A more detailed listing of features and benefits appears below:

DISCUS Desktop FeaturePertinent Business Benefit
Manage multiple drawings and documents for a Tech Data PackageHelps reduce quality escapes that come from overlooking requirements
Opens files in native PDF and TIFF formatsSupports common formats used to share electronic drawings and specs. No data conversion necessary
Multi-panel user interface with links for the TDPProvides intuitive interface to view the source and relationships of requirements
Drop and drag to easily balloon 2D drawingAllows for very efficient identification and disposition of characteristics
Customizable balloon numbering with groupsSupports balloon identification that is consistent with existing systems
Extract requirements from other documents such as specsEnables the explicit inclusion of requirements from specifications
Capture characteristic requirements as an imageMinimizes manual data entry by capturing annotations in an image format
Capture characteristic requirements in structured formatEnables formatting of requirements for semantically-enriched downstream use
Copy, paste, and duplicate characteristics and balloonsProvides even greater efficiency in characteristic identification
Customizable balloon properties such as shapes, sizes, and colorsEnables support of company and/or customer-specific formats
Customizable drawing grid layoutMinimizes manual data entry by automatically capturing sheet and zone
Text markup of drawing along with leader linesImproves communication by allowing customized information to appear on drawing
Generates a customizable Bill of CharacteristicsConsolidates all requirements into accountability check list, keeping drawing and inspection sheet in sync
Saved profiles for efficiently supporting multiple customersEnables quick configuration to support multiple customer formats.  Use same tool for all customers
Export Bill of Characteristics to customizable Excel reportsProvides format for additional downstream applications such as inspection sheets, setup sheets, etc.
Certified to export to FAI systems at Lockheed, Rolls, GE, PrattReduces time and labor to submit first article inspection data to customers
Export ballooned drawing to PDFCaptures ballooning information in a very professional and easy-to-share format
Simple installation and configurationReduces the cost associated with having an IT or computer specialist get it up and running