From design to production, aerospace technology has proven time and time again to be a complex, intricate, and increasing field of study, development, and deployment


A technical data package, known as a TDP, is a consolidation of information used by designers and manufacturers to describe a product or a component. In other words, a TDP is a collection of all the information needed to manufacture a component. With all the information that makes a TDP, it’s very difficult to organized and manage, especially fit different products, situations – and customers.

The three main sections to a typical TDP include drawings, specifications, and a bill of characteristics. Drawings show the images of the product being made, as well as its dimensions, revisions, and features. Specifications deal with references, materials, processes, MIL standards, and part documents. The bill of characteristics combines the information from the drawings and specifications to fit a format that can be exported to First Article Inspection forms as well other forms related to the AS9102 standard as required by the International Aerospace Quality Group. Without a tool like DISCUS creating proper technical data package is often confusing, repetitive, and time-consuming.

Create a Smart TDP with DISCUS

DISCUS is a tool that allows you to better assemble smart technical data packages, which means you do so in less time and with more efficiency. With DISCUS, you have the ability to collect drawings, manage specifications, and identify characteristic data at a detail level. You can add balloons to your PDF and TIFF drawings without changing the original drawing. With balloons on the drawings themselves, you can professionally identify and track important features, characteristics and requirements that you need to show to your customers. DISCUS does not require specialized data reformatting to get started, which means you can start effectively using it to enter spec information within an hour.

Finally, this tool (TDP software) helps you seamlessly export data to AS9102 spreadsheets, which greatly decreases time spent in creating these reports. DISCUS does this by “snapping” requirements from drawings and specifications, so you never have to re-enter information. Now you can link from your bill of characteristics to the specific drawing and product documents from which you retrieved the data. Also, you can integrate your bill of characteristics with a variety of formats and systems, such as Excel, Net-inspect, and Adobe. DISCUS gives you these advantages to help simplify data entry, while organizing data presentation. Customize your information to meet the needs of your customer without worrying about whether or not you will change its original properties.

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