|[December 19, 2013]
Mentor Graphics Adds S1000D Compliance and More with Latest Release of Capital Software for Vehicle Electrical System Design, Manufacture and Service
WILSONVILLE, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced support for the S1000D
documentation standard as part of the latest Capital®
software release. The Capital suite addresses vehicle electrical system
definition, design, manufacture and service. S1000D support is just one
of over 60 new capabilities available in the latest version of the
Capital software suite. Users can automatically generate
S1000D-compliant information packages directly from their electrical
design data using the Capital Publisher™ tool, thereby reducing the
costs and lead times associated with technical documentation creation.
Also new in this release is tablet device support, enhanced security,
and further support for regulatory compliance.
S1000D is an international specification for the production of technical
publications. It was initially developed by the Aerospace and Defense
Industries Association of Europe (ASD) for use with military aircraft.
The specification has since been modified for use with land, sea, and
commercial equipment. S1000D is maintained by the S1000D Steering
Committee, which includes board members from ASD, the Aerospace
Industries Association (AIA) in the nited States, and the Air Transport
Association (ATA), along with national industry and defense
Werner Schadelbauer, managing director of HiCo-ICS and chairman of the
ASD Integrated Logistics Support Specifications Working Group in
Austria, said, "Standards such as S1000D are increasingly the choice for
technical documentation. Capital's feed into S1000D environments will
significantly streamline electrical system documentation creation for
companies that have adopted this standard."
In addition to automatic creation of S1000D-compliant documentation, Capital
Publisher is a unique tool that delivers a highly navigable,
vehicle/configuration-specific environment for maintenance technicians.
Even with the aid of diagnostic systems, faults within the complex,
multi-configuration electrical systems found on wheeled and flying
vehicles are often time-consuming to troubleshoot. Capital Publisher's
technician environment can substantially aid this task. With the new
Capital release this environment can now be delivered to tablet devices,
which may be either online or offline, thereby making troubleshooting
easier even in remote locations.
Martin O'Brien, general manager of Mentor's Integrated Electrical
Systems Division, said, "Rapid fault rectification is a particularly
high-impact activity. It directly affects the availability of industrial
vehicles ranging from agriculture equipment to military aircraft, while
for passenger cars or motorcycles the impact is felt in terms of reduced
repair costs and improved brand image. Delivering electrical system
troubleshooting assistance to mobile platforms is a natural extension of
the Capital capability first introduced in 2011."
In addition to the new capabilities noted above, the new Capital release
delivers multiple improvements such as enhanced security, and further
support for regulatory compliance. This latest release of the Capital
software suite is available for immediate download by new and existing
About Mentor Graphics (News - Alert)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and
software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and
award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic,
semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company
reported revenues in the last fiscal year of nearly $1,090 million.
Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road,
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.
(Mentor Graphics and Capital are registered trademarks of Mentor
Graphics Corporation. Capital Publisher is a trademark of Mentor
Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the
registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)
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