October 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM
October 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Moving Beyond Content Management Reuse and Applicability
Since the late 80’s, technical publications groups have known that configuration-specific product documents have improved their end-user’s experience. As tech writers, our focus has been on adding intelligent tagging to the data, and our measurement tends to be how far we can push reuse within our content management systems, or conditional publishing.
However, technical writers in manufacturing – who document everything from toasters to airplanes – spend the bulk of their time researching product design, and rewriting to stay current with their product configurations. In many industries, those tasks account for 50% or more of a technical writer’s time.
Improving our content management applications, automating publishing with stylesheets, and reusing tech pubs content only gets us so far. Direct access to engineering and product data can reduce research time exponentially. New technologies and data formats like the JT ISO standard are available to create document content – text, 2D/3D illustrations, and animation – directly from engineering’s digital thread.
Learn how moving technical writers into the product life-cycle management paradigm and reusing JT and CAD data directly are significantly reducing document development costs and making product documents more effective.
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