Cortona3D RapidAuthor 12.0 Facilitates Compliant Documentation

Product features a new user interface for editing SCORM Content Package Modules (SCPM) and improved user interface of SCPM publications.

Product features a new user interface for editing SCORM Content Package Modules (SCPM) and improved user interface of SCPM publications.

RapidCatalog 12.0 introduces time-saving features such as cloning an existing DPL row and changing the part associated with the row. Image courtesy of Cortona.

Cortona3D has released RapidAuthor 12.0, the latest version of the authoring suite for creating 2D/3D technical documentation for manufacturing and after sales support of complex machinery. The new version introduces significantly accelerated CAD data import process and optimized authoring of manuals and parts catalogs. It also contains a range of interface and functional improvements for developing documentation in accordance with the S1000D standard. 

During the development period of the new version, the Cortona3D team has analyzed user feedback and identified the actions that could be optimized. As a result, the process of creating 3D animations was simplified, the ability to clone DPL strings in part catalogs and the ability to quickly add tables and corner effects to 2D images were added. In addition, new time-saving commands have been implemented, the company reports.

The algorithms for importing the CAD data have been significantly improved, as a result the import time and the memory use have been reduced up to two times, the company says. The import of JT data introduces not only quantitative changes: the quality of 2D images generated from the original JT data hasimproved.

The development of documentation in accordance with international or industry standards is one of the main priorities for the development of Cortona3D software. Version 12.0 contains new features for creating S1000D compatible documentation: filtering part catalogs by model number and service bulletin, automatically converting references to resources while editing and publishing data modules, automatically publishing all projects referenced by published SCPM and SCO projects, a new interface for editing SCPM modules and for viewing SCPM publications.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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