The job isn’t complete until the paperwork is done. An engineering adage as old as, well paper.
Like pretty much every other engineer on the planet does from time to time, we’re struggling this week to get the paperwork for a design project 100.0% right and complete, in our case a set of production part and assembly drawings. The complex aspects–3D CAD for the custom plastic parts–are long since done, it’s the nuts and bolts, pretty literally, that we’re futzing with. We’ve actually caught a couple of minor issues along with the normal i dotting and t crossing. But this is why engineers make drawings, and why engineers check drawings. Better to find issues now than in production.
And we’re almost, almost done. Almost.