Part 1: Introduction and Managed Sheet Style Guidelines

At some stage, the concept of designing for reuse has to increase in its abstraction. If we simply stopped at the component level, then each design that featured a similar piece of functionality - such as a USB interface, or voltage regulator - would be ‘reinventing the wheel’ as it were. And that’s where Managed Sheets come into play - schematic sheets designed to offer specific circuit functionality. Designed to the highest quality and for optimal reusability, these sheets are released to, and managed within an Altium Vault. Their use removes the risks associated with the traditional copy-and-paste approach. And they eliminate the repetition of design effort while adding to the level of design content that can be reused in future designs.