Actually your example proves my point. With a drawing you need nothing but The ABILITY TO READ A DRAWING. With your concept you need a computer, software to see the part, understanding of the software, time to verify the dimension, an environment that is conducive to computers. Where is the time saved? I really don’t think you have been around the block in the dark.
But that is not the only reason for the drawing.
Design Review (nothing makes you realize how a part should be made like a good detailed drawing)
Most parts are outsourced and that is where the problems start. I have done drawings for two suppliers that have needed inspection drawings created from limited dimensioned parts. Since I am a skilled Design Drafter, my future looks good.
130 parts from UG
2 small assemblies from Catia. (They do a drawing for every part they receive)
I am going to find out from my Boeing contacts how it is working inside the company.
I know it is a definite problem with the suppliers. But then it maybe just a learning curve they have to get past.
It would be nice to have you explain the new engineering design cycle how all of the above steps are done, especially when outside sources are used since you seem to be the GURU.
In fact, why don’t you describe how the outside source would do this?
Of course none of these folks have UG, Catia, Pro/E.
I am looking forward to your example and instructions.