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ADAM Manager gets new avanced features

Documentation processing is alive and well! For many, that’ s not a surprise. Once a project is completed, many external parameters and factors can impact the documentation during the product life cycle. A change of parts, a tool, a reference number or a consumable, or a customer request or a new normative or regulatory constraint, are all reasons why documentation has to be modified and/or updated (RFU, reason for update). The issue is therefore no longer whether or not the

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ATA iSpec 2200 and ASD S1000D.

Why is the S1000D, originally a military standard, increasingly being adopted in civil aviation? The origin of the standardization of technical maintenance data goes back to the birth of the ATA in the 1950s. This organization produced several documentation standards up to ATA iSpec 2200, which is still in force today and covers the vast majority of the world’s aircraft fleet. It was at the beginning of the 2000s with the launch of two big projects by the two aeronautic

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Devops, quality, security and performance

  What is a DevOps approach? The term DevOps comes from the combination of the terms “development and operations” to express a convergence between the development (dev) teams and the operations (ops) teams. The aim of this approach is to get these two teams, which have historically been quite far apart in the product construction process, to work together. In this way, the practices, tools, constraints and expectations of the development teams are taken into account and spread within the

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ADAM and JIRA® : Performance has its pilot

Authoring work, whether done in-house or increasingly outsourced, represents a significant cost that offshoring tends to reduce. On the other hand, it is becoming necessary to manage the activity more closely, to guarantee both the quality and efficiency of the actions carried out. Document Project Management The documentation process is often long and strewn with validation, proofreading, translation and back-and-forth steps that contribute to the ever-increasing complexity of project and resource management, especially human resource management. It follows that one

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Discover or Rediscover assisted authoring: ADAM 3D Plugin

  4D Concept, creative by nature, has always worked to design innovative solutions for the drafting of technical documentation, respecting its motto: “Innovative Content Solutions”.   TWO MAJOR PLAYERS FOR A TOOL EQUAL TO THE TASK   The 3D Plugin, which is the result of close cooperation with Dassault Systèmes, whose reputation for designing software is firmly established, creates a tight connection between the authoring tool ADAM Author and the 3D projection software Catia Composer.   SAVE TIME, MONEY AND

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Technical Writing: history and evolution of the discipline

From classic documentation to new documentary engineering Technical writing is a discipline with a rich history. For a long time now, it has experienced surprising technical and technological advances that have framed its evolution over time. From the beginnings of DTP to large-scale digital document production, from GML to SGML to XML, discover the history and evolution of technical writing. The origins of digital authoring The need to write down and transpose ideas, actions, stories, orders or laws has existed

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DITA, S1000D… What if you have to choose?

You’ve probably already heard of it; you’ve looked into it: DITA and S1000D are streamlined editorial standards that help you improve the management of the production and distribution of your technical publications (user manuals, maintenance manuals, training manuals, technical-sales offers, etc.). More specifically, the use of these standards means that, if your documentary production is suitable, you can: Significantly increase perceived quality Reduce update costs Reduce translation costs Distribute your publications easily through different channels: paper (and PDF to download),

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Documentary engineering: what are we talking about?

The evolution of documentation In the past, documentation used to be a manual that had to be provided when the equipment was delivered. Today, its format is mainly electronic. As a result, it is now accessible on the Internet and offers greater interactivity with the end customer. The product user has easier access to the information through dynamic queries and filters. In the future, documentation will integrate new technologies such as machine learning and virtual reality. In order to adapt

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