Managing PCB Design Data: Reducing Risk by Breaking Down Silos
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Thorough PCB design data management is essential to minimizing the amount of risk associated with introducing a new product into the market and ensuring that this process is successful. Based on the experiences of over 175 executives responsible for PCB design, Best-in-Class practices provide insight on how other companies may incorporate these systems into their own processes as well.
There are many consequences that result from poor design data management, but by far the top pressure is the impact on time to market goals.
Best-in-Class companies are 43% more likely than their peers to put each data element on the PCB under version control.
Where the Best-in-Class differentiate themselves is in their combination of software (PLM, PDM, PCB tailored tools) to manage their design data.
The Best-in-Class automate multiple functions (component management, front/back annotations, and DFM) to support the management of PCB design data.
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