Mechanical Engineering Information

Specialized and high-tech machines are based on XML with the content management system from Noxum and information modeling after DITA always more powerful and complex. The technical documentation is extensive and of course has to meet the legal and country-specific standards. Can companies create the documentation with the typical types of information such as instructions, troubleshooting, safety instructions or error flow charts on appropriate content management systems with E.g. a DITA?Building specialization. The content management system from Noxum supports information modeling and specialization in DITA. The Noxum GmbH, specialist for content management and content management systems, supports companies from the machine – and plant construction in their technical documentation with the Noxum publishing Studio.

In particular the topic?-based way of working of the Noxum publishing Studio allows the information modeling and specialization also topic-based structuring method DITA. Typical scenarios in the mechanical engineering company in the field of mechanical engineering create often several hundred or even thousand operating instructions – in different locations and in different languages. The documents are translated in up to 30 languages from several source languages. Can occur quickly redundant content and thus unnecessary production and translation costs, as well as inconsistencies and quality losses associated. To avoid this, is the task and at the same time, the challenge for technical documentation in the creation of context-independent, reusable content modules, based on a company-specific information architecture. Topic approach practice in the DITA concept shows that the structuring method of DITA proved just for this request.

Compared to other information architectures with inflexible book, chapter, and section structures are the benefits of DITA in the flexible approach of the topic. This ensures that topics be hierarchized only at the development. Thus, content must be created only once and then again to different places to be installed. The information units according to the DITA?Topic?Approach a flexible multiple recovery therefore offer once written and possibly already in other languages of translated information units.