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Don Larson – CEO, Larson Software Technology
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S1000D Compliant Technical Illustrations
The S1000D speci...
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HISTORY OF S1000D
The S1000D specification emerged in the...
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aspect the equipment. The DM structure is XML (Extensible...
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INFORMATION CREATION
The philosophy of S1000D specificati...
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The CGM file will usually be validated when delivered for...
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The S1000D specification states, “The purpose of illustra...
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Showing the ICN on the illustration is optional, usually ...
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THE DELIVERY OF S1000D ILLUSTRATIONS
The final task is to...
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Optimize the S1000D technical illustration process
using ...
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The Benefits of the Larson CGM Products
 Larson VizEx T...
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Features of the Larson CGM Products
In the previous sect...
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Figure 13. DWG & DXF settings
Transform PDF files
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Transform Image files
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VizEx Edit
Provides a cost effective solution to edit an...
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 The Auto Hotspot technology is also available as a ful...
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E.g. identifying a user click on a hotspot then changing...
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Summary
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Glossary
API Application Programming Interface
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References
 S1000D is an international specification fo...
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  1. 1. Co-Authors Don Larson – CEO, Larson Software Technology David Manock – President, Vizualsite LLC don.larson@cgmlarson.com, dmanock@vizualsite.com Abstract The creation and delivery of illustrations is a significant component of an S1000D project. There are several factors that require consideration when creating and maintaining illustrations… COMPLIANT S1000D ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. 2. Table of Contents _____________________________________________ S1000D Compliant Technical Illustrations ____________________________ 1 HISTORY OF S1000D _______________________________________________________ 2 THE PRINCIPAL CONCEPTS OF S1000D ________________________________________ 2 INFORMATION CREATION____________________________________________________ 4 S1000D COMPLIANT ILLUSTRATIONS __________________________________________ 4 S1000D ILLUST RATION PROCESS _____________________________________________ 5 THE PURPOSE AND USE OF HOTSPOTS ________________________________________ 7 THE DELIVERY OF S1000D ILLUSTRATIONS_____________________________________ 8 THE IMPORTANCE OF S1000D ________________________________________________ 8 Optimize the S1000D technical graphics process using Larson CGM Products __ 9 CORE BENEFITS ___________________________________________________________ 9 The Benefits of the Larson CGM Products ____________________________________ 10 Features of the Larson CGM Products ______________________________ 11 VIZEX T RANSFORM ________________________________________________________ 11 Transform DWG and DXF files______________________________________________ 11 Transform PDF files ______________________________________________________ 12 Transform Image files ____________________________________________________ 13 Automatically create intelligent CGM graphics ________________________________ 13 VIZEX EDIT ______________________________________________________________ 14 Product Features ________________________________________________________ 14 VIZEX VIEW ______________________________________________________________ 15 VizEx View Plugin for Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers ____________ 15 VizEx View C++ _________________________________________________________ 16 VizEx View iOS __________________________________________________________ 16 VizEx Office ____________________________________________________________ 16 Summary __________________________________________________ 17 Glossary ___________________________________________________ 18 References _________________________________________________ 19 Company Information _________________________________________ 20
