SOURCE: Right Hemisphere

April 04, 2011 00:00 ET

Right Hemisphere Announces XMetaL Integration to Fully Support Compliant 3D Visualization in DITA

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - Right Hemisphere®, the standard for visual enterprise solutions, today announced that its 3D visualization technology has been fully integrated with JustSystems XMetaL XML-based Authoring & Content Collaboration Software to deliver the most comprehensive solution for 3D DITA Documents. The integration between Right Hemisphere's Deep Exploration™ authoring solution and XMetaL® XMAX is being demonstrated this week at the CIDM DITA North America Conference in Baltimore. General release of the integrated product is scheduled for summer 2011.

This integration will enable Technical Writers and Illustrators to directly leverage 3D CAD product models within their documentation in a DITA compliant XML structured content format. "The partnership with Just Systems comes at an ideal time for both companies. DITA adoption is widespread on a global basis and the addition of 3D visual content frees the writer from extensive text, improving retention, accelerating learning and lowering translation costs as a result," said Right Hemisphere VP of Marketing Robert Merlo.

The illustration below shows an example of the integrated solution -- powerful in its comprehensive view into the information required to develop an impactful DITA compliant document with embedded 3D.

In this example the user has complete visibility into the 3D model, associated Bill of Material, direct access to the XML document editor and the specific steps and procedures that animate maintenance and repair operations for the landing gear shock absorber.

The addition of this visual information to the development of DITA standard document authoring processes will vastly improve the document authoring process, speed time to document publishing and ensure accuracy by utilizing the actual product model information directly from engineering -- thankfully without knowing how to use CAD.

"The partnership with Right Hemisphere greatly enhances the benefits of structured XML document authoring and publishing. We are aligned in our belief that ready access to 3D CAD product information and related business data is instrumental to improving technical publications processes, reducing costs to publish and accelerating product time to market," said Addam Smith, XMetaL Project Lead and Architect at JustSystems.

Demonstrations of the integrated solution will be done at the Right Hemisphere booth during the CIDM DITA North America Conference being held today through April 6th, or to see a recent webinar on the solution sponsored by Comtech Services, please visit:

About Right Hemisphere

Right Hemisphere sets the standard for Visual Enterprise solutions. The company's software and solutions help Global 1,000 manufacturers to optimize their mission-critical business processes such as engineering, manufacturing, service and support, training and sales and marketing. The software does this by unifying visual product information with relevant business data readily available in corporate CAD, PLM and ERP systems. It then automatically delivers this intelligent product information into commonly used business documents, file formats and even directly into business applications for secure downstream use anytime, anywhere. Founded in 1997, Right Hemisphere is a privately held, venture-funded corporation based in Silicon Valley and Auckland, New Zealand. For more information, please visit

About JustSystems

JustSystems is a leading global software provider with three decades of successful innovation in office productivity, information management, and consumer and enterprise software. With over 2,500 customers worldwide, the company is continuing a global expansion strategy based on its XMetaL product line. JustSystems is one of the 2010 KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management and a member of the 2010 Software Magazine Software 500 ranking. Major strategic partnerships include IBM, Siemens and EMC. For more information, please visit

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