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The S1000D User Forum 2013 in Vienna

“Common Global Standards. A Benefit for ALL!”


That is the theme this year at The S1000D User Forum 2013 in Vienna, Austria.

The annual event is taking place next week September 16th – 18th. It is one of our favorite premier events in the Technical Publications community. It is hosted by the Austrian Aeronautics Industries Group (AAI) on behalf of ASD.

The 40+ industry leading experts that occupy the agenda are expected to have an audience of more than 200 international attendees.

Our team at Crowell Solutions is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces roaming the conference halls and meeting many new colleagues in S1000D marketplace.

Check back here often as we blog about our Vienna experience and the latest enabling software and hardware technologies that will drive innovation into the S1000D and ILS marketplace.

If you are at the event, we would love to connect with you. Contact us via our website.

Hoffe dich bald zu sehen.


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!

Two New S1000D Applications

It’s March already! Where does the time fly? In Texas we decided to skip winter altogether. We have flowers blooming and, at present, I’m typing this with the windows to the office wide open.

Ahead of changes to our website and the various marketing initiatives that businesses must take when rolling out new products, I wanted to let you know that We are going to be rolling out a couple of new applications during March:

BREXCheck™ and S1000D Architect™.

BREXCheck™ – BREXCheck allows for on-the-fly BREX validation while creating S1000D content. It can work in the XML editor of your choice. Technical authors and content creators author their S1000D data modules as normal. BREXCheck operates in the background. If the author attempts to enter an element that is dissallowed, or an incorrect attribute value, BREXCheck will offer a notification. This should greatly speed up and improve the S1000D authoring and the QA processes.

The second is S1000D Architect™, which is a layer of logic that sits on top of an S1000D CSDB (Content Storage Data Base). S1000D Architect allows you to truly control and manage your S1000D project(s). Management of your S1000D project(s) includes:

  • Knowing how many data modules comprise your S1000D project(s).
  • Knowing where these data modules are coming from (your team, vendors, etc.).
  • Managing multiple SNS schemes (yours, your vendors)
  • Managing vendors’ data modules
  • Ability to efficiently build a list of all necessary data modules
  • Tying this list to a ‘stub-out’ of the data modules themselves (i.e., create a rudimentary XML document for each and every data module in your project).

Look for posts, additions to our website, and email notifications in the coming weeks. We are excited about these applications and rolling them out to general availability. If you want a sneak peek, contact us at








New Customer Support Tools

Crowell Solutions is committed to providing the highest-quality of service to our customers. We are pleased to announce a line up of new customer support tools. 

  • Ticket tracker Ticket Tracker allows you to create, update, and resolve issues. It contains a knowledge base containing information on each product, file downloads, resolutions to common problems, etc. 
  • Technical Support Forum The Technical Support Forum is an online discussion site where you can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.

We are always looking for ways to improve the products and services we offer our customers. Let us know how we can improve our service to you.