Navigating the Complexities of Component Libraries and Data Management

Judy Warner
|  Created: June 6, 2019  |  Updated: December 16, 2020

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 Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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