Navigating the Complexities of Component Libraries and Data Management

Keeping your component libraries and data organized, accurate and optimized for team use is critical for all engineers and PCB designers. Unfortunately, it can be extremely tedious and it takes time and energy away from the actual design of the board and products. It’s akin to an artist spending 75% of their time organizing art supplies and only 25% on painting! Below you’ll find a variety of content sources that we hope will help you streamline your process so you can spend more time doing the work you are passionate about.

If you haven’t had a chance to see our latest product release of Altium Concord Pro, we invite you to visit the website to learn more. Meanwhile, enjoy the resources we’ve curated for you.


How to Systematically Organize Your Messy Schematic Design

Using Library Search Features for Easier Component Selection

Creating Library Parts and Attaching 3D Models Enables Clearer Designs

How to Build a Clean and Consistent PCB Data Library



New Experiences of Part and Library Component Search

Professional Library Management



John Watson, Design Lead at LeGrand, Navigating Component Shortages and Using ActiveBOM: Overcoming Part Selection and Sourcing Challenges with ActiveBOM



John Watson of LeGrand on Data Management

Electronic Components Shortages, Insights from John Watson

Am I Big Enough for Data Management?

Sourcing Components with Christopher Calvi of Octopart



About the Author

Judy Warner

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry since 1984. She has a deep background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing with a focus on Mil/Aero applications in technical sales and marketing.

She has been a writer, contributor and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, The PCB Magazine, The PCB Design Magazine, PDCF&A and IEEE Microwave Magazine and is an active member of multiple IPC Designers Council chapters.

In March 2017, Warner became the Director of Community Engagement for Altium and immediately launched Altium’s OnTrack Newsletter.
She led the launch of AltiumLive: Annual PCB Design Summit, a new and annual Altium User Conference.

Judy's passion is to provide resources, support and to advocate for PCB Designers around the world.

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