Improving design data management | Episode 7

By Stephen Chavez

A big challenge that PCB designers face is the lack of organization of the data on which they need to make critical decisions. Sometimes, the data will be available but in a different unusable format, and other times, they simply can’t get it despite knowing their organization has it. That is why it is important to develop a standardized way of naming, formatting, and storing PCB-related data.

I’m your host, Steph Chavez, a Senior Product Marketing Manager with Siemens. I’m glad to be joined by Andre Mosley, Marketing Development Specialist with Siemens. Today, he’ll help us understand what the industry is doing to simplify access to critical design data.

In this episode, you’ll learn about the challenges that PCB designers face when it comes to the library and design data management. You’ll also hear why Siemens is advocating for design data management standards. Additionally, you’ll find out the roadblocks that are hindering best practices such as standardization.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Challenges that come with library and design data management (02:40)
  • The solution PCB designers should implement to solve the library problem (05:49)
  • How we can solve the data management problem (10:15)
  • Roadblocks stopping the use of best practices in design data management  (15:54)
Andre Mosely

Andre Mosely

Marketing Development Specialist, Siemens


Steph Chavez

Steph Chavez

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Siemens

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/printed-circuit/pcb-design-best-practices-library-and-design-data-management/