I am looking for ideas to improve the picture quality for our parts manuals. Currently we create our exploded views with balloons, then save the drawing as a pdf, crop and copy into a word document, which is then saved as a pdf. We create the BOM in Word because the Solidworks tables are not easy to change (ie. if the part number changes after the drawing is created). This means that we need to scale the pictures to fit the page better. The pictures end up degrading and most of the time look really bad.
How are others doing this to maintain the picture quality. Even some of the direct SW->PDF conversions look really bad when you start to zoom in.