S1000D Architect™ : Blueprint & Sustain S1000D Programs

Feeling lost when it comes to getting started on your S1000D Program?

Not sure how to maintain it once it gets into sustainment?

Crowell Solutions’ latest addition to the Capstone Suite of S1000D Productivity Applications, S1000D Architect™, will get you up and running quickly and easily. Plus, you’ll be able to sustain your project with Manager-level control and reports.

What is Architect?

Architect™ is a web-based application that takes the mystery out of creating and sustaining your S1000D program. It makes it easy to collaborate between tech pubs, engineering, partners, vendors and subcontractors from setup to sustainment.

Where do I begin my S1000D program?

You have developed your S1000D business rules. Now what?

Hint: It’s about much more than setting up a CSDB!

  • Develop your SNS
  • Begin to develop your DMRL

You’re going to have to collaborate, with different departments, partners, and subcontractors. Spreadsheets won’t cut it. And neither will a typical CSDB.

How does S1000D Architect™ help?

  • Makes it easy to collaboratively develop your SNS and DMRL entries
  • Architect takes the mystery out of creating a DMRL
  • Generate stub data modules from your DMRL
  • Manage your publications as well

How do I manage my project?

  • Dashboard reporting
  • Data module status reports
  • Publication status
  • LOAP
  • TOC
  • Publication Module generation

Why should I use S1000D Architect™?

Without Architect™
Architect™ Solution
SNS & DMRL Definition
  • Excel Spreadsheet
  • Create a blueprint or outline of your S1000D program before authoring Data Modules
  • Decide upon desired results & objectives first and then select methods to achieve them
  • Top-down planning
  • Publication Modules are hand coded
  • Error prone
  • Point n’ click off of the DMRL
  • Auto-generated Publication Module
  • Accurate
  • Via email, telephone, meetings & fights
  • Web-based, guided by simple workflow
  • Streamlined communication between technical writers, vendors and engineering team
  • Instant Messenger style comments
  • Document attachments including graphics and illustrations at the Unit/Assembly and Disassembly Code levels
  • Limited capability through the CSDB (only tracks Data Modules that have already been created)
  • Excel Spreadsheets
  • Manual processes
  • Provides management-level view of every Data Module required by the program, even before the Data Modules have been created
  • Workflow status of each Data Module is tracked
Data Module Creation
  • Done from scratch or via CSDB
  • Data Modules have a greater chance of falling through the cracks than when using Architect
  • Version 001 Data Modules are auto-generated from Architect
  • Generated Data Modules include metadata
  • Each Data Module is tracked according to workflow status, user assigned to, publication and version
  • Limited reporting is available via the CSDB
  • True Business Intelligence
  • Dashboard
  • Visibility across multiple programs