Arbortext for Defense

Software to comply with defense requirements.

There are several options for Defense customers. Some only need the Arbortext Editor to author content for their customers. Those who need to support S1000D should consider Arbortext for S1000D.

What is Arbortext for S1000D?

Arbortext provides an integral solution for XML technical publishing solutions compliant with Specification S1000D and S2000M. This solution is fully compatible with the industry leading authoring and technical illustrations products, Arbortext Editor and Arbortext IsoDraw to further automate the entire technical publishing process.

What is new with Arbortext for S1000D and S2000M release 4.3?

For S1000D, Arbortext software complies with the Aerospace & Defense Specification Standard S1000D Issues 1.6 through 4.0 using a single, out-of-the box solution. These products include:

  • Arbortext CSDB for S1000D
  • Arbortext Publisher for S1000D
  • Arbortext IETP Viewer for S1000D
  • Arbortext Learning Content Manager for S1000D
  • Arbortext Parts Catalog Manager for S1000D
  • Arbortext Provisioning Manager
  • Arbortext Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
  • Arbortext LSI Interface and Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR) application
  • Windchill Aerospace & Defense Module
  • Arbortext support for S2000M

Should I be using S1000D?

Here are several questions that can help you determine whether you should be using S1000D.

Is your product being sold to a military force or agency? Do your hope to sell your product to a military force or agency?

If you answered yes; you should be using S1000D. This specification is required by all European military agencies and increasingly by the military other countries.

Is your product being sold to a government agency?

If you answered yes, you should consider using S1000D. This specification is required by all European military agencies and increasingly by the military other countries.

Does you product have an especially extended life with a frequent need to update the publications?

If you answered yes, you should consider using S1000D. S1000D is based on international standards it provides for a secure investment in the future.

Is your customer a Commercial Aerospace company or agency?

If you answered yes, you should be using S1000D. ATA has adopted the S1000D specification for its future. Boeing and Airbus have already chosen S1000D as the specification to use with their new aircraft.

Is your product being sold into an industry with extensive government regulation?

If you answered yes, you should consider using S1000D. The high level of standardization of publications and the control over publication process and content often facilitates the record keeping requirements in such industries.

Are you involved in extensive collaboration with other companies or agencies especially across national borders or across languages?

IIf you answered yes, you should consider using S1000D. The high level of standardization of publications and the control over publication process and content help ease the difficulties of multi-national requirements and communication barriers due to distance and language.

After answering these questions, you should have a place to start and a good indication about whether or not to use S1000D. Where the recommendation is to consider using S1000D, consideration should also be given to the SMA solution from PTC.

What Does Arbortext S1000D Support?

For S2000M, Arbortext Provisioning Manager complies with the Aerospace & Defense Specification Standard S2000M, Chapter 1, Issues 2.1 through 4.0 using a single, out-of-the box solution.

What other product enhancements are now available in Arbortext for S1000D version 4.3?

  • Arbortext Provisioning Manager Support for ASD S2000M ERNLT Messages
  • Arbortext Publisher for S1000D Import Publication Module
  • Arbortext Publisher and IETP Viewer S1000D Change only IETP updates
  • Arbortext IETP Viewer for S1000D Retain IETP data when updating software
  • Arbortext IETP Viewer for S1000D & Print Services Support additional user defined fonts in published output

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How to Buy Arbortext for Defense

Arbortext S1000D products are licensed on a node-locked, concurrent, and server basis depending on the application. For specific Arbortext packaging and pricing questions, e-mail: [email protected]

Get Help Getting Started

Arbortext Software can be hard to set up correctly. We have a strong track record with government contractors and subcontractors who have taken on new XML and SGML authoring and publishing projects for the first time. We offer a special service to help get you started. If you want help making sure you're buying the right software for your government contract, contact [email protected]. If you're ready to get started but have some questions about making everything work (using Arbortext, using the government DTD and publishing stylesheets, how to work with graphics, and how to package your deliverable to your customer) you can book time with one of our specialists to review your environment and answer your specific questions.