TIM DITA – The international content management system for mechanical and plant engineering

The content management system TIM DITA uses the worldwide standard DITA for the international product communication.

DITA is one of the most successful structuring methods all over the world. DITA with its topic oriented structure and the content management system TIM DITA with its flexible information model generate a perfect symbiosis for the creation of an innovative, standardized and sustainable information management system.

The content management TIM DITA offers the possibility to exchange modular information quickly and safely between enterprises, suppliers or products. It creates an international information model for the mechanical, plant and equipment engineering sector, which has a strong presence in Germany, in order to master the future challenges of Industry 4.0.

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Product communication 4.0 with TIM DITA

Product communication 4.0 demands a strict information modularization in modules or topics as well as modern metadata concepts for digitalization. Therefore, according information structuring, extended classification of modules or topics as well as new and advanced information models are required. One solution in this field is DITA.

DITA is a tool and manufacturer independent information architecture based on XML. It is an international standard by which the information for the product communication 4.0 can be described ideally. DITA is an extensible structure to organize other necessary elements such as information about maintenance, diagnostics, variants or configuration.

TIM DITADITA is one of the most successful structuring methods all over the world.

The standard DITA

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is a standard of OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), developed by different companies - essentially IBM.

DITA specifies information modelling whereby DITA distinguishes between Topic (a topic oriented information unit) and Map (a document created by references to Topics). Redundant content is avoided, reuse is the key to success.