Technical Documentation and Publishing

Documentation challenges

When creating technical publications such as catalogues, maintenance manuals, regulatory filings and training manuals, many legacy technical publishing systems require that data be pulled from multiple sources, a slow and error-prone process.

With disconnected data sources and difficulty finding the most relevant and up-to-date information, such documents typically require a long lead-time, are prone to errors, and are expensive to produce.

Process Solution

Technical Documentation and Publishing with Aras Innovator® and TriMech services

  • Built on the Aras Innovator® platform, Aras Technical Documentation is a content authoring tool that takes a new approach to the creation of technical publications by using PLM content directly.
  • Developed in partnership with Orio (formerly Saab Original Parts), the web-based solution cuts out rewriting time and eliminates opportunities for error by using referenced PLM content in a modular fashion.
  • Additionally, notifications of engineering change orders (ECO) can automatically trigger document updates, ensuring that publications use the most relevant, up-to-date information.
Aras Technical Documentation

How TriMech Can Help

Aras Innovator PLM & Services from TriMech will help you with Technical Documentation and Publishing

Benefits of Technical Documentation Authoring with Aras Innovator

Aras Innovator Documentation enables cross-discipline authoring, visualization, sharing and publishing of topics-based, modular documentation within a secure, managed environment.

  • PLM-based solution means document authoring teams have access to the latest PLM data in a single location.
  • Notifications triggered by ECOs ensure documents are composed of the most up-to-date, approved information
  • Use of embedded PLM content cuts out rewriting/rekeying time and eliminates opportunities for error.
  • Modular content schemas drive content re-use, saving time and improving document accuracy.
  • Content templates maintain consistency, enforce regulatory and safety standards, and ensure corporate guidelines are met
  • Collaboration with multiple authors across departments and geographical locations reduces document lead time.

Features available with Aras Innovator Technical Documentation

Aras® Technical Documentation is highly flexible, allowing organizations to tailor business processes to their specific requirements.

  • Uses embedded/referenced PLM content to populate documents.
  • Document assembly managed through user-defined templates.
  • Links to engineering change orders can trigger updates in associated publications, either individually or in batch updates.
  • Web-based solution means no client installs.
  • WYSIWYG editor supports publishing in XML, HTML and PDF.
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Aras Innovator PLM Solution

Aras Innovator PLM is a full-featured, business-ready web based solution for Technical Documentation and Publishing.