Publish ATA CMP from S1000D with Mekon Eclipse BookBuild
Mekon has developed versatile Publishing Applications for producing books in PDF using ASD S1000D Data Modules as the data source. Three versions of the application are available:
This page provides an overview of the Eclipse ATA CMP BookBuild application.
Eclipse ATA CMP BookBuild
The ATA S1000D Business Rules specify a specific layout for the CMP publication. The new Mekon Eclipse ATA CMP BookBuild application generates a fully compliant Component Maintenance Publication (CMP) in PDF format that conforms to this specification.
The application is a standalone product working independently of your authoring or CSDB applications leveraging the power of Antenna House formatter to provide the rendering to PDF and hence requires a licensed copy of Antenna House formatter. (Contact Mekon for details of the requirements).
Eclipse ATA CMP BookBuild takes a Publication Module as its starting point to create a composite document from the Data Modules referenced within it. This is then formatted and rendered to PDF using the formatting rules described in the standard.
The application generates the various additional dynamic content required by the CMP format (for example, Tables of Contents, List of effective Data Modules, Numerical Index of parts and several other Front Matter requirements). The application also provides filtering of the PDF content using the S1000D applicability model.
Eclipse ATA CMP BookBuild is already being used successfully by several Mekon clients to deliver to the Boeing 777X program.
To give prospective users an appreciation of how this application works Mekon has made available a video which shows graphically some of the features of this application and the build process. This video can be viewed by following this link. The video shows the converting of S1000D Data Modules into an ATA-compliant CMP publication using ASD S1000D BikePack Data Modules.