The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference | 23-26 October 2022 | New Orleans
Patti Lutsky

Patti Lutsky is a Product Management Director at PTC with responsibility for Arbortext products and Service Information Manager (SIM). Patti has worked on Arbortext for many years and has in-depth expertise on Arbortext’s integration with content management systems and on SIM’s translation management capability. Patti served on the W3C DOM Working Group and she holds a PhD in Computer Science from Brandeis University.

Linking Technical Content to Engineering Designs

Often the only connection between engineering designs and product documentation is the technical writer’s knowledge about the product. However, if the data of the two teams is in the same content management system, these information silos can be interconnected. This presentation considers different methods, some implicitly created and some explicitly authored, for connecting the technical content and the design drawings. You’ll learn about:

  • The benefits of associativity between engineering designs and technical documentation
  • Different types of associativity and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • How graphics derived from engineering data facilitate the linking