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PTC Arbortext

Last Updated : 03/14/2014

PTC’s end-to-end dynamic publishing solution streamlines how organizations create, manage, and publish technical information. The Arbortext suite includes:

  • Arbortext Editor™ - provides the capability to author reusable, structured content components, so you can improve the timeliness, accuracy and consistency of your information and reduce production costs. 
  • Arbortext IsoDraw® - automates the creation of high-quality 2D and 3D technical illustrations and animations directly from CAD data or from scratch, in order to convey intricate product details for easier comprehension. 
  • Arbortext Content Manager™ -, built with PTC Windchill® technology, manages a single source of structured content and facilitates data reuse to increase accuracy and author productivity. 
  • Windchill PDMLink® - provides product development companies with all the features of Arbortext Content Manager, along with additional capabilities for Configuration Management, Associativity, Illustration Lifecycle Management, and Automated Engineering Processes. 
  • Arbortext Publishing Engine™ -provides a single, customizable publishing environment that automatically converts, assembles, filters and delivers dynamic product information based on a specific user’s role, language and product configuration. 
  • Arbortext Digital Media Publisher™ assembles and delivers– via Web or CD/DVD– structured product and service information and graphics, so you can create browser-based and searchable interactive information online, such as Help Info systems and knowledge databases. 
  • Arbortext Styler™ enables publishers to configure stylesheets for automated publishing, using a single source of style while supporting one or several output media–without any manual programming, to improve the quality of product information output. 
  • Arbortext IsoView® delivers an interactive Web interface that displays  2D and 3D technical illustrations and animations created either by Arbortext IsoDraw or other illustration tools, enabling readers to zoom, rotate or otherwise manipulate illustrated content. 
  • Arbortext Common Source Database (CSDB) for S1000D® is a complete technical content management solution that supports the S1000D international technical publications specification for the global A&D industry. Arbortext CSDB for S1000D offers full integration with the following Arbortext products, fulfilling an end-to-end S1000D-compliant dynamic information delivery solution for A&D:  Arbortext Editor, Arbortext IsoDraw, Arbortext Publisher for S1000D®, 
  • Arbortext Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP) Viewer for S1000D® delivers technical data in a fully interactive, browser-based environment. 
  • Arbortext Parts Catalog Manager for S1000D® enables the creation, delivery, receipt and review of illustrated parts data in accordance with S1000D. 
  • Arbortext LSA Interface for S1000D® is a Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR) application interface that enables the transfer of LSAR data to PTC’s Arbortext for S1000D software. This solution enables users to compile initial provisioning figure and parts data, and to create illustrated parts data modules for S1000D compliance. 
  • Arbortext Provisioning Manager™ allows users to create, deliver, receive and review initial provisioning data and illustrated parts catalogs in accordance with the Aerospace & Defense (ASD) Specification S2000M standards, while accommodating either independent provisioning projects or achieving S2000M Chapter 1 compliance. Arbortext Provisioning Manager is completely integrated with Arbortext for S1000D software.

Processes Supported

Departments Associated

  • Army
  • Navy / Marine Corps
  • Air Force
  • Agencies

Integrated Product Support Elements Addressed

This product support analytical tool was identified as part of a database provided solely to assist defense acquisition workforce professionals to identify best value product support solutions which optimize system readiness and life cycle cost. Neither the Department of Defense or the Defense Acquisition University provide any warranty of these tools whatsoever, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty that the contents of the item will be error-free. This analytical tools database should under no circumstances be considered as being all-encompassing, and is in no-wise meant to endorse the capabilities or products of any particular individual, company, or organization.


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