Automatic rotation of CAD drawings and other documents

by André Schnibbe

André Schnibbe

The right orientation of drawings is important when using automated print output via large-format devices if connected to an online folding machine. Technical drawings must be rotated in such a way that the legend is visible at the top of the paper batch to the folding machine.  Automatic rotation can be difficult in some cases, however. Differentiating between landscape and portrait orientation, or rotation to the orientation required for the output device, can be easily done. What’s not easy is recognizing whether drawings are right-side up before or from automatic rotation.

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Automated Generation of Technical Documents (Part 3 of 3)

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

Dr. Uwe Wächter

The last two articles of this series we explained, how the complete process of technical documentation generation can be automated by using our Direct Publishing solution in DPF technology. And this even with improved quality! Today we summarize all important facts of this process.

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Automated Generation of Technical Documents (Part 2 of 3)

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

Dr. Uwe Wächter

We will explain you the complete process of documentation generation by using our Direct Publishing solution in DPF technology and how the creation of technical documents can be automated and even realized with better quality! Part 2: The solution.

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Automated Generation of Technical Documents (Part 1 of 3)

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

Dr. Uwe Wächter

We will explain you the complete process of documentation generation by using our Direct Publishing solution in DPF technology and how the creation of technical documents can be automated and even realized with better quality! Part 1: The starting point.

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Case Study: Archive for Patient Records

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

Dr. Uwe Wächter

We've prepared a new case study for you: Archive for Patient Records - Conversion and storage according PDF/A-ISO standard. The European hospital center CHUV searched for a possibilitiy to convert all documents automatically according to ISO standard. 8000 employees from 92 nations care for more than 41,000 patients yearly. In this connection around 4,000 files must be handled with different formats like docx, html, rtl, and TIFF. With a conversion workflow and the DPF technology from SEAL Systems this challenge was solved without any problems.

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PDF Days Europe 2017 in Berlin

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

Dr. Uwe Wächter

At the PDF Days you will see not only English and German presentations, reports, lectures from users as well as workshops around PDF & Co. but also a presentation of our expert Dr. Uwe Wächter about the conversion of embedded files in PDF/A-2 without any manual intermediate steps.

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Discontinuation of Adobe LiveCycle ES

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

Dr. Uwe Wächter

Adobe LiveCycle servers are a family of server products catered to the various demands of business processes with heavy document use. Among other things, they automate the diverse PDF functions which Adobe desktop products are known for. Adobe has recently notified its customers and partners that this LiveCycle ES platform will now be replaced by the new platform Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). In this blog post we explain the consequences of this replacement.

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Convert nested files into PDF/A-2 with no intermediate steps

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

Dr. Uwe Wächter

Most conventional tools for creating PDF/A-2 can only create single PDF/A files. The newest version of PDF Longlife Suite from SEAL Systems can also convert nested or embedded files, such as e-mails with attachments or Excel sheets embedded in Word documents, into PDF/A-2. Here the use of the PDF/A-2’s property itself is essential for it to be a container for other PDF/A files.

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Transmit bar codes in SAP DMS

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

Dr. Uwe Wächter

Many of our customer projects require the automatic recognition and processing of documents. Bar code information is collected directly from TIFF or PDF files, which enable an intelligent assignment to SAP objects, for example. We already use bar code scanning and processing in many projects. Until recently, we’ve had only project-specific solutions for this, but now there is a standard product for these tasks.

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Simplified Drawings (Guideline 4953) – Room for the Essentials

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

Dr. Uwe Wächter

A good CAD drawing has everything you need for the transferal of information. Apart from geometry and geometric dimensioning, one finds a multitude of textual information, like tolerance specifications without reference to geometry, manufacturing instructions, BOMs, modification history, standard parts measures in various values, references to additional documents necessary for production… and a lot more. This is how it is in many manufacturing companies. Guideline 4953, “Simplified Drawing” creates drawings which are easier to maintain.

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