Eclipse S1000D author training

Eclipse is Mekon’s flagship S1000D editing plug in. There are versions available for both Adobe FrameMaker and PTC Arbortext. To make the most of these powerful tools, Mekon offers in-depth author training.

Eclipse S1000D authoring

The Eclipse S1000D authoring course covers the functionality of the Mekon Eclipse S1000D plug-in, and the processes for creation of valid S1000D data modules.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at technical authors who will produce S1000D data modules using the Eclipse plug-in for Adobe FrameMaker or PTC Arbortext.

How long is the course?

2 days on-site, or
4 half-day sessions on-line

What does the course cover?

Mark-up languages
  • Definition of SGML and XML
  • Disadvantages of maintaining documents in proprietary formats
  • Advantages of storing documents using mark-up
  • The principal components of an XML/SGML document
  • Industry‐standard DTDs
  • Parsing XML documents
Using FrameMaker or Arbortext
  • General tour of the editor interface
  • Using the editor to process SGML/XML documents
  • The components of a structured application
  • Processing using a structured application
Getting ready to use Eclipse S1000D
  • Installation and licensing
  • Introducing the menu
  • Changes to default editor behaviours to use Eclipse
  • Eclipse preferences
Authoring in S1000D
  • Creating Data Modules and DM types
  • Identification and Status section
  • Content section and variations by data module type
  • Figures, multiple sheets, board numbers
  • Internal and external cross-references
  • Using Technical / Common Information Repositories
  • Using external information – Mekon Data Refernce Manager and notusCSDB
  • Tables and the CALS model
Adobe FrameMaker

About Mekon training

Your training will be lead by a professional in the topic with many years of experience both of the subject matter and in bringing it to you, the audience. Your trainer will want to understand both your current knowledge and your learning (and business) needs. They will evolve the course during its delivery ensuring that it meets your requirements, giving you far more than just an academic presentation. You will learn what is most relevant to you and feel empowered to take the next steps in implementing your training and improving your working environment.

Where and when?

You can take your training course wherever is most convenient for you and your team. We prefer face-to-face either at your site, or at our offices in Sutton, Surry, England. However, we can also conduct all of our courses on-line avoiding travel restrictions and covid isolation issues.

All of our courses are available at a mutually suitable time between your team and the relevant specialist instructor. When you call to book we can organise all the details.

Next steps

Please fill in the form opposite with brief details of your training requirement. One of our team will then be in touch and we will email you the full current prospectus for the course(s) you need.

If you have a specific learning requirement, you need a certain topic covered to extra depth, or you are interested in something else not covered in our standard training courses, just ask. Our greatest asset is the service we provide you, and we can cover any requirement in the Aerospace and Defence technical information world.

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notusCSDB for S1000D trial

If you would like to find out more about how notusCSDB could fit in your environment, we would be happy to speak to you. We can run an online demonstration, then if you would like to know more we can set up a free trial for you using our securely-hosted notusCSDB trial platform. You and your team can try out the system for 30 days either using the S1000D 'Bike Pack' sample data we provide, or your own test data if you wish to upload that. The trial is fully functional in every respect.

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