Simplified Drawings (Guideline 4953) – Room for the Essentials

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

A good CAD drawing has everything you need for the transferal of information. Apart from geometry and geometric dimensioning, one finds a multitude of textual information, like tolerance specifications without reference to geometry, manufacturing instructions, BOMs, modification history, standard parts measures in various values, references to additional documents necessary for production… and a lot more. This is how it is in many manufacturing companies. Guideline 4953, “Simplified Drawing” creates drawings which are easier to maintain.

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PDF/A – Comparing Subsets

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

Our customers often ask us, “Which should I be making – PDF/A-1 or 2?” Today we’re going to discuss this question.

The ISO standard PDF/A-1 was published in 2005. The goal was the targeted restriction of the PDF’s scope of function, in order to make standard-conforming files archivable long-term. PDF was still defined over an Adobe reference at the time. With PDF/A, no new PDF reference could be created. Instead, recommendations were marked as obligatory and ambiguities from limitations clarified, e.g. transparent objects were forbidden.

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Structured PDF in Technical Documentation

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

PDF is the central data format when dealing with digital documents. However in operational practice not all possibilities of PDF files are offered, supported, or used (sometimes for a long time), because of lack of awareness, among other things. Especially the fact that PDF files can contain other files is a characteristic that could be interesting for many companies. Since Adobe Acrobat X exists the usage of such imbedded files is even pushed by Adobe.

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gXconvert – Graphical conversion

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

gXconvert is THE universal tool from SEAL Systems for the direct conversion of diverse graphic formats. It can be used to convert many formats important for engineering/design, printing, plotting, and neutral and standard formats. gXconvert can be easily integrated into any programming or script language in the client environment, and understands hundreds of parameters: no API, no GUI, just simple and powerful. gXconvert is compatible with Windows and Linuxaswellas HP UX, AIX, and Solaris, without extensive PDF support.

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Conversion Server for Microsoft SharePoint

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

SharePoint users can now use SEAL Systems’ popular, high-performance Conversion Server. Features are available for ad hoc conversions within their SharePoint libraries. We offer the relevant workflow actions and event receivers to trigger workflows.

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Efficient Migration from Microsoft Office File Populations (Part 2 of 2)

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

When it comes to their archiving, CAD models are very different from Office files. However, many businesses assume that Office files are upwardly compatible, and can still be read, edited and issued after every future version release. That’s not always the case. In this two-part series we’ll show you what you need to know if you wish to efficiently migrate your data from Microsoft Office 2003 (or earlier) to Office 2007 (or later). Today we’ll explain whether compatibility mode can serve as a solution, and show you how to set up and automate the ideal migration process

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Efficient Migration from Microsoft Office File Populations (Part 1 of 2)

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

When it comes to their archiving, CAD models are very different from Office files. However, many businesses assume that Office files are upwardly compatible, and can still be read, edited and issued after every future version release. That is not always the case. In this 2-part series we’ll show you what you need to know when you want to efficiently migrate your data from Microsoft Office 2003 (and earlier) to Office 2007 (and later).

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New Converter Turns EML Format into Long-term Format

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

SEAL Systems now has a converter which, as part of a corporate conversion server (DPF4Convert), automatically converts e-mails delivered in EML format into a neutral format, for example PDF/A. A conversion solution like this is important for all businesses which want to do e-mail archiving on the basis of a file format suitable for long-term storage.

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New White Paper: Security of digital Data

by Dr. Uwe Wächter

The know-how of an enterprise is not only in the heads of the employees, but is also kept in numerous documents. These files are stored in file of application management directories or systems, like DMS, PLM or ECM. Here the authorization and access concepts are essential for the protection of the know-how. But what happens, if documents with important product information get into the wrong hands? How can isolated data be protected against unauthorized access.

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