  3. 3. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 1 Compliant S1000D Illustrations S1000D Compliant Technical Illustrations The S1000D specification controls the creation and delivery of technical publications. Although the specification applies to all publication elements, this document focuses particularly on its impact on 2D technical illustrations. If you work in the military or commercial aerospace sectors, you're probably familiar with the S1000D specification. The specification was used mainly in Europe until the United States DoD (Department of Defense) raised the profile of the specification. The adoption of the specification by major programs, for example, C-17 Globemaster has solidified its position. In Europe, the S1000D story is lengthier with defense ministries and prime defense contractors using the specification successfully for many years on various projects, including Eurofighter Typhoon. There are several reasons for the success of S1000D, with two being particularly important. The first was the emergence of multi-country military projects, where one specification enables interoperability and benefits from the resulting cost savings. The second was the mandating of S1000D by the defense ministries in Europe, for example, the UK Ministry of Defense. The impact, financially and organizationally, of implementing S1000D has vastly improved over the years. Today, the software solutions are cost effective and usually off the shelf and people with expertise easier to find. Figure 1. C-17 Globemaster Figure 2. Eurofighter Typhoon
  4. 4. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 2 Compliant S1000D Illustrations HISTORY OF S1000D The S1000D specification emerged in the early 1980s, with the purpose of developing a global standard for technical documentation, similar in philosophy to the commercial aerospace specification ATA100. The majority of early adoptions of S1000D were on military aerospace projects. The main reason for this was the bias of the specification towards air vehicle and ground support equipment. The situation changed when S1000D encompassed land and marine requirements. The governance for the specification is provided by ASD (Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe). The involvement of the USA required additional transatlantic governance of S1000D; this was provided by the AIA (Aerospace Industries Association). More recently the ATA (Air Transport Association) made the decision to become involved in S1000D. The result, commercial aerospace requirements were integrated into the current version of the specification, 4.1. This initiative was an ironic twist, considering that one of the prime reasons for developing S1000D was in response to the ATA100 specification. The ASD, AIA and ATA provide governance of the specification they do not develop or maintain S1000D. Councils and working groups perform the task of writing and amending the specification. Figure 3 provides an overview of the current organization. In summary, the specification has an excellent history of development and use. Benefits include interoperability, consistency, security, cost reduction, business processes, usability and performance. THE PRINCIPAL CONCEPTS OF S1000D The S1000D specification is a substantial document, and the current version 4.1, contains over 3,500 pages. The defining concept that separates S1000D from other documentation processes is the Data Module (DM), a chunk of information utilized to support a particular Figure 3. S1000D Organization
  5. 5. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 3 Compliant S1000D Illustrations aspect the equipment. The DM structure is XML (Extensible Markup Language), and information types define the content, for example, descriptive, procedural and fault diagnostics. The content can assist with the maintenance of the equipment or the validity of the information by defining project business rules. A comparable specification is DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture), also based on XML and modular in construct. DITA, however, does contain the guidance afforded by S1000D for constructing technical documentation for the sophisticated equipment common in the military and aerospace industries. The S1000D specification abandons the linear structure of a traditional publication, the concept of chapters, sections, and pages is no longer true. S1000D's modular structure provides the opportunity to reuse, manage and deliver information efficiently. A unique DM code identifies content and details of the assembly, disassembly sequence, and definition of the data type. The code enables data to be easily identified and managed in a repository, the Common Source DataBase (CSDB). The CSDB is used to manage the majority of the project data including illustrations, usually archived in the CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile) file format. Figure 4 provides an overview of the S1000D publication process. Figure 4. S1000D Publication Process
  6. 6. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 4 Compliant S1000D Illustrations INFORMATION CREATION The philosophy of S1000D specification is to base the creation of data on internationally recognized standards. The first versions of the specification used SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) to create DM's. The transition to XML (Extensible Markup Language) was logical and CGM preserved as the 2D technical illustration format. The specification provides the guidance you require to implement the project, download from www.s1000d.org. The S1000D organization also provides a sample project based on a bicycle, included are sample DM’s and CGM’s, XML schemas, and other information that will assist the project. The Data Module structure is divided into two distinct parts: 1. The Identification and Status section contains mainly meta-data. Primarily used for the management of the DM, the section includes the DM code, revision, validation, quality assurance details, manufacturer’s name and security classification. 