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    Default Release of drawings

    I found the following term on a Japanese site:
    "Release of drawings"
    It refers to the act of issuing drawings after they are registered.

    Is it possible to use "output" in the following case if the drawings are created, registered, and issued electronically?
    "We created and registered these drawings. You can output the drawings anywhere at anytime subject to our approval."

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    Default Re: Release of drawings

    In my experience, "releasing" drawings has to do with the drawings being formally approved for use (in manufacturing or for further design based on the drawings). It has nothing to do with whether they are printed on paper or not.

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    Default Re: Release of drawings

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    In my experience, "releasing" drawings has to do with the drawings being formally approved for use (in manufacturing or for further design based on the drawings). It has nothing to do with whether they are printed on paper or not.
    Thanks. I felt that "release of drawings" sounded like as if the drawings are actually issued and physically distributed.

    Isn't it possible to say, "You can ouput the drawing to the screen" if it is not physically distributed?

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    Default Re: Release of drawings

    Saying, "You can output the drawing to the screen" seems awkward to me.

    "You can upload the drawings to your computer" makes more sense to me. After all, to get data to a screen, it has to travel through some sort of processor, right?

    Or why not simply, "You can use the drawings anywhere and at anytime, subject to our approval."

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