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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

CHS, IESF, Trade Shows

12 May, 2009

Paul Johnston How soon out of date our foolish notions.  How persistent our tastes and allegiances. One of the suggested topics in the first post is now no longer relevant, fading swiftly as topical.  Pick one of the other ones.  Not number 6 - time and events have already overtaken it. How true the Robert Burns proverbial line about nest building rodent mother - there’s a Mothers’ day reference in honour or honor … Read More

CHS, Bury FC, Design Rules, Design Constraints, Capital H, Capital Library

8 May, 2009

Paul Johnston The first,  probably not not the last, sly borrowing of a famous phrase.  And in the title too.  No prizes for guessing the origin. At least the temptation to knock off a quick “it is a truth universally accepted” ….. was avoided. So the end I have in mind for this blog, is a thriving conversation.  Conversations are two-way things.  Lots of comments, lots of feedback, and critical feedback at that.  … Read More

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