Please join us online for our regular meeting:
“Managing technical data sets using XML”
Presented by Jonas Härdner, Simonsoft
Date: Saturday, 26 March 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.
Product information on a data level is often managed by many different disciplines in a manufacturing company. Marketing looks after Data sheets, R&D has their own data set of product attributes and so on. The information is often stored in different databases or at worst just as a text string in a document.
The challenge is with growing product portfolios, increased regulations and large organizations, to manage this data-set in a single source environment and to be re-used in all depending documentation.
This session will present a possible way to solve the problem using XML and CMS as a single source using different layers of authoring to allow the whole organization to contribute. We also talk about how the data is easily is reused in to the XML based documentation.
Jonas Härdner, Simonsoft
Simonsoft is a company who distributes the Arbortext product portfolio to the complete Nordic market. Working with many experienced publishing companies in the Nordic region, we also provide these solutions directly to the end user, in specific cases.
We had a speaker lined up who cancelled and couldn’t find anyone to fill in at the last minute. Seems that’s what happened last year too. Everyone’s busy getting ready for the end of the year then gearing back up after the holidays. Traditionally, this was also when PTC/User presentations were due and that complicated things. Maybe we’ll just skip having meetings Nov-Jan. If you want your User fix, head over to Single-Sourcing Solutions and the Arbortext Monster Garage.
We’ll see you in February when our speaker is Deb West-Maciaszek from Nikon Precision!
The folks over at Single-Sourcing Solutions have launched a new series called “Arbortext Monster Garage” to energize the Arbortext community. They’ve lined up two sessions a month. All sessions are scheduled to take place in 30 minutes–start to finish. Many of the presenters you’ve seen at our monthly meetings are scheduled to be “shop coaches”. We’re excited to see this because for many of us, the ability to tweak every aspect of the product and the content that comes out was one of the primary advantages that drew us to the Arbortext platform.
Here are the details:
- 30 minutes
- 2nd and 4th Fridays
- Shop Coaches are users
- Calendar for all of 2011 has already been published
- Beginner, intermediate, and advanced sessions
- Nearly all the Arbortext products have been included
The first session is titled “Pop the Hood – Get Started with Arbortext Editor in 20 Minutes” presented by Lynn Hales. Lynn was one of the first people I met at my first AUGI and he was already an old-hand. Sign up today!