Background The destination matrix enables convenient viewing and editing of a component list that has part variants. Variants were discussed in a previous Tech Tip: “Variation Management in Component Lists”. This brief video...
Variation Management provides the means for the user to define the part numbers and mounting status of parts to be mounted based on the product variation: delivery destination and model. Furthermore, Variant Management applications allow the user to easily switch views and export parts lists based on the destination.
DS-CR maintains electronics design data in a Vault with controlled access and revision control. That data needs to be distributed outside the vault to support various business activities such as fabrication, assembly, and supply chain management.
Electronic components are constantly changing, causing parts to go EOL (End-of-Life) for various reasons: companies go out of business, component product lines change hands, old technology is updated with new. Electronic product manufacturers must be agile to keep their product BOMs (bill of materials) up to date and keep their supply chain humming. Fortunately for them, Zuken’s DS-CR customers leverage component and design data relationships to tackle the problem.