Publish S1000D Source Data

In the age of modern information delivery, there is still a need to deliver paper-based publications and manuals. Easy-to-use, Transition efficiently publishes structured S1000D Data Modules into common types of print output. With Transition, publication managers consolidate the work of producing information in other popular formats, rather than parallel efforts to produce both S1000D information and other printed manual formats. Transition simplifies and expedites the process. The software includes robust LooseLeaf Publishing capabilities, including; Effectivity Processing, Change Page Management, Dual Column Language and Multi-Volume Publishing. Users can format print output to produce S1000D and other commercial or military specification-based documentation.

Inmedius S1000DtransitionTransition dynamically creates preliminary matter, including Title Page, Table of Contents, and lists of acronyms from the Publication Module structure.

S1000Dtransition Benefits

  • Improve productivity
  • Reduce paper, printing expenses
  • Enhance PDF navigation
  • Support multiple languages
  • Produce a composite publication with separate, standalone volumes
  • Efficiently process source file

The Power of Integration

Transition and the integrated Inmedius S1000D Publishing Suite is a complete, end-to-end solution to successfully manage the technical documentation publication process. In parallel with S1000Dmanager, Transition transfers all the power stored in the S1000D Data Module into their logical equivalents in other formats, including PDF, print, and a variety of commercial and military equipment specifications. Transition also integrates seamlessly with S1000Dinteract and S1000DauthorPro to ensure that users who encounter information in one medium, experience minimum productivity impact when that data must be delivered in another medium.

LooseLeaf Publishing

Automatic Preliminary Content Generation

Information codes are utilized to identify these sections with other list types possible, based on generated content. Final publications may contain additional matter not found in the source S1000D Data Module.

  • 00A List of Figures
  • 001 Title page
  • 002 List of pages or ASD S1000D Data Modules (DMs)
  • 003 Change records and highlights
  • 005 List of abbreviations
  • 006 List of terms
  • 007 List of symbols
  • 009 Table of Contents
  • 013 Numeric indexes
  • 014 Alphabetic & alphanumeric indexes
  • 021 Copyright
  • 036 List of Tables

Automatic Preliminary Content GenerationTransition dynamically creates preliminary matter, including title page, table of contents and lists of acronyms from the Data Module content.

Documentation Structure Formatting

Chapter Titling & Numbering

Specify titles to appear at the beginning of each chapter section and sub-section in order to have the PDF output mirror a conventional printed copy. Output can be tailored with configurable titles and numbering. The S1000D software uses logic to highlight unresolved references, and replicates any directory structure that might exist between S1000D published documents.

Reference Link Management

Converts the <refdm> elements to PDF links and automatically names and numbers chapters, sections and sub-sections according to the position of source files in the PM structure — providing an interactive PDF file to the end user.

<reftp> elements within a multi-volume publication are also converted to PDF links, allowing them to be linked to external publications. <xref> elements are retained as internal links.

Creates Links

Multi-Volume S1000D Publishing

Multi-Volume Publishing

Allows printing of a composite publication with separate volumes, where each volume is a standalone publication. Publications can be divided by:

First Level Substructure
Top level PDF contains Global Table of Contents, Indexes
By Publication
All ‘child’ publications create their own PDF files

Output Sizes

  • A4
  • A5
  • Letter
  • Half-letter
  • Half-page (designed for Flight Cards, 8.5 x 5.5)

Effectivity Processing

Integrated with S1000Dmanager and S1000DauthorPro, the ASD S1000D software provides a full Effectivity/Applicability workflow process:

Applicability Tagging

Specific configuration information, such as serial number, is defined in S1000Dmanager and applied to Data Module content in S1000DauthorPro.

Effectivity Profiles

Collections of Applicabilities relevant to a particular S1000D publication are defined in S1000Dmanager and selected as part of a Looseleaf printing in Transition.

Container S1000D Data Module

Supports filtering and processing logic.


Inclusion and exclusion of Data Module content based on a selected Effectivity for print output.


Data Module content, whether filtered to an Effectivity or not, can be labeled according to the descriptive title assigned to the Applicability

Change Page Management

Manage updates, additions to a document during its lifecycle; only producing output for pages that have changed. The software generates point pages and paragraph breaks. Using the PM, the system stores a list of Data Modules that reflect this hierarchy as chapters, sections and subsections. Transition allows control of:

  • List of Effective Pages (LOEP)
  • Index & generated list production
  • Full & incremental revisions with full pagination management

Change Page Management

Format Output

Multi-Purpose, Single Source S1000D

Use a common data source document for both military and commercial publishing. Output S1000D documents to other output types and publication specifications, including:

  • ATA iSpec 2200 Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (U.S.)
  • AESP Army Equipment Support Publication (U.K.)
  • AVP70 Aviation Publication (Europe)
  • DEF 5629B Defense (Australia)
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S1000D Output ATA Output AvP70 Output AESP Output

Dual Column Language Support

Publish documents in two languages, side-by-side on the same page.

Dual Column Language Support

Batch Process Publishing

Batch Processing

Batch PDF

Convert either a single PDF file for each Data Module, or merge a series of Data Modules into one linear PDF with Inwork Markings and Time Stamp. There are three publishing options:

  • Data Module (DM) within a directory structure
  • Publication Module (PM) and all associated Data Modules
  • Validation Pack selects single Data Module and publishes it along with any associated referenced Data Module

Create a Pure SGML or XML File

Tool Set

Efficiently perform batch tasks on source files, including:

  • Removal of Processing Instructions (PI)
  • Removes the PIs specific to the authoring environment, creating a pure SGML or XML file
  • Check for Errors
  • Batch document integrity and business rules checks using Inmedius S1000DauthorPro Advisor Tool
  • Renaming of Files
  • Allows series of files to be renamed according to certain rules, such as restrictions applied by some commercial CSDB products

Transition requires several other software applications to be installed on the same machine. The system requirements over and above what these applications require are:

Client Requirements


  • OS: Windows (XP, 7)
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0
  • Plug-in: PTC® Arbortext® IsoView™ 7.2 for Computer Graphics Metafiles (CGM) support
  • Host Application: PTC® Arbortext® Editor™ with Print Composer 5.4, 6
  • Dependency: Adobe® Acrobat® Standard or Professional 7 and above
  • Dependency: Current version of S1000DauthorPro™


  • CPU: 2 GHz (dual core processor); 64-bit system recommended
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Disk: 100 MB
  • Display: 1024x768 minimum, 1280x1024 recommended