Project files management (was Re: Welcome)

Joerg Reisenweber joerg at
Mon Apr 20 16:04:35 CEST 2009

Am Mo  20. April 2009 schrieb Lothar Behrens:
> But I have another issue I ran in a company:
> The company handled that with a schematics file and board file for  
> each version. Adding those
> files to a version control system is a nightmare, but I tend to argue  
> to use version control systems.
> The company made the error to make backups to another directory, thus  
> the number of project files
> are much more than the existing versions.
> I think, when publishing files only this will become the same. Using  
> PDF files for reference only is no problem, but ...
> How do you manage versions of boards and schematics?
> Could board names or schematic names (version included) renamed  
> without renaming the files (CVS/SVN will be a trouble)?
> (GTA02/GTA02.1/GTA02.2/...)
> How do you manage the feedback (subprojects) of schematic changes,  
> when done in different files (copies)?
> (That was the problem in the company. 'Where was the change for this  
> customer, ehh that issue?')

Yes, all these topics are poorly supported in all CAE-programs I know of.
Especially merge of subprojects is virtually impossible in any reasonable way.

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