The Inmedius® S1000D Process Editor™ employs advanced visualization technology to enable any user to quickly and easily picture even the most complex data structures. The S1000D authoring and editing tool provides S1000Dmanager users with a flowchart or dialog tree environment to easily observe the overall logical structure of the Process Data Module and then effortlessly edit the module. By simply dragging and dropping components, users can now author and edit Process Data Modules of any complexity.
Create and maintain the data structures of the Process Data Module in a workflow or dialog tree environment with the robust S1000D authoring and editing software solution.
The powerful interface provides users with WYSIWYG capabilities while editing Process Data Modules in a self-contained environment. With the easy-to-use authoring and editing software, authors no longer need to be an S1000D expert. Even non-XML users are now able to edit and manage Process Data Modules by rearranging the process components and entering data into simple dialogs.
The true power of the Inmedius S1000D Process Editor is that while you drag and drop, the software automatically manipulates the underlying complex XML data structures. The end result is a well-formed S1000D compliant file that can be created by almost any user.
The S1000D Process Editor is one of three powerful S1000D authoring solutions providing a seamless user experience for authoring and editing content. Along with AuthorPro XE and AuthorPro it may be embedded in the Inmedius S1000Dmanager, a management system which simplifies the complex task of implementing the S1000D Common Source Database (CSDB) and provides a single point for data access. The integration of these products supplies visibility and access to data stored in the CSDB for the benefit of S1000D authors and project managers.
S1000Dmanager is a project setup and management support system that is one of seven modules of the integrated Inmedius S1000D Publishing Suite, a fully integrated lifecycle software solution to successfully manage the technical documentation publication process.
The flowchart environment enables easy editing by providing an illustrated view of the Data Module. Edit the Data Module by simply dragging and dropping different elements from various locations.
The Editor also provides a “breadcrumb” view of each component where users can edit various attributes. Properties can be edited or deleted. Components can also be moved up or down in the flowchart.
Users are provided built-in dialogs to easily create and layout process components. Once the component is selected in the diagram, the user can perform simple editing using the tabbed functions or edit complex components in a popup diagram. This allows components, such as dialogs and steps, to be quickly created using visual building blocks.
The expression editor takes the different XML elements in S1000D and edits the expression element within them, or creates one if it does not exist. Expressions include complex elements such as values, math, strings, sets and Booleans. Users can easily edit this complex logic by dragging and dropping components in the flowchart environment.
The Process Editor may be embedded in the robust management system. The integration of these products supplies visibility and access to data stored in the CSDB. As a result, users can quickly and efficiently access projects to locate and open assigned Data Modules by retrieving information directly from the CSDB.
The Editor and the Inmedius S1000D Publishing Suite share the same full-bodied Preview engine; facilitating a common view between authoring and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM).
The complete set of functionality within the Process Editor supports Issue 4.0 of the Specification.
The Process Editor installs into S1000Dmanager ™ .