Make your ideas real
Averra Technical offers a comprehensive range of 2D and 3D Computer-Aided
Design/Computer-Aided Machining (CAD/CAM) services for businesses
and inventors that need engineering design services, virtual and
physical prototypes, patent drawings, fabrication drawings, as-built
drawings, photorealistic imagery and animation of concepts, product
packaging, and documentation.
Averra's goal is to work with you to help save time and money
while helping you extend your business capabilities and productivity.
All work is guaranteed to conform to your specifications, and
to exceed your expectations where possible.
Averra Technical also provides development and support of Web
and computer based software applications for engineers, manufacturers,
fabricators, inventors, and scientific clients.
To help you get the most value out of your CAD/CAM data, we repurpose
CAD geometry for prototyping, production tooling, presentations,
or printed media such as books, reports, product instructions
and documentation, and advertising.
We can also merge CAD data with other content such as numerical
data, photos, and text to create interactive media for delivery
on the Web, private computer networks, CD-ROM, DVD, and many kinds
Our flexibility is your advantage
We can team with your other resources, or be your one-stop shop
for all of your CAD/CAM, visualization, and multimedia content
Click on a category at the left side of this page to find out
more about what Averra Technical can do for you!
You're the conductor—we're the orchestra
We realize our customers are already proficient at formulating
their ideas. Our role is helping to breath life into your ideas
by providing the talent that can help you mold those ideas into
Averra Technical's experts are seasoned professionals, each with
more a decade of multidisciplinary experience in engineering design,
drafting, and computer graphics.
If you can sketch your idea on a napkin or describe it with words,
we can develop all the 2D and 3D CAD drawings and specifications
you need for prototyping, fabrication, and manufacturing to make
your ideas real.
3D CAD/CAM is the future of design, and Averra assists businesses
in making the transition.
One of our specialties is converting 2D drawings into intelligent
3D CAD formats, which provide much greater flexibility because
the 3D data can be used more widely across an organization and
its supporting vendors, as well as for virtual prototyping.
HERE to read about Virtual Prototyping and its benefits.
Visualize virtually anything
Three-dimensional (3D) imagery and animations are compelling
and engage people's imagination, allowing visualization of events
and objects that otherwise may not be seen or understood.
Averra Technical creates high-end 3D modeling, rendering, and
animation that will help you achieve stunning photo-realistic
visualization and broadcast quality animation.
While CAD software alone is great for creating fabrication drawings
and basic 2D and 3D representational views, imagery that provides
a higher degree of realism is often required for applications
such as investor and public realations, marketing, and advertising.
That's because many CAD systems lack features that precisely
control lighting and other environmental attributes to create
high quality photo-realistic renderings and animation that are
Averra Technical was founded by people who have substantial expertise in conveying complex concepts, functions, and procedures across a wide variety of business and technical fields.
We use a variety of state-of-the-art technologies to create realistic, dynamic 3D graphics and animation. The 3D content can be created from scratch, or we can integrate your existing two-and-three-dimensional CAD models, raw data, photos, and other material to create visualizations that effectively convey your message.
Because digital 3D imagery is easily re-purposed, the same content can be used in different mediums, such as CD-ROM, DVD, film, print, television broadcast, videotape, or the World Wide Web.
- business meetings
- corporate communications
- courtroom visualization
- engineering visualization
- public relations
- sales presentations
- trade show exhibits
- training and e-learning
Whether you need imagery for print, film, the Web, DVD, posters
and murals, or interactive formats for kiosks and other electronic
devicesł we provide static and moving images to help visualize
Simulation Makes It Easier
Written procedures can be difficult for people to understand, however they are a routine necessity for many businesses. It's not easy to describe in words something that's done in a non-verbal manner, and it's often beneficial to provide an interactive, visual method of communication.
Averra Technical can build, implement, and maintain simulations in a variety of formats including CD-ROM, DVD, and the Web.
Specific types of simulations we build include:
- business processes and procedures
- virtual product simulations for inventors
- industrial process and equipment simulations
- interactive virtual product demos
- simulations for courtroom presentation
We build the initial simulation, then provide the authoring software, training, and technical support so your organization can revise as needed, or we can update and maintain simulations for you
Simplified Visual Communication
Where many 3D computer graphics are concerned with photorealism,
and design drawings convey the information required to fabricate
things, the goal in technical illustration is to concentrate on
a particular object's structure while highlighting and simplifying
Effective technical illustration clearly conveys information
about technical subjects to a non-technical audience.
This requires technical communication skills and technical understanding
of the subject matter being communicated, coupled with visualization,
graphic design, a sense of aesthetics, and visual art skills.
