By defining metadata, you create the required properties and their values. You can apply these at the points in your publication where you require different variants in addition to the basic content. You can assign the metadata to different levels, e.g.:
The metadata can also be applied to graphics, media and other objects. In addition, you have the opportunity of Inserting variables that are not filled with values until the media production stage.
You have an overview on the screen of all variants that exist for a specific piece of information. So you do not have to open or display any other modules in order to view other variants. Information that does not differ between the variants (e.g. your product variants) exists in only one instance and not redundantly.
You select the necessary properties and values for the publication of your document.
The SMC then automatically filters all content and you receive the variant of your publication that you require:SMC – Leistungsstarke Filterung für eine universelle Wiederverwendbarkeit von Modulen.
The method of working with metadata needs to be well planned. In collaboration with our customers, for example, we conduct modularisation workshops and help with the introduction and application of metadata. For further information visit: SMC – Modularisierungskonzept: Wir unterstützen Sie bei der Informationsmodellierung
Additional information on the SMC editing system itself can be found at SMC – The Editing System..