Eclipse S1000D Arbortext

The Eclipse S1000D for Arbortext application makes it easy for both experienced and inexperienced Arbortext users to produce fully complaint S1000D Data Modules.

Guided Authoring

Eclipse S1000D guides the Technical Author through the process of authoring content to the S1000D standard without the author needing to know the intricacies of the standard, leaving them free to focus on the technical content. Validation against the schema structure is automatic and all S1000D issues (both SGML and XML) are fully supported. The author also has the choice to work in tagged or a variety of WYSIWYG formatted modes.Multiple Output Support

Items like Table Of Contents, List of Figures, Tables and References Tables can be automatically generated or deselected for specific types of document output. Eclipse S1000D has been designed to give the highest possible quality output for PDF and print as outlined in the S1000D specification, using the PTC Print Composer.

Data Reference Manager

The Data Reference Manager (DRM) allows you to store lists of Data Modules, Technical Publications, and other standard content for reuse throughout project content. Companies who don’t have a compliant Common Source Database (CSDB) can use the DRM to help with data input and be assured of consistency and control, for example when a spares table or data module reference is inserted. The DRM supports the addition of standard parts and other information for preliminary requirements sections, data module codes for references and support for identifying and inserting graphics. Multiple databases can be created to support different projects and the database is elected automatically based on key values from the data module code.

The database itself may be located on a network drive which allows multiple author projects to work with the same core information.

The Data Reference Manager is provided with the management functions necessary for the user to populate the Database from a spreadsheet without the need for a Database Application. Sample spreadsheet files are provided as examples.

CSDB Connection Layer

As part of the application Mekon has developed an interconnectivity layer which permits connection to Common Source Database applications from Third Parties. This interconnectivity layer permits Mekon to rapidly develop connections to other CSDB applications where the CSDB provides suitable access functionality.

Custom Development

The Eclipse plug-in technology allows project specific add-ons to be developed that will allow additional formatting rules to work alongside or overwrite the S1000D formatting required.

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