6 July 2018 Technical engineering documentation for the construction, operation and maintenance of the LSST, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
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This paper describes the integration of a LSST Technical Writing process, project planning, tools, and the software SOLIDWORKS Composer, as well as the review process and storage. LSST creates highly effective visual work instructions with SOLIDWORKS Composer directly from existing 3D CAD models, with content that can be updated automatically if the design & development changes. We are able to create quickly any kind of interactive images and animations for the technical documentation which helps clearly present even the most complex data without the ambiguity that may occur with traditional 2D static images.

By creating clear and easily understandable visual technical documentation, LSST minimizes both, technical and personnel risks by ensuring workers fully understand all aspects of the required task. By illustrating what tools to use and where to use them, LSST protects the health and safety of their workers and equipment, while streamlining the construction process. These documents also facilitate educating new employees on best practices.
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Ulrike Angela Hautmann, Ulrike Angela Hautmann, Douglas R. Neill, Douglas R. Neill, } "Technical engineering documentation for the construction, operation and maintenance of the LSST, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope", Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 1070026 (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311399; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2311399
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