Rail Manufacturers and the Raildex Guidance Document

OneStrand has a proud history of supplying specialized technical services and solutions for complex data specifications, including Raildex. Our S1000D software suite allows content to be authored, managed and output to an Interactive Technical Publication, as per the Raildex Guidance Document.

Due to utilizing S1000D, Raildex provides a standardized exchange of maintenance documentation between vendors, manufacturers and end users within the rail industry.

When looking at the aerospace industry there is a long history of standardization for the documentation. The rail industry is looking to build on the S1000D specification, hence the Raildex Guidance Document Business Rules Analysis was documented This Guidance Document was prepared jointly by the working group based out of France, and those involved were Alstom Transport, Bombardier (Rail Division), and SNCF.

The Raildex Guidance Document was published in 2014 and refers to S1000D Issue 4.1 and specifically refers to the following v4.1 schemas:

  • Descriptive;
  • Procedural;
  • IPD;
  • BREX.

In addition to the above schemas, Raildex also support the concept of applicability and the use of the PCT, ACT and CCT content. Raildex does not currently have a website that can be referenced for additional information, or to contact working group members.

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