Key Concept Archive

Arbortext 104: Omnibus, vol. 1

Paperback. Omnibus volume. Includes 101, 102, 103, and bonus material about Publishing Engine.  

PTC Windchill Arbortext Content Manager

Arbortext Content Manager is an integral component of the PTC Dynamic Publishing System. Arbortext Editor, Arbortext Content Manager, and Arbortext Publishing Engine work together to enable automatic, on-demand delivery of up-to-the-minute information that aligns exactly with the product’s specific configuration and the reader’s specific needs. An integral component of the…

Arbortext Videos and Training On Demand

Arbortext video training is available on demand on Vimeo. We use Vimeo to distribute video content of specific training sessions to the public. Members of our Mastermind Groups have access to them for free through the Members Forums. Channel: Arbortext TC Dojo Learning and training for Arbortext users of every…

Arbortext Monster Garage

Inspired by the popular “Monster Garage” television show on the Discovery Channel, the Arbortext Monster Garage is designed to teach Arbortext users how to leverage their investment in the Arbortext product line so as to continually grow their ROI. Here at Single-Sourcing Solutions, we always talk about the ease of…

Best Practices for Arbortext Workspaces in Windchill

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episode 10 Using workspaces in Arbortext Content Manager (or Windchill) can be a bit confusing. How do you keep it clean? When should you create one? How long should you keep a workspace? How do you know which one to us (if…

Common Questions: Workflow

This week’s topic: Workflow Here are some highlights of Workflow features supported in Windchill: Arbortext Content Manager supports standard workflows as well as sophisticated capabilities for routing change information to the correct process participants. Arbortext Content Manager provides tools to support the creation of processes that are unique or dictated…

Common Questions: Automation in Arbortext

This week’s topic: Out of the box automation in Arbortext We’re purposefully scoping this subject down for this post. We’re answering questions about what automation features come OOTB in Arbortext. If we didn’t limit this discussion, we could easily write 1000+ pages. Arbortext ships a mountain of documentation and sample…

Common Questions: Source Control

This week’s topic: Source Control Source Control is a big topic. To date, the best article I’ve ever read on branching strategy was a best practices article by Perforce (circa 2003). Today, we’re not talking about that, we’re talking about all the features source control supported in Arbortext Content Manager…

Common Questions: Bursting

This week’s topic: Bursting We start talking about something we call “bursting” when we get questions like the following: Can a writer or translator work just on paragraph chunks while an editor can see entire sections? This question is nearly always followed by this question: Can this level of granularity be…

Common Questions: Arbortext Content Manager (Windchill)

This week’s topic: Arbortext Content Manager Today, we’re answering some of the more common and general questions about Arbortext Content Manager (ACM). When it comes to DITA, the need for component content management comes sooner rather than later. It’s very easy to get hundreds and thousands of topics very quickly….