So I click on another story about The Starfleet Technical Manual by Franz Joseph and read a totally
incorrect story on how it came about.
The manual is the single largest reason that replicas hit the scene so big in the mid 1970s. Franz was a Star Trek fan and contrary to this article was solely responsible for his work. There was no exchange of information between Majel Barrett Roddenberry and Franz Joseph and if there was it would be written in fan club newsletters of the time.
Each time I read an article about the Manual I usually share it with Karen Schnaubelt, Franz’s daughter. She replied on this that her father relied on still photos at the time and measurements of AMT Models. Franz was also author of The Star Trek Blueprints. Both publications were seen onscreen in Star Trek movies and TV. The Manual and Blueprints are concidered Canon.