Potential Benefits of Each Drawing Creation Level

Organizational Benefits

Drawing Levels

Standard Compliant
Drawing

Mixed
Method
Design

Functional Design with Analysis

Ensures 100% part interchangeability

P

P

F

Shortens the overall product development cycle

P

P

F

Reduces problems with suppliers

F

F

F

Ensures drawings in accordance with national standards

F

F

F

Improves dimensioning skills for employees

F

F

F

Reduces problems in inspection

F

F

F

Provides clear definition for outsourcing

F

F

F

Reduces problems in assembly

P

F

F

Reduces customer problems

P

P

F

Lowers tooling costs

 

P

F

Lowers inspection costs

P

P

F

Provides ability to analyze designs and predict problems on paper

P

P

F

Provides significantly larger tolerances (that also represent the functional requirements) which results in lower manufacturing costs

 

P

F

Aids in evaluating product change requests

 

P

F

Focuses on functional requirements of each component

 

P

F

P = Partial  Benefit  xxxxxxxxxx F = Full Benefit