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Using S1000D Architect

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We have implemented quite a few S1000D applications over the past few years and this experience led to the creation of S1000D Architect. Many S1000D applications that are on the market today are focused on the storage of data modules via a CSDB. While this is very important, equally (or maybe evey more imporatant) is how the S1000D program is managed. What we mean by that is:

  • How do you create data modules?
  • How do you insure you’ve created all the data modules you need?
  • How do you manage creating DMRLs and SNS structure?
  • How do you manage the project(s) itself as well as the people assigned to the project?

We have addressed each of these critical issues within S1000D Architect. Request our whitepapers and, by all means, give us some feedback!

Capstone S1000D Productivity Suite

In my previous post I mentioned S1000D Architect™ and BREXCheck™. I want to circle back to these posts and actually introduce our new suite of applications all of which fit under the name of Capstone™.

In the coming weeks we will be rolling out our latest product: Capstone S1000D Productivity Suite. Capstone is comprised of several individual applications which can be purchased individually or as a bundled item. These applications include:

  • Architect
  • DecisionPoint
  • BREXCheck
  • Delivery Manager
  • Applicability Manager
  • CSDB

I’m going to be blogging about these one at a time. First up is a re-introduction to S1000D Architect.

S1000D Architect

As I mentioned previously, we’re referring to S1000D Architect as our ‘next’ or ‘second’ generation S1000D applicaiton. First generation applications tend to focus on the storage of S1000D content. While important, we want to shift tool focus from storage to management. As such, some of the things you’ll be able to do in Architect are:

Develop DMRLS – Build your project roadmap
Knowledge – Know what data modules you need to create, how many in total there are, to whom they are assigned, and their current state.
Collaborate – Across your company and with vendors. Expose only the data that certain groups need to see.
Define and Manage Information Sets
Short cuts – Generate stub data modules from your DMRL list
Reporting – Use multiple configurable reports to manage S1000D projects

An important thing to note is that S1000D Architect is CSDB agnostic. It can sit on top of an existing CSDB or on top of ours. Your choice. We will be demoing Capstone along with our other tools and services at the AIA Tech Pubs Consortium May 10-11, 2012 in Clearwater, Fl and at the AIA S1000D User Forum in Denver, Co. June 18-21, 2012. Drop us a line in advance and we will set up a demo time for you!

Rick