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PDF has been the prevailing format for over 20 years. But that doesn’t mean it’s the right format.
Most engineering documents are published, distributed, stored, and shared as static, standalone PDF or Word files. But engineers actually use these documents like data: regularly copying/pasting, and manually rekeying text, tables, graphs, images, and equations into other applications like MS Word, Excel, PLM, and more, with constant references to internal and external content. They search for specific pieces of data to answer questions, fulfill requirements, and get them to the next step in their workflow.
PDF makes these tasks difficult, time-consuming, and even risky since engineers are copying and rekeying static information that doesn’t get updated from the source. Using outdated or inconsistent data in the supply chain causes mission-critical slowdowns, rework, and compliance issues. PDFS are “zombies”: dead-text documents that can come back to haunt you later.
A 21st century solution is needed. SWISS is what’s next.