EMA Design Automation announced Team Design for OrCAD, facilitating schematic design in a team environment. “Our engineers saw first-hand the challenges design teams were facing when trying to work collaboratively on schematic projects using traditional methods like shared drives and e-mail threads. We decided there had to be a better way,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “Team Design for OrCAD is the result, providing a truly collaborative and flexible management system for design teams.”
Integrated directly inside the OrCAD Capture interface, Team Design for OrCAD allows engineers to view a full history of all current and previous projects. Project leads can define users and their roles, controlling design responsibilities as well as access rights to specific pages and functional blocks. Once added to a project, design team members are able to view project status, add new pages, download existing page(s) for editing, and upload any changes back into the system.
The solution provides automated page locking upon download, which prevents edit collisions while keeping other project members informed of the page’s status, including who is currently editing it.
When uploading changes, an engineer is able to enter notes describing the modifications made, ensuring a full audit trail including timestamps and details of all updates made to the project. The solution maintains all past page revisions, allowing a team to rollback changes easily.
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