2. The Contents section contains the information required to maintain the equipment. The information type categories, descriptive, procedural, fault diagnosis, illustrated parts data, etc. enable the appropriate positioning of the content. The CGM illustrations are inserted into the appropriate part of the contents section. If you're new to S1000D, you will be required to originate and deliver c ompliant data. Software Vendors provide a good choice of solutions enabling the implementation and delivery of a successful project. S1000D COMPLIANT ILLUSTRATIONS The creation and delivery of illustrations is a significant component of an S1000D project. There are several factors that require consideration when creating and maintaining illustrations or repurposing data sourced from CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems. The major factor is possessing the technology capable of generating and delivering compliant CGM files. If you're using a general graphics package, CAD or visual mock-up systems usually this is not possible. This software type is often not aware of the requirements of the S1000D specification, and the result will be uncompliant CGM files. Figure 5. Data Module Structure
  7. 7. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 5 Compliant S1000D Illustrations The CGM file will usually be validated when delivered for compliance, and so it is crucial that the file is in the correct format. The delivery of a non-compliant CGM file could result in rejection of the data and as a result increased costs. The specialized software required to generate compliant files is not usually available in mass-market tools. The functionality of the software is also a consideration, for example; the ability to create and manage illustrations containing hotspots. The delivery of interactive manuals is now a major consideration when creating technical illustrations. The concept of "Intelligent Graphics" defines standardized structured graphics, which could be used by applications in an interactive way. The CGM format has the capability to be intelligent, using meta-data, a region of the graphic can be defined as a trigger for an action to be performed when clicked. This clickable area is also known as a graphical hotspot the functionality is commonly used in IETM’s (Interactive Electronic Technical Manual’s) for example when identifying spare parts information. S1000D ILLUSTRATION PROCESS The primary considerations when creating S1000D-compliant illustrations are coding, style and format. The coding of the CGM file is a fundamental fac tor for an S1000D project, do not underestimate its significance. The CGM file is capable of containing metadata, for example hotspots, however, not the depth of elements available inside a DM. The result is the Information Control Number (ICN) is responsible for identifying and managing the illustration inside the CSDB. The ICN is up to 45 characters in length; the code contains similar information contained in the Identification and Status section of a DM (for example, security classification and issue number). Figure 7 identifies the structure of the code. Figure 7. Information Control Number Coding Figure 6. CGM file compliance
  8. 8. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 6 Compliant S1000D Illustrations The S1000D specification states, “The purpose of illustrations is to amplify and clarify written content”. The specification provides guidance on how to produce illustrations and enable downstream print or electronic deployment. The following bullet points summarize the main illustration requirements.  The illustration must provide maximum information for the end user, with particular awareness of the output media.  Illustrated parts must be clearly identifiable and annotated appropriately.  Location arrows, leader lines and annotations must be clearly shown and free from surrounding detail.  The use of 2D and 3D CAD data is allowed if it conveys the information convincingly.  Illustrations should be realistic but a sensible size; if critical areas are tiny, enlarge the area and show in a detail drawing.  If several identical parts are present, only one has to be shown providing that the position and orientation of the other parts is clear.  Wiring or system diagrams, schematics or other charts where symbols are used are also acceptable as an illustration if they provide for the proper identification of the detail parts.  Illustrations are to be created and delivered appropriately for their intended output format. Illustrations destined for print should normally be portrait; landscape may be used on a foldout page but this must be described in the business rules for the project. If the illustrations are intended for an IETP, the format restrictions do not apply. However, if the illustration has the ability to be printed, its layout must be considered.  When the disassembly order or detail parts can be identified from the plan view of a production drawing, that view must also be used in the illustration. A good example is hose assemblies, control rods, clamps, instrument panels, circuit boards or ground equipment.  Consider final illustration requirements and include in the project business rules. Figure 8 shows an example of a technical illustration created in accordance with S1000D guidelines. The detail drawing clearly depicts the location of the assembly on the vehicle. Figure 8. S1000D Illustration
