By DE Editors
Right Hemisphere and Flatirons Solutions have announced a new solution for incorporating 3D content into Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) based technical documentation. It enables users to directly repurpose 3D engineering assets for use in technical documents. Organizations can insert 3D content into their documents either natively, or as links from 2D objects.
”There’s no denying the power of 3D as a communications tool,” says Right Hemisphere CEO Michael Lynch. “Using a combination of rich 3D media and smart XML-based authoring makes technical content more usable and more effective for end users. Including more 3D in technical documentation also helps with some of the globalization challenges manufacturers face today.”
The new 3D technical publishing offering leverages the DITA standard. DITA is a modular XML-based architecture for authoring, describing, and delivering information through reusable “chunks” of content. The new 3D-enabled DITA offering, announced today is built on top of the EMC Documentum content management platform and integrates the Flatirons DITA Framework with Right Hemisphere’s Visual Enterprise software.
“Technical publishing teams have long faced the challenge of accurately conveying information from product developers,” says Flatirons Solutions’ Chief Technical Officer Eric Severson. “The ability to access 3D content from product design teams and leverage it in a wide array of publication output formats is incredibly powerful, and will be a tremendous benefit to our technical publishing customers.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.