The new Job Library

PCB-Investigator's new Job Library is a very useful tool to find and organize your design data.
Just add your most important designs in the needed order and with a meaningful name in the "Favorites" list. Small preview images and a list of basic design parameters will also help you to identify the right project at the first glance.

All last opened designs are also stored in the "Recent" list, no matter which kind of file format was originally imported (ODB++, GenCad, IPC2581 and many more). Recently opened designs can easily be added to the "Favorites" list by using the context menu of each entry (right mouse click on an entry).

In "Browse" mode, a windows typical folder browser helps you to navigate to the desired design data. An automated recognition of ODB++ data structures thereby helps to identify the right directory. To avoid the navigation to often used directories on e.g. a shared team drive with many subdirectories, you can add "Shortcuts" to the quick link icon tray by drag and drop the needed directory from the directory tree or a windows explorer to the quick link icon tray as it is shown in following animation:

With the small "+" button in the left bottom corner of the Job Library you can add e.g. a shared team network drive as an "ODB++ Server" Tab to the Job Library. Here all ODB++ sub directories of the selected drive/path are listed including the last change date. A clear directory structure with self-speaking names (like customer names or project names/revisions) simplifies the inter-team collaboration enormously.

If you have opened a project once before, a small preview image with its components, drills and board outline, as well as some basic design parameters (PCB size, count of copper layers/component layers, ...) will be shown when the project is selected the next time. In that way, the identification of the right project is possible without having to import it first.

Organize your design data and save time with the new Job Library! Try it out now!

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