Fall 2011 Meeting: Publishing Arbortext through ACM

Please join us online for our next meeting:

“Publishing through Arbortext Content Manager”

Presented by Dmitry Tsarev, Irisoft

Date: Saturday, 22 October 2011, 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific/US

Location: Online via GoToMeeting. You must Register to receive the GoToMeeting invite.

Cost: Free and open to all who wish to attend.

Registration Web Link: : https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/789145346

Topic

Learn how to configure ACM to publish Arbortext documents.

Speaker

Dmitry Tsarev, Irisoft

Irisoft is a company who distributes the Arbortext and Windchill in Russia. You can find Dmitry on twitter: @tsarSPb.

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Video: Managing technical data sets using XML

his video goes with the original meeting notice. This video is a recorded version of:

“Managing technical data sets using XML”

Presented by Jonas Härdner, Simonsoft

This is a recorded version of a live Go2Meeting webcast. The video is posted as is. It has not been edited. Every last bit is completely live.

Download the slides (coming soon!) and see the live-tweet roundup.

Tweet Roundup: March User Meeting

Tweet roundup from the March meeting:

“Managing technical data sets using XML”

Presented by Jonas Härdner, Simonsoft

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#arbortext #ptcuser hearing about challenges at Electrolux – huge amount of data into a small PLM system
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: Synching data from eng, marketing, etc into Reports, web, brochures, dataset tool
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: We used Arbortext for technical docs, but what about the rest?
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: wanted simple, a UI where you couldn’t make errors – special purpose tools or configure Editor to simplify
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: Cost prohibited building a special purpose web-based tool
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: we’re in UAT now, better to get people up and editing rather than holding back b/c unsure
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: driving force behind project was translation: electrolux goes to 28 languages, opening 28 docs ineffective
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: electrolux updated 28 langs every 3 months, and had to recalculate imperial to metric for every change
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: they used to enter all the data by hand in tables + graphic… Now? pull from browsable techdata repository
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: pulled data from techdata repository is “by reference” so updated & converted automatically
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: the tag that decides the language of the document determines whether it shows metric or imperial measurements
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: advantage of using attributes rather than XML entities? helps us build the techdata browser & ACL code
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: did most of the work in 5-10 days
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: no software or anything that isn’t standard, and w/in the API libraries available from Arbortext
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: Now seeing 3 companies doing this.. more and more will follow
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: XML authored docs can reduce translation costs 70-80%
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: We integrated with Assert to get shopping card catalog functionality from the single-source content
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: who’s proofreading? you or your translation house? Taking data out of single-source, then get it back in
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: Electrolux adoption was very quick. W/in weeks. We didn’t migrate old InDesign data, started w/newgen producs
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: Electrolux started with Editor & PDF publishing (1-2 wks), added attributes/metadata/file storage, xml repos.
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: Electrolux project at the end (publishing was 1st)… a number of enhancments: 1-click print 28 docs/langs
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: Electrolux enhancements later on? Automated sending docs to 5 different places w/1-click
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: In Sweden, we’ve been focused on mfg, now see movement in SW.
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#arbortext #ptcuser J.Hardner: In SW, they’re talking about topics (help topics), and lots of need for consistency bet SW & Docs
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#arbortext #ptcuser Thanks, Jonas, for such a great presentation!