PCB Library Management
Drive design success with an effective library management solution
Battling Library Chaos
Component libraries are the building blocks of design. Without a strong library as your foundation, implementing a reliable design process can be a huge challenge. Unfortunately, many organizations are still stuck with an unscalable, ad-hoc PCB process resulting in ineffective QA methods, unnecessary redundancy, and poor collaboration/oversight.
Common Library Management Issues
- Symbol and footprint mismatch errors caught late in the design cycle
- Obsolete or unavailable parts spec’d in to designs
- Engineers wasting time creating mutiple instances of the same part
- Incorrect library models causing manufacturing errors
Requirements for Successful Library Management:
Shared & Managed Libraries
Common shared libraries avoid redundancy, reduce errors, and provide visibility into part usage across the organization.
Verify and Check Rules
Libraries are built-to-spec the first time with built-in verification and rule checking tools.
Integrated Supply Chains
Connect your library with supply chain data either through internal systems or via component distributor connectors.
2D & 3D Models
Create associated 3D models as part of footprint and land-pattern build processes to enable effective mechanical integration.
Build libraries to industry standards like IPC-7351 or use your own internal standards to promote project consistency.
Comprehensive Starter Library
Large libraries of common devices and device types used as-is or as a basis for your own unique parts gets you operational quickly.
10 Rules for Component Data
75% of best-in-class companies see component data as critical IP. See the top recomendations to help you get control of your component data.
Defeat Library Chaos
Struggling with part library issues late in the design cycle? Make your libraries an advantage instead of a liability. Contact us to learn more.