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19 Nov, 2009

Paul Johnston A lot in Electrical CAD and manufacturing quality hinges on data accuracy and completeness of the library data. From the carrion-crow-like perch of someone supporting design automation software, the immense and patient contribution of the ECAD librarians is often missed.   A couple of co-inciding recent events brought me to a renewed understanding of the significance of the work librarians do. Those … Read More

Library, Librarian, Capital Harness XC, Capital Library, Capital Harness, Electrical Design Systems, Extensibility, CHS, ECAD Library

17 Sep, 2009

Paul Johnston Anticipation Now for the future. The last blog began by a glance over the shoulder to the past. This week, the perspective is forward looking.  And a new departure - a European location from which to make a posting.  I’m in the Mentor Graphics office in Newbury, England and earlier in the week spent some time in the office in Altrincham farther north.  Preparations are in full swing for the release … Read More

Capital Integrator, CHS, Capital Harness XC, Training, CWS, Great Britain

3 Sep, 2009

Paul Johnston Here’s a personal milestone, which is of no great interest to anyone but myself  I guess. September includes the 10th anniversary of  my first ever setting foot in the United States of America.  A decade.  Time is elastic, multi-dimensional.  After September comes the month of October.  October is the month of trade shows this year.  At the end of the month Grapevine  in Texas on Wednesday, October … Read More

CHS, IESF, Capital Harness Systems, WHMA, SAE, Trade Shows

19 Aug, 2009

Paul Johnston Recently the subject of training has come up in the context of some work discussions. Training in relation to an extensive software product like Capital has quite a few facets. For example there is the distinction between knowing the technical details (which buttons to press, which places to look at to make the programs do what you came to them to make them do) and then there is the other matter, not quite … Read More

Deployment, Support, CHS, Training

27 Jul, 2009

Paul Johnston I had a chance to chat with my friend and former colleague Bob Valascho, a product specialist for Capital until his retirement a couple of months ago. He had a distinguished and productive career with full service suppliers, original equipment makers and software organizations after military service. Bob travelled extensively around the world in his career, but lived all the while in Michigan. Bob was … Read More

Expertise, Electrical Distribution Systems, FMEA, Capital Harness Systems, Best Practice, CHS, Generative Flow, EDS, Implementation Projects, Electrical Design Systems, Deployment, Robert Valascho, Career

29 Jun, 2009

Paul Johnston Hereby a fondness is expressed for the Capital Community http://communities.mentor.com/mgcx/community/harness - though I wish it was called something else instead of community. “Community” is an overworked label. But I have no better suggestion to call it. The Capital Harness Systems Bunch. The Capital Harness Systems Gang. The Group of Capital. Team Capital. The Capital Appreciation Society. The Soviet of Capital. … Read More

CHS, IESD, Harness, Deployment, Mentor Communities, Capital Harness Systems, Best Practice

25 Jun, 2009

Paul Johnston Selecting a new suite of software tools is more than an exercise in having some means of delivering the correct computer aided design outputs for your electrical systems integration (part 4) - although we have seen that is around 25% of the answer to your problems. This project of drafting and evaluating responses to an RFQ is more than this plus ensuring that the solution satisfies your need to adequately … Read More

RFI, RFQ, CHS, Interoperability

23 Jun, 2009

Paul Johnston Continuing the series of posts related to the most efficient way to formulate an RFQ or tool evaluation process for electrical interconnect/systems integration cabling and harness tools, here we’re going to look at the third of four roughly equal “must have” categories of requirement.  CAD artifacts - schematics, blueprints, drawings, whatever you habitually call them are absolutely central to the … Read More

RFI, RFQ, CHS, Schematics, Capital Harness Systems, ECAD

22 Jun, 2009

Paul Johnston This is not controversial. But it is surprisingly often neglected, or lost sight of when organizations are considering refreshing their capabilities for systems interconnect tool integrations. The IT professionals involved in evaluating the vendor offerings know what they are looking for, the electrical engineers, the harness designers and wiring specialists have a well polished technical appreciation … Read More

ROI, RFI, CHS, RFQ, Evaluation

16 Jun, 2009

Paul Johnston The first principle I set out in the previous post which was essential for a good decision : “Adequate model of product and process.” “First”  meaning it was one of four that happened to come first. My conclusion was that all are essential and if you are compiling an RFQ and then thinking of running an evaluation project for a cabling and harness design system. You should place about equal importance … Read More

RFQ, Evaluation, CHS, Harness Modeling

15 Jun, 2009

Paul Johnston Requests for Quotation, Requests for Information come the way of the sales force in Mentor Graphics frequently. Prospective customers ask for testimonials, competence, references and proof of functionality. Following on from my last posting here is what I found.  My experience, my analysis of the data. These requirements in total over all documents I reviewed show a very even split.  Hundreds of individual … Read More

Purchasing, Request for Quotation, ROI, RFI, CHS, Evaluation, Interoperability, RFQ, Electrical CAD

9 Jun, 2009

Paul Johnston Back to work.  Sunday in the sense of travelling during the evening for a customer visit. Travelling for work counts as work, just a little less so.  It is time denied to non-work.  I got nicely used to not working over the previous two weeks. But somebody somewhere has to do some work sometime, and I think it is my turn again now. On the morning I was to head back from the end-of-vacation-place-in-Georgia … Read More

RFI, RFQ, CHS

22 May, 2009

Paul Johnston Without motivated, competent, enthusiastic and happy employees there is little chance of great organizational performance. The beginning of the year sales event held in San Antonio by Mentor Graphics had the theme “common purpose, ucommon passion”  emphasizing dedication and quality teamwork setting us apart from the competition in EDA.      In the Motor City, unless you have been avoiding TV, avoiding … Read More

Capital H, CHS, Detroit, Customers

19 May, 2009

Paul Johnston On big systems, systems which involve changing core engineering processes, catalyzing adjustments in the way dozens of people work, it is natural that some opportunities to provide advanced or more subtle assistance in the software tools used gets shaken out. A good software vendor has a controlled mechanism for handling these requests. Whilst deploying enterprise-class systems, if you fail to plan … Read More

API, CSD, CHS, Extensibility, IESD, Customer Support, Enhancements

18 May, 2009

Paul Johnston Had to look this one up. What is the plural of “forum” - is it “forums” or “fora?”  Actually both are admissable, though probably the more common of the two is “forums.”  There are two coming up in the near future titled IESF and put on by Mentor Graphics to raise awareness of how software is being used now, and can be used in the future to streamline processes and drive down costs, increase efficiency … Read More

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