S1000D is a free to download international specification for the procurement and production of technical publications. It started out as a European specification and was originally known as European Association of Aerospace Industries (AECMA) but it is currently maintained by the S1000D Steering Committee, which includes:
The Steering Committee also includes national industry and defence representatives from most of the countries currently using the specification.
The specification requires information to be created as an individual data item, called a Data Module, using SGML or XML and each Data Module contains both technical information and metadata. Individual Data Module's and any associated content (illustrations, multimedia, training packages etc) are stored and maintained in a Common Source Database (CSDB). The CSDB usually provides work-flow task management and Data Module validation and version control.
The table below provides a top level overview of the different S1000D Issues...
|SGML and XML
|<idstatus> (abbreviated element and attribute naming convention)
An S1000D Publication is created by combining multiple Data Modules into a Publication Module. The Publication Module is then built into an S1000D Interactive Electronic Technical Publication (IETP) which means it is possible to make use of illustration hotspotting, video media, 3D models and any other multimedia content included in the Data Modules. The same Publication data (single-source) can also be built into a PDF file for Publications where there is a requirement for Page-oriented output.
In order to demonstrate the quality of our S1000D stylesheets, we have have put together a few PDF files for you to review and download.S1000D Demo files