  9. 9. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 7 Compliant S1000D Illustrations Showing the ICN on the illustration is optional, usually dependent on the project requirements. THE PURPOSE AND USE OF HOTSPOTS Hotspots are responsive areas in illustrations, comparable to hyperlinks in a web page. The term is used to describe a clickable area on an illustration, it usually provides a navigation link to a different area of the illustration or text in the technical publication. The hotspots are used in various contexts; it can provide a link to relevant text in an S1000D Data Module (for example, a parts list). It can also provide a link to another area of the same illustration and show an enlarged detail of the illustration. The responsive area can be a callout annotation number or graphic element itself. The benefit of hotspots to the user, they provide information in an intuitive environment. As well as facilitating easy identification of parts and assemblies, they provide graphical navigation not possible with printed manuals. The CGM technology enables the inclusion of hotspots in illustrations. The CGM file format also allows you to include meta- data, providing the ability to describe a hotspot ‘region’ and a target for the link known as a ‘viewcontext’. To create hotspot information in a CGM file, you require specialized illustration tools developed specifically for this purpose. Figure 9. Hotspots highlighted in CGM Viewer
  10. 10. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 8 Compliant S1000D Illustrations THE DELIVERY OF S1000D ILLUSTRATIONS The final task is to deliver the illustrations in a compliant CGM format. S1000D utilizes a cascading profile, see Figure 10, WebCGM 2.1 is a recommendation of the W3C organization. The S1000D specification specifies a subset of the complete WebCGM profile. The WebCGM format is developed and maintained by the CGM Open Foundation, a non-profit organization, comprising of representatives from software vendors, industry and government. CGM is a stable and very reliable format, a key factor when maintaining and delivering graphics on major programs. THE IMPORTANCE OF S1000D In summary, while S1000D is not applicable to every industry, however, aspects of its methodology could benefit a company’s documentation process. The key benefit for a company implementing the S1000D specification is the creation of data in a structured, neutral environment, ensuring data will always be accessible and easily managed throughout its life-cycle. The key benefit for the company’s clients is the provision of a user-friendly environment, especially when information is delivered electronically. The delivery of illustrations is a key part of the technical documentation process, providing major benefits to users both in understanding and navigating the documentation. The generation of illustrations should not be overlooked, especially in environments where rigorous specifications and regulatory authorities are in place. Figure 10. CGM Profiles
  11. 11. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 9 Compliant S1000D Illustrations Optimize the S1000D technical illustration process using Larson CGM Products The document has described the significance of creating compliant S1000D technical illustrations and the challenges faced by organizations implementing the strategy. The technology enabling the successful delivery of the task is based on Larson CGM Products. The Larson family of products provide the opportunity to transform common file formats to S1000D compliant CGM files with VizEx Transform, edit files using VizEx Edit, and deploy graphics using the VizEx View. Figure 11. The Larson CGM family of products enable S1000D compliance CORE BENEFITS The benefits provided by Larson Products are visible both in technical graphics production and deployment phases, Figure 11 provides the vision of the S1000D CGM Ecosystem, simple, productive and excellent quality.
  12. 12. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 10 Compliant S1000D Illustrations The Benefits of the Larson CGM Products  Larson VizEx Transform has the ability to convert files of differing formats to S1000D compliant CGM files and add value with an automatic hot spotting capability. o The transformation of files is cost effective by utilizing the batch processing functionality. o CAD files can be transformed utilizing the DWG format, enabling the reuse of engineering data within the organization. o The reuse of vector graphics embedded inside PDF files and graphics created in popular graphics programs e.g. Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw etc. o A fast and highly configurable automatic hot spotting capability, downstream end users will benefit from interactive intelligent graphics.  Larson VizEx Edit provides sophisticated tools, maintain and create graphics and hotspot information. o Provides a simple to use interface and powerful graphics editing options to maintain your S1000D CGM graphics. An intuitive interface to add and maintain hotspot information. o A cost effective way of performing graphics editing tasks in comparison to expensive vertical technical illustration tools.  Larson VizEx View products provide a whole range of different options for deploying S1000D CGM graphics, from plugins for web browsers through to Software Development Kits for embedding a CGM viewer into an IETM (Interactive Electronic Technical Manual). o VizEx View products can also be used to display S1000D CGM files in popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox on Windows and Linux. o Larson also provides technology for iOS to enable CGM graphics viewing on the iPad. Larson customers receive many benefits by both implementing Larson VizEx products and having the ability to generate and work with S1000D compliant graphics.
