MOD Project

Introduction | MOD Project

csModEn-Route charts provide details of flight routes, designated airspace and communication facilities.  They are double sided documents approximately 1000mm X 550mm.  They consist of up to 15 separate graphic images that need to be placed in various positions on both sides of the sheet.  They need trim marks, colour bars and identification details to aid with production.  This is achieved using a combination of interactive and batch processes.  Creating new charts is currently time consuming, so the system should be designed to make this as easy as possible.

Close Brief

A System is needed for the output and proofing of charts. This should be automated and convenient.
Customer should be able to easily add new charts.
The user interface should be easy to use and work with chart names to avoid errors.
Error logging and user information is desirable.
Ability to add colour bar, test and corner points.

Source

Formatted text and symbols from Adobe FrameMaker
Graphic images in Laser-Scan Postscript format.

Output

Computer to plate (spot colour separations for printing charts)
Combined TIFF & PDF for on screen viewing and quality control
Combined Proof to large format printer
Two-sided document

Solution

Web User interface, chart name, destination, priority, date and queue monitoring.
Chart name and configuration to be stored in an excel spread sheet to allow easy maintenance.
Dynastrip automation provides interface for designing layouts, add colour bar, text and corner points.
Micro torrent Rip, with Printer, TIFF and PDF Plugin.
Bespoke control Application, with error logging.
Graphical interface for easy placement of images when designing a new chart Layout.
Implementation| MOD Project

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Result

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Bespoke control Application, with error logging

Web interface showing Input of Chart name, Output device and priority

Web interface showing Input of Chart name, Output device and priority

Web User interface, chart name, destination, priority, date and queue monitoring

Web User interface, chart name, destination, priority, date and queue monitoring

DynaStrip

DynaStrip – Graphical interface for easy placement of images when designing a new chart Layout. Also allows addition of colour bar, text and corner points.