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Component Data Management

Component libraries are comprised of parametric data, symbols, footprints, and supportive material which become the building blocks for your PCB designs. Properly managing this component data through the creation of a centralized, database driven library system empowers teams to effectively collaborate and minimizes errors; however, determining and managing the contents of a component database can seem like an overwhelming task, so we’ve compiled our top 10 rules for Implementing an Optimized Component Data Management Environment.

This e-book answers the following questions:

  • What needs to be considered when implementing a component database?
  • How can you ensure accuracy of component data?
  • How can you incorporate purchasing and supply chain information to guarantee timely part procurement?
  • How can you plan for growth up-front?
  • How can you enable efficient team collaboration?
  • What is the best process for introducing new parts to the database?
  • What are the benefits of a centralized component database?

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