When creating software documentation, one thing’s for sure: ensuring that interface terms in the software match the technical documentation presents a particular challenge for technical writers. If a term changes on the software interface, it must also be changed in the documentation. The same applies to adjustable values on the software interface, which are often changed just before development is complete. When there are several different versions of the software and the documentation, updating the changes is a cumbersome task which often involves a separate editing process. Continue reading
We regularly write about variant management in this blog, but we have yet talked about variants in the project tree. However, our ST4 Component Content Management System has a special tool for this very purpose: the project configurator. At the touch of a button, it creates an ST4 project, a bit like a 3D printer, based on the information it is provided with. Once you use it, you will no longer want to be without it. That also applies to the Danish company, SKOV; a complete provider of farm and climate management equipment, which has been working with ST4 since 2017 and which gave a presentation on how they use the project configurator at the SCHEMA conference. Continue reading
In our last post, we looked at modularisation – so how you deal with content for product variants, for example. Today we are looking at an aspect of creating modular content: How do I handle links to variants in ST4? This is handled in ST4 using “group nodes”. Continue reading
On Tuesday of next week, the tekom annual conference will get underway in Stuttgart. At the conference we will be presenting the latest version of our component content management system – ST4 2017.
Today I want to tell you about one of the most exciting new features: the project configurator. In general terms, it reduces the workload involved in manually compiling nodes in projects.
What sounds easy (and it really is easy), will open up completely new vistas for you in terms of organising your authoring processes. Not only can you automate the cooperation between ST4 and other systems, but you can also automate tasks directly in the system. Continue reading