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66 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2022 It is the end of May, which among other things, meant that the Major League Base- ball season was once again in full swing (pun intended). While my wife was happily settled into the couch with her Seattle Mariners cap, T-shirt, blanket, and coffee mug cheering on J.P Crawford and the rest of the team, I decided to turn on a movie instead. So, to keep with the spirit of the season, I re-watched "Field of Dreams, and was again mesmerized by the voice that speaks to Kevin Costner's character: "If you build it, they will come." As circuit board designers, it's probably not all that unusual to hear similar voices speak- ing to us, especially aer staring at a layout for hours, and hours, and hours. But in our case, the message is typically a little different, and sounds more like, "If you document it cor- rectly, they will build it." Yes, I'm talking about PCB documenta- tion, and the importance of creating clear and understandable instructions for building the circuit board that you've just designed. To illustrate how essential this is, let me tell you about my latest project: the trike. e month of May isn't just about baseball in our house, it is also my wife's birthday. is year I gave her an adult-sized trike for cruising around the neighborhood and exploring campgrounds during our vacations. is trike promises to be a lot of fun and she is really looking forward to riding it, but first we have to put it together Manufacturing Documentation: Keep the Builder in Mind Tim's Takeaways by Tim Haag, FIRST PAGE SAGE

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