3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2012 1:17 AM by bbpcbdesign

    visEDATA Beta 2 now available for PADS 9.5

    steve_hughes

      To all current & potential visEDATA Beta users, there is now a new download available that is compatiable with PADS 9.5

       

      Just visit the following visEDATA Beta web site http://www.mentorpcb-beta.com/index.php to login or register your interest.

       

      As a reminder of the capabilities & benefits:

       

      visEDATA is a new application for design archive management and review that enables users to automatically create, name, store, search, and retrieve snapshots of design data (Archives) from a Vault through user-defined templates.

       

      Automated archive creation and naming provide inherent cost and time savings. Archives can be viewed graphically before choosing to restore them to a working project database, while at the same time generating multiple design reports and adding redline/markup comments that capture accurate feedback during review.

       

      visEDATA significantly reduces the risk of selecting an incorrect project to restore when commencing a new project from existing data; this minimizes the potential for additional rework, with its associated costs.

       

      Target Audience

       

      1. All PADS 9.4/9.5 flow customers (Windows only)
      2. Individual users and small workgroups who want to easily manage & review their archive (design snapshot) database without the overhead of a complex PDM system.

       

      Key Benefits

       

      1. Reduces the overhead of manual backup creation
        • Saves time and effort through use of an integrated and efficient method of automatically creating and restoring archives within a vault that is transparent to the user.
      2. Searches on Archive names and user-defined descriptions
        • Quickly and easily searches the content of the vault to identify the archive to be restored or compared against, which significantly reduces the risk of error when reworking or starting a new project from existing design data.
      3. Provides graphical review and report of project data
        • Reduces costs by eliminating the need to consume licenses of the authoring tools.
      4. Compares different Archives across multiple projects
        • Easily determines the differences between any archive in any project.
      5. Provides redline and markup of schematic and PCB designs
        • Ensures that exact design review intent is accurately captured, available, and traceable during later reviews.
        • 1. Re: visEDATA Beta 2 now available for PADS 9.5
          bbpcbdesign

          Hi,

          no visEDATA beta 2 for Expedition?

           

          Thanks

          Bortolo

          • 2. Re: visEDATA Beta 2 now available for PADS 9.5
            steve_hughes

            Bortolo,

             

            Beta testing provides the opportunity to prove a couple of things:

             

            • Firstly, to test the quality of the software


            • Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, to determine whether the application actually fits customers’ flow & needs.


             

            The majority of the EE (visEDATA) Beta 1 customers, who provided feedback, have asked for enterprise-level type functionality, such as Admin rights, user permissions with regard to who can access the vault, folders, projects & multi (simultaneous) user support,  etc.

             

            The enterprise functionality that the EE customers have requested is already available in Enterprise Design Manager (EDM) , which is the more appropriate design data management solution for the EE flow.

             

            visEDATA is aimed at being an easy-to-use archiving tool -- not a complex data management system -- for individual engineers and small workgroups.

             

            So, at this time, we have decided to focus support for visEDATA just within the PADS flow.


            Regards,


            Steve

            • 3. Re: visEDATA Beta 2 now available for PADS 9.5
              bbpcbdesign

              Steve,

              I'm really sorry that you have made this decision and I hope you can re-evaluate your decision as between the users of Expedition there are several small design services that may be interested in VisEDATA like me.

              Not all Expedition users are big companies.

               

              Regards

              Bortolo