Toro needed a tool that could help their technical illustrations tell a more complete story to accommodate various documentation users, while making their content authors more efficient.
"Our authors were immediately able to see the efficiencies gained, and it was an easy move for them."
“By adding storyboards to our manuals, we’re able to walk technicians and end-users through procedures, and because the instructions are clearer and easier to follow along, there is much less lost in translation,” says Pieper.
Creo Illustrate allowed Toro to use their content authors’ skills in a way that freed them up to pursue the same spirit of innovation that made them industry leaders. By thinking ahead to 3D illustrations, the possibilities of augmented reality, and the possible addition of animated instructions to online manuals, Toro is ensuring that its leading suite of products can be serviced and maintained with the same standard of care that Toro uses when manufacturing its equipment.
"Without Creo Illustrate, we wouldn’t even have thought to take on any of these capabilities because our authors simply didn’t have the time. Now, our illustrations tell stories, and we can tell even better stories.”"