I have a question about creating patent drawings. Can an assembly drawing created in Pro-E (or other CAD software) with BOM balloons & tables be used for a patent application? If not, what changes need to be done to the drawing?
An entrepreneur asked me if Patent drawings can be created from Pro-E or SW for his product idea. Of course, he probably does not have the money to pay for this, as entrepreneurs rarely do. They typically just want to pay for the tooling/manufacturing, and not the product design. Nevertheless, I thought I would ask anyway in the event it is not a waste of my time.
If you know a useful link to guidelines on creating patent drawings, I would appreciate the information.
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At my last job, I generated drawings for Patents. Most of these were images from Pro/E that were saved out to DXF (2D ISO type drawing images) then inputted into Word Documents. The reason was that the attorney that they used wanted them in Word format. I would have to see what was being described in the text, then produce either a cut-a-way or an exploded views to allow for the balloons and arrows to be added. We did not add them in Pro/E, they were added in word, this allowed them to be modified down stream since the text can change on a day to day basics (item numbers changing along with the text).