<News from Adobe for Manufacturing>

Adobe made two announcements last week that will be of interest to engineering and manufacturing firms.  On September 25, Adobe Unveiled the Technical Communication Suite.  The Adobe® Technical Communication Suite software is a first-of-a-kind, integrated solution for authoring, managing, and publishing technical information and training content across multiple formats and languages including 3D content. 

 

On Friday September 28th  Adobe delivered a new developer site and program, which will be known as the Adobe Develop Connection or ADC.  The ADC is the next generation of what has been known as the Adobe Developer Center.  The ADC will serve as a portal for professionals who code web, desktop and mobile applications, interactive experiences as well as use our SDKs.  It includes technical articles, samples, code, as well as a way for developers to connect with each other.

Adobe Communication Suite

 

On September 25, Adobe Unveiled the Technical Communication Suite.  The Adobe® Technical Communication Suite software is a first-of-a-kind, integrated solution for authoring, managing, and publishing technical information and training content across multiple formats and languages. Using the Adobe Technical Communication Suite, technical communicators and instructional designers can create powerful documentation, eLearning courses and user assistance programs containing both traditional text and graphics along with rich media, including Adobe Flash® Player compatible video and 3D.

 

The suite includes Adobe RoboHelp® 7, a major upgrade to Adobe’s help system and knowledge base authoring tool, as well as Adobe FrameMaker® 8, Adobe Captivate® 3 and Adobe Acrobat® 3D Version 8 software. Product and workflow integration and support for rich media formats — including Adobe Flash Player compatible video, SWF, MP3 and AVI files as well as industry standards, such as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), XML and Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) — empower authors to deliver compelling information, save time and reduce discrepancies in content.

 

For more details, check out the release at Adobe’s Pressroom: http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom  

 

ADC – Adobe Develop Connection

 

On Friday September 28th  we delivered a new developer site and program, which will be known as the Adobe Develop Connection or ADC

 

The ADC is the next generation of what has been known as the Adobe Developer Center.  The ADC will serve as a portal for professionals who code web, desktop and mobile applications, interactive experiences as well as use our SDKs.  It includes technical articles, samples, code, as well as a way for developers to connect with each other.

 

Here are the details:

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3 Responses to <News from Adobe for Manufacturing>

  1. MICHELLE MOBIRD says:

    I LOVE THIS.VERY INFORMATIVE.HAVE IT ALL AND I LIKE IT. 356521

  2. danortega says:

    While the Adobe TC Suite offers nice integration between applications that can create a rich media experience, it still does not address the need for a fully integrated production workflow. Technical communications professionals working with large manufacturing companies are expected to deliver timely, consistent, and relevant information that tracks the PLM cycle. Adobe has been very consistent at providing excellent creation tools, and then stopping. The notion of a desktop (or AIR) app that sends PDF output to a printer or some other output device has nothing to do with how Fortune 500 manufacturing companies create or manage product information.

  3. Doug Halliday says:

    Dan, very good comment. I certainly agree that content management and well enabled workflows are critical to providing fully integrated production workflows. Large manufacturing firms in particular are heavily invested in product data management/content management solutions. (Been there, done that and even baught the tee shirt!) Both formal and ad hoc workflows need to be in place to meet product lifecycle management needs. For example, product and manufacturing process changes frequently need to trigger changes in associated tech docs. Adobe’s products alone do not do that. We are not in the PDM/content management business directly. We work with our customers and partners to address integration and workflow needs with content management and other enterprise systems providers. Our LiveCycle products are frequently used to enable workflows in conjunction with such systems.