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Documentation tools for high quality product documents and technical publications
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Document Management & Publishing

Documentation tools play an essential role in the product lifecycle. Documents can be expensive to produce, and have a long life – sometimes longer than the products they describe – and can be very complex, even having to meet stringent standards in some industries. Done right, documents can be very profitable, especially when they support the service business.

Teamcenter® provides documentation tools to help your teams create specifications, analysis reports, 2D/3D illustrations, spreadsheets, test results, and technical publications. Documents and technical publications are in the same product lifecycle management (PLM) system as all your other product-related information. Document authors have direct access to up-to-date product information like bill of materials, parts lists and 3D geometry, and can work to the same milestones. With Teamcenter, you can keep your product design and documentation aligned with product changes to reduce the time and cost of development, while improving document accuracy and effectiveness.

Teamcenter has documentation tools to meet all your needs for product-related document and content management, and streamlined technical publishing. Read on to learn more.

Artwork Design and Proofing

Artwork design and packaging development requires constant communication between vendors and designers.Teamcenter Advanced Proofing can help you develop artwork and packaging more efficiently using advanced markup capabilities such as collaborative review/markup, deep zoom, color separation, and a wide range of supported file types. Comments and annotations on the file are managed and captured automatically. By collaborating on artwork design and proofing within the lifecycle, Teamcenter improves the timeliness and quality of product artwork and packaging.

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Document Authoring Tool Integrations

With Teamcenter, you can reduce the manual effort of document production. You can create documents that are managed in Teamcenter using familiar Microsoft Office and Adobe authoring tools. You can create documents with consistent content, insert content by relating documents to product structures, and sign and release documents as they are approved. You can retain documents in Teamcenter for specific product configurations and revisions, so they can be re-used and referenced for future product development.

RapidAuthor Interactive Visual Content

Highly descriptive technical publications can be very profitable, especially when they help manufacturing and service teams be more productive. RapidAuthor for Teamcenter extends your investment in engineering design data by reusing that content directly in technical documentation. CAD and PLM XML content is converted directly to text and 2D/3D graphics and animations, to give people a better sense of how products work and what decisions need to be made to manufacture and service them.

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Structured Content Management

Quality products mean quality documentation – parts catalogs, training guides, operations, and repair manuals. Teamcenter Content Management provides topic and data module management and a dynamic publishing environment within PLM, enabling your tech writers and illustrators to automate the assembly and publishing of product or service information in multiple languages and formats, specific to your product configurations. The result is effective, product-specific technical publications, and faster time-to-market.

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