  13. 13. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 11 Compliant S1000D Illustrations Features of the Larson CGM Products In the previous section we outlined the benefits of the Larson CGM Products in this section we focus on some of the major features. The product datasheets are also available on request providing additional information on the individual products. VizEx Transform This is a truly unique application enabling the transformation of multiple graphical data formats into CGM in one simple to use interface. The application also has the ability to add hotspot information to the CGM graphics during the transformation process. This is achieved in a batch process saving time and money. Transform DWG and DXF files Transform CAD files from the engineering department, successfully reuse existing data and preserve graphical quality.  Supports "Model" and "Paper" space options.  The pen weight values are supported and mapped to the CGM file.  The option for arcs, ellipses, polylines, and scaling control.  Control individual layers by turning off selected layers. For example turn off title block, extract desired text for specific languages.  Convert colors to monochrome Figure 12. Transform multiple file formats
  14. 14. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 12 Compliant S1000D Illustrations Figure 13. DWG & DXF settings Transform PDF files Transforming PDF files eliminates the requirement to re-author or redraw existing illustrations. The same technology can also be used to convert from popular graphics software that do not support CGM, for example Adobe Illustrator.  The ability to convert a multiple page PDF document into separate CGM files.  The option of scaling line widths.  The ability to choose individual pages of a PDF document to be converted.  Scale line widths Figure 14. PDF transformation settings
  15. 15. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 13 Compliant S1000D Illustrations Transform Image files Common image formats such JPEG, PNG, TIFF and BMP are also transformed into the CGM format. CGM is commonly thought of as a vector only format, but CGM V3 onwards includes the support for raster files.  Supports Raster to Raster conversion.  Advanced features include color swapping, compression for monochrome images.  The DPI (dots per inch) resolution can be controlled.  Options for file compressions, image quality, grayscale, size (pixels, inches, metric), Aspect Ratio, Gamma, and Rotation. Automatically create intelligent CGM graphics Larson’s VizEx Transform also automates the creation of hotspot information in CGM files during the conversion process.  The ability to identify text based on characteristics including minimum and maximum digits, minimum and maximum height. For more powerful text filtering specify characteristics with regular expression (regex).  The tool also provides option to output hotspot information to a file in CSV format so you can add or replace developed applications, which refer to databases, or add screen tips text and actual URL links.  The Raster option allows you to take TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and CALS raster files and automatically recognize callouts and then convert them to CGM Version 4 with hotspots. Figure 7. Hotspot settings
  16. 16. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 14 Compliant S1000D Illustrations VizEx Edit Provides a cost effective solution to edit and maintain your S1000D illustrations. Create overlay hotspots, embed hyperlinks, and link all your drawings together with this standards based graphics technology. Figure 8. Maintain CGM files in VizEx Edit Product Features  Enables the revision of CGM's, edit lines, fill colors, change fonts, reposition objects and delete them.  Provides an Isometric grid, the preferred perspective projection of the S1000D specification.  Allows the import of Adobe Illustrator, PDF, DWG, TIFF and other graphics formats, additionally all versions of CGM.  Quickly and easily add hotspots and enter the associated metadata. Simply click and drag a rectangle to indicate hotspot location, or select group of objects to create a hotspot for the entire group.  The metadata "Tree View”, see Figure 9, enables the intuitive modification of hotspot attributes like object id, name(s), embedded links. The clicking of the hotspot while pressing Control-key also allows individual hotspot attributes to be very quickly edited.  The document tabs feature permits several files to be opened in a single session enabling quick and easy navigation between CGM files.  The split views feature enables multiple files to be viewed side by side for quick comparison and revision.
  17. 17. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 15 Compliant S1000D Illustrations  The Auto Hotspot technology is also available as a fully integrated option for VizEx Edit. o Select the Auto Hotspot function and the file is scanned for all vector and raster text. o The text to be hot-spotted can be identified by the setting of parameters, for example, alpha, numeric only, or a regex text filter. o The CGM file is hot-spotted on screen, the attributes will be automatically generated and be edited if required to obtain the required result.  Layout Tools: Align, Crop, Group, Un-Group, Flip, Rotate, Arrange, Crop, Copy/Paste, Snap to Grid, Zoom  Mark-up Tools: Text, Bezier Curves, Circles, Ellipses, Rectangles, Polygons, Transparency, Lines, Hotspot, True Type Fonts, Line and Fill Attributes VizEx View Deploy your S1000D graphics easily to your, customers, partners and suppliers with Larson’s world leading CGM viewing technology. VizEx View comprises of various products each designed to deliver quality CGM files the customer can rely on. Figure 17. Deploy CGM files in VizEx View VizEx View Plugin for Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers Larson provides technology for the support of CGM in all major internet browsers. The support of CGM is comprehensive and easy to implement.  Full support for the WebCGM 2.0 DOM, a JavaScript API and event model for programmatically interacting with graphical and non-graphical picture elements.
