I think this is list relevant
Dennis Saputelli

Brad Velander wrote:
> 
> Andy, David, Lloyd or others.
>         Yes library management is a pain in the putoot. A good number of us
> have been around for long enough to see the pains first hand of not managing
> libraries in an acceptable manner. The problem arises from the diversity of
> cultures that your typical company has in it's engineering experience bank.
> Since there is this diversity, there are dozens of opinions about which is
> the best, easiest and most complete or safe way to manage this. Add to this
> complexity the varying limitations or restrictions found from one CAD tool
> to the other and you have a matrix which would make a mathematician weep.
> Thus there is no singular correct manner by which to handle CAD library
> management. Likewise there is no one globally accepted management style for
> any company or corporate entity, if there was all companies would be equally
> successful and what a boring world this would be.
>         One rule that I follow across all my experience is that there must
> only be one company reference library. Every designer must have access to
> the reference library and use the reference parts. Even if there is a one of
> prototype there should not be any symbol or footprint which is not
> accessible to all designers and has not been designed to meet company
> requirements. Anything short of this overall governing rule is a one way
> road to disaster, or at least a few tears, gripes and complaints, throwing
> money away, finger pointing and lost productivity.
>         The second rule that I follow religiously is that I will not use CAD
> tool vendor supplied libraries without confirming their suitability with my
> own reference resources. Usually none of the vendors library parts pass my
> inspection without revision. Thus, at best I copy the vendors libraries into
> my own reference library after confirming their correctness or suitability
> and editing them to meet our requirements.
>         Anybody who wants to discuss particulars with me I am willing to
> share my views and practices further but it should be taken offline so as
> not to overload everyone on the listserver.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Brad Velander
> Lead PCB Design
> Norsat International Inc.
> #100 - 4401 Still Creek Dr.,
> Burnaby, B.C., Canada.
> V5C6G9.
> voice: (604) 292-9089 (direct line)
> fax:    (604) 292-9010
> email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> www: www.norsat.com

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