Eclipse iSpec 2200 CMM/SB for FrameMaker

The Mekon Eclipse iSpec 2200 Application course will equip the student with the necessary skills to produce and update Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs), Abbreviated Component Maintenance Manuals, (ACMMs) and Service Bulletins (SBs) to meet the requirements of the ATA iSpec 2200 standard, using the Mekon Eclipse plugin.

Who should attend this course?

This course is aimed at technical authors who need to understand how to prepare structured documents using the ATA iSpec 2200 standard with FrameMaker and the Mekon Eclipse iSpec 2200 plugin.

Duration 2 Days
Price Call for details
Location Sutton, Surrey, UK / On-site / Remote


This course is essential to understand the full functionality of the Eclipse plugin for creating and revising CMM and SB documents using FrameMaker.

Length of course

2 Days

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Course outline

What is SGML and why is it important?

  • A definition of SGML
  • The shortcomings of storing documents in proprietary formats and the benefits of storing documents in SGML format
  • The principal components of an SGML document
  • Industry-standard DTDs Artefacts of SGML mark-up
  • The importance of parsing SGML documents.

Why FrameMaker?

  • The role of SGML processing systems
  • Using FrameMaker to process SGML documents
  • Default processing
  • Processing using an SGML application
  • The purpose and basic components of the SGML application file.

iSpec 2200

  • Background and purpose of iSpec 2200
  • Benefits of using iSpec 2200 DTD types and core structure.

Mekon Eclipse iSpec 2200

  • Finding the SGML application file
  • The applications which comprise Eclipse iSpec 2200
  • The identity and purpose of the components of an SGML application
  • The iSpec 2200 menu
  • The iSpec 2200 User Guide.

Creating a new CMM

  • CMM book structure
  • Setting preferences
  • Setting attribute values
  • Copying attribute values.

Working with pageblocks

  • Pageblock structure Tasks
  • Task structure models
  • MTOSS codes Topics Subtasks Procedure lists
  • Pageblock numbering Setting configuration numbers Headers and footers Numbering schemes
  • List of effective anchors.

Illustrated Parts List pageblock

  • Setting preferences
  • Creating a numerical index
  • Creating an equipment designator index.

Building a CMM

  • Creating a table of contents and a list of figures
  • Creating a list of effective pages BookBuild.

Revising a CMM

  • Revision management
  • Setting revision dates
  • Updating the CMM
  • Anchor elements
  • Anchor key identifiers
  • Revision marking of structured elements
  • Change reason attributes
  • Incremental revisions
  • Temporary revisions
  • Total updates.

Service Bulletins

  • Setting preferences
  • Creating a new service bulletin
  • Service bulletin structure
  • Preparing the service bulletin
  • Service bulletin revision numbers.


  • The difference between a CMM and an ACMM
  • Setting ACMM preferences
  • Creating a new ACMM
  • ACMM structure
  • Preparing the ACMM pageblock
  • The ACMM Illustrated Parts List
  • ACMM generated lists.

Error Handling

  • How to parse an SGML document
  • Error reporting
  • Parsing errors.

Contact us for a quote

+44 (0)20 8722 8400 Enquiry form