  18. 18. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 16 Compliant S1000D Illustrations E.g. identifying a user click on a hotspot then changing the color of a line or text element.  Supports hyperlinking and document navigation, picture structuring and layering, and enabling of search and query of WebCGM content.  Support XML Companion File for externalization of non-graphical metadata for easier metadata management e.g. link, screen tips.  Toolbar for added user interaction: scale, zoom, pan, show hotspots.  Menu right-click menu provides text search in addition to scale, zoom, pan, show hotspots functions.  Supports Open-Type and True-Type fonts  OpenGL is utilized on Linux for fast and accurate graphics rendering.  Embed CGMs in HTML document, with either an OBJECT tag or via the JavaScript API. VizEx View C++ This product includes an easy to use C++ library for Windows and Linux developers looking to support CGM in their application(s). The VizEx View C++ Library Software Development Kit includes sample code, documentation and the object code library (.DLL or .SO on Linux), both which you can utilize with your C++ applications. VizEx View iOS The distribution of technical documentation on tablet devices is becoming very important. The ability deploy CGM files on iOS is now possible with this Larson product. VizEx View iOS enables delivery of quality native CGM graphics including all the functionality you would expect on other platforms. VizEx Office The View Office product (an add-in for Microsoft Office 2010 and later) seamlessly inserts CGM Files into Microsoft PowerPoint and Word documents utilizing Larson's unique technology. Insert all types of CGM technical graphics and easily reuse your single instance archive.
  19. 19. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 17 Compliant S1000D Illustrations Summary The objective of the document is to describe the requirements when creating, managing and deploying S1000D CGM graphics. As a world leading supplier of CGM technology, Larson has the credentials, experience and products to enable your S1000D graphics vision. The S1000D technical graphic has comparable importance with its textual XML counterpart the Data Module. They are both a crucial component of the S1000D technical documentation process. As a result your graphics production is a significant component of the overall process. Larson believed in CGM and founded a company based on the format. The S1000D community was also convinced and were quick to adopt the CGM open format. Larson is the ideal partner when achieving and delivering your S1000D technical graphics goals.
  20. 20. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 18 Compliant S1000D Illustrations Glossary API Application Programming Interface BMP Bitmap image file C++ A general purpose computer programming language CAD Computer Aided Design CGM Computer Graphics Metafile CSV Comma-Separated Values DOM Document Object Model DWG A binary file format developed by AutoDesk, used by many CAD systems including AutoCAD as native file format. Hotspot A graphical hotspot is a region where information about an associated action is contained HTML Hyper Text Markup Language IETM Interactive Electronic Technical Manual JavaScript A computer programming language, most commonly used as part of web browsers JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group PDF Portable Document Format PNG Portable Network Graphic Raster Graphics A dot based data structure representing an image made up of pixels and viewable via a monitor, paper, or other display medium. RIP Raster Image Processor SDK Software Development Kit TIFF Tagged Image File Format Vector Graphics Points, lines, curves, shapes and polygons based on mathematical expressions representing images in computer graphics. XML Extensible Markup Language
  21. 21. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 19 Compliant S1000D Illustrations References  S1000D is an international specification for the production of technical publications. www.s1000d.org  Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), played a key role in developing S1000D specification.along with Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) www.aia-aerospace.org/  The ATA e-Business Program, where the global commercial aviation industry collaborates to create standards for information exchange to support engineering, maintenance, materiel management and flight operations. www.ataebiz.org/specifications/  Airlines for America (A4A), formerly known as Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), was the first and remains the only trade organization of the principal U.S. airlines. https://publications.airlines.org/  The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. www.w3.org/Graphics/WebCGM/  Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology's) is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories. www.itl.nist.gov/div897/ctg/graphics/cgm_std.htm  CGM Open Foundation is non-profit international foundation, made up of developers and users dedicated to open and interoperable standards for the exchange of graphical information. www.cgmopen.org/
  22. 22. LARSON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY Page 20 Compliant S1000D Illustrations Company Information Larson Software Technology 800 Wilcrest, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77042 USA Tel (+1) 713-977-4177 Fax (+1) 713-977-4176 www.cgmlarson.com

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