Mentor Graphics The Motherhood and Apple Pie of Managing ECAD Design Data Throughout its Lifecycle

At first glance, managing PCB design data seems rather simple; just bundle a released design, its BOM, and the viewable files for later use. Yet this is only one small aspect of the process. In this paper we delve into the 'motherhood and apple pie' truths of design data management, and the quintessential challenges of work-in-progress data management that we can all agree on.