data into
highly interactive 3D/2D parts catalogs, work instructions, and product
maintenance materials. Visually intuitive and lightweight documentation
can be easily accessed by technicians on site or in the field,
strengthening service and customer satisfaction.


Flatirons Solutions, Inc.
Patrick Dawson, +1 303.627.6548

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