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What's Good About ADW’s Configuration Manager? The Secret's in the 16.5 Release!

Comments(1)Filed under: PCB design, Allegro, Librarians, Allegro Design Workbench, PCB, Library flow, ADW, Library, design, data management, design data management, SPB16.5, Allegro 16.5, Team design, configuration manager

The Allegro Design Workbench (ADW) Configuration Manager application is designed for an administrator to manage the ADW environment including:

  • Server / Client Installation Configuration
  • Company and Site configuration
  • Server status
  • Metrics Dashboard


It provides a single location where the ECAD environment can be managed and reported on. In ADW 16.5 the focus has been on:

  • Site Management
  • Metrics Dashboard

Read on for more details …

Site Management

•    Ability to navigate and edit to the majority of ADW setup files
•    See differences with the default installation files
•    Manage and create workspaces
•    Manage tool and library distribution configurations
•    Apply changes to multiple sites
•    See differences between sites
•    Manage Allegro env files



Project Workspace Configuration

  • Enable which default workspaces are active for the site
    • Most customers do not need the default workspaces
    • They create thier own workspaces derived from these
  • Enable the easy creation of new workspaces
    • From predefined default workspaces
    • From already created custom workspaces
  • Changes in the workspace configuration impact what the users see in project creation

 

 



Tool and Library Distribution Configuration

  • Easy access to all configuration files
  • Clear indication of
    • File being edited
    • Default value from installation
    • Highlighted difference from default
    • Tabular for easy sorting and filtering
  • Easy to apply changes


Site Differences

  • Allows comparison of two sites
    • Select two sites (Ctrl for multi-select)
    • RMB> Compare
  • Easy highlight of what is difference between sites
  • Ability to merge differences
  • Configurable merge tool
    • Set in Configuration  Manager
    • Tool Configuration> Common Tools> System Console & Utilities

 

 



I look forward to your comments!

 

Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia

Comments(1)

By mathankutty on November 28, 2011
l like this


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