How to Build a New Data Management System
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Show Highlight - Pro Tips!
- How do you build a new data management system?
- Build templates and defaults (files) and remember to always do this FIRST - copy the Altium defaults and set them up from there. Please review all the parameters and learn how they flow. Then check in to Concord / Altium365.
- Review and organize your categorization system. Make templates. Don't make it more complicated than it needs to be. Restrain yourself from over-organizing.
- Build up a test project and test it out.
- Bonus: Use the drafting system; it is awesome.
- Why did you start using Altium 365 Pro?
- Flat data model is dead
- Database and programmable access to a managed data system
- Version control within the new data management system
- Part availability and shortages and crosses
- Better than Digi-key in some cases :)
- What solutions/benefits did this offer to the organizations you are involved in?
- Digging into the details: Advice for your peers and those considering this solution:
- Maybe prototype and implementation should be different
- Migrating to Altium 365...go slow and don’t jump into the migrator right away.
- The templating system is great...USE IT! (if Pro)
- Sample data is a nice place to start, but hardly a perfect plan
- Directories are a good start, but data quality varies and is inconsistent
- Highly recommend the pro version
- Concord Pro for DoD work (on-premises)
- Plan it out, figure out what really matters. I wasted a lot of time on what didn't matter.
- I ultimately wrote an entire document with footprint names/IDs, formatting of the descriptions, etc. After making a mess.
- Rs and Cs were the hardest. Use Excel to build tables. (John Watson’s tip)
- Lot's of little details which are not readily apparent how they work together.
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