• In particular, will ds provide technical documentation support of the s1000d standard, including use of enovia as the csdb for the data modules specified by s1000d?
The heart of Dassault Systèmes PLM 2.0 strategy is "3D For All," and central to this vision is the 3DVIA brand, which extends 3D technology to new users, businesses, and consumers. 3DVIA enables these users to leverage data and business processes from ENOVIA, CATIA, SolidWorks, DELMIA, Exalead, and 3DSwym, to establish entirely new forms of communication, teaching, learning, and consumer engagement.
Interactive 3D technical communications produced by 3DVIA Composer help companies to better explain their products, with one of the primary use cases involving the generation of content for technical publications. With regard to supporting S1000D, 3DVIA Composer already supports the generation of S1000D compliant CGM (as described in Chapter 7.3.2 CSDB Objects – Graphics (S1000D issue 4.0), including the XML companion file support, metafile version 4). 3DVIA is represented at the S1000D Graphics Working Group for Multimedia , and takes into serious consideration any recommendations issued from that group. The 3DVIA Composer native 3D formats are also included in the schemas defined in the S1000D specification (Multimedia Chapter 7.3.3 CSDB objects (S1000D issue 4.0)). It is worthy to note that S1000D is a document-driven strategy that defines the delivery of 2D documents with text linking to images or 3D models. Our “3D for all” approach is to leverage 3D as a way to deliver interactive and self-contained communications, and this usage is not currently defined by the S1000D standard. We are working with major customers and the S1000D multi-media council to help enhance this current standard.
There are plans to integrate 3DVIA Composer and ENOVIA V6 as a platform to deliver interactive and generative 3D Technical Publications centered any 3D CAD content, including CATIA V5 and CATIA V6. This will include the use of ENOVIA as the Common Source Database for the data modules, the main repository for integrated 3DVIA Composer content, the system to manage the desired publication structure and linked objects, and the workflows to drive the generative output of technical publications.