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What's Good About ADW’s Flow Manager? Check out the 16.5 Release and See!

Comments(2)Filed under: Library and design data management, PCB design, SPB, Design Entry HDL, Allegro, Librarians, Allegro Design Workbench, Schematic, PCB, Design Entry, Library flow, ADW, Library, design, data management, design data management, SPB16.5, Allegro 16.5, Team design, symbol, symbol editor, Grzenia, flow manager

The 16.5 Allegro Design Workbench (ADW) Flow Manager has been enhanced to provide a more flexible and robust designer experience. It can now be launched in a stand-alone mode, is faster in launching, can open multiple flows, and you can customize it by adding new buttons!

Read on for more details …

Here’s a screenshot of the new Flow Manager:

You can open the last project, and select from a list of last used design or library projects:

There are project type icons show in the list:

Tabs are available to indicate multiple open projects:

Message Manager

A new messaging system is available to communicate at the company, site, or team levels. The Administrator can construct/edit/view all messages, and all others can view messages. These messages are all viewed from within the Flow Manager. When a new message arrives, the message button will highlight and you can view the new message:

Here are all the options (from sorting, selecting message has been read, etc.) available:

Here are the authoring options available for the Administrator:

Flow Manager New Features

You can now track your progress of steps through the flow:
–    Completing a step automatically moves focus to next step
–    Step status automatically set to “inprogress” when an activity is detected (button pushed or checklist unchecked)
–    Step is automatically marked complete when checklist is complete
–    Checklists can be order-dependent (if one checklist item is unchecked – all remaining items uncheck)


As always, please share your experiences in utilizing these new capabilities.

Jerry “GenPart” Grzenia


By Etienne on September 12, 2012
When do we get this for IC development ?

By Jerry GenPart on September 12, 2012
Hi Etienne,
Good question! I'll need to ask our R&D team about plans they may have to provide Flow Manager capabilities for the IC products.
Jerry G.

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