Date Added: Jan 2010
The time required for the engineering data repository to provide a needed stable-based engineering data drawing (known as Mylar's) to a customer could be as much as 7 - 15 days. In urgent situations, this created unacceptable delays in customer processes required for essential maintenance of affected weapon systems. In order to facilitate speed of information dissemination, the Department of Defense (DOD) and USAF policy and directions regarding engineering data include a move toward a completely digital environment. It was determined that contracting with a drawing conversion service provided the least risk and most benefit. CAD/CAM Services Inc., was one of the sources discovered during the Engineering Data Branch's original market research that was capable of converting undimensioned engineering drawings to digital format with very precise accuracy.