At Averra, our expertise in technical illustration is built upon a foundation of decades of experience in developing these skills through practicing the arts of engineering design and drafting, technical writing, creative technical visualization, and the aesthetic principles of industrial design.
Technical illustrations may include 3D views (also known as isometric
drawings) or simple 2D front/back/side/top/bottom views (also
known as orthographic views or plan/elevation views). Also included
may be cutaway views and illustrations may be in color or black
Examples of technical illustration Averra provides include:
- product documentation
- hardware user manuals
- how to instruction sheets
- patent drawings
- courtroom exhibits
- simplified maps
- simplified assembly instructions
Technical illustration has traditionally been limited to static
presentation, however with the expanding usage of computers to
present information in increasingly sophisticated ways, dynamic,
interactive applications are now available, such as Macromedia
Averra can also re-purpose CAD drawings, diagrams, charts, and other information into a standard interactive Flash format that anyone with a Web browser can access.
Information When and Where you need it
We create integrated applications that can be used as combination training and reference programs, operating and maintenance (O & M) manuals, and on-line help.
This kind of tool provides knowledge as people need itanywhere, any time.
The benefits are numerous and include:
- Quick, interactive access to information
- Access information in multiple formats
- Link to vendor and other outside resources
- Document management and control
- Ease and flexibility of distribution
- Optional hardcopy or Print On Demand
- Simultaneous information access using different kinds of electronic devices
Electronic Manuals also make great customer support devices, enabling your customers easy access to detailed information about your products while helping reduce your product and technical support costs.
Applications we develop have the capability to launch other applications or documents, so you can access other information or databases that may already exist in a wide variety of digital formats.
You can also mix document formats such as Acrobat, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, online Web pages, databases, and digital video.
Averra can work with you or your subject matter experts, or put you in touch with qualified subject matter experts.
Your applications can be developed for delivery on virtually any kind of computing device, including PDA's, laptops, and wearable computers.
We can also help you choose the right hardware for your needs and integrate everything for a complete plug and play solution.
Averra Technical will help you get plugged into the information age.
Protect your Ideas
Properly executed patent drawings are important in protecting your ideas when you decide to file a patent and requires the right combination of technical knowledge, graphic arts skills, and understanding of patent office drawing requirements.
To assist you in documenting your innovative ideas, Averra Technical
provides a wide range of Patent Drawing services conforming to
the requirements of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
as well as the European Patent Office (EPO).
In addition to patent drawings, we provide:
- Sketches documenting the evolution of your idea
- Line drawings
- Performance curves and graphs from numerical data
Averra Technical also can help you with Trademark drawings, such
as logo designs. We can also help design the right logo for your
new company or your invention.
Averra Technical provides you with the options of publishing
your patents on paper and the Web, or archiving and distributing
them on CD-ROM and DVD.
After January 1, 2006, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
has mandated that all patent applications must be submitted in
electronic format. While the USPTO will continue accepting .pdf
formats, after 2006 only .xml, word text and .tif graphics files
will be accepted.
With product design as well as patent information being conveyed
in electronic formats, an essential tool for those licensing future
inventions will be virtual prototyping.
Virtual prototyping refers to the design, simulation, and testing
of new ideas, concepts, products, schemes, or processes in a synthetic
but interactive computer environment. This streamlines the design
and development process, and makes it easier to evaluate your
ideas before building physical prototypes.
HERE to read more about Virtual Prototyping and its benefits.
Engage and Enlighten
Presentations provide a dynamic way to get your message across, while helping your audience to visualize your concepts.
Averra Technical creates presentations for inventors, business
meetings, public relations, conferences, courtroom exhibits, and
We can help develop engaging presentations that will get your message across with high-end graphics, animation, audio, video and intuitive interactive features that enable you to control the pace of your presentation.
Presentations can be created from scratch, or we can supply customized imagery to compliment your existing presentation.
For example, we can re-purpose existing data and imagery from
different sources, such as CAD data, photographs, numerical data
and graphs, flow charts, existing marketing literature, and video
into a seamless presentation guaranteed to leave a positive, lasting
impression on your audience.
For complete turnkey solutions, Averra works with several presentation
hardware vendors. We can arrange plug-and-play equipment rentals
complete with your presentation pre-installed to your specifications.
We'll even handle the complete logistics for you by having the
equipment delivered, set up, and tested
then packed up and
taken away afterwards.
- Scanning of paper-based drawings and photos and conversion
to digital formats
- conversion of digital video and voice narration into interactive
- conversion/translation of CAD data into interactive digital
- professional graphic design
- integration of hardware and software with technical support
for kiosks and portable computing devices
- professional video editing and processing for integration
with interactive multimedia
- professional voice talent for multimedia narration