Hazel Woodcock

Apr 062017
 
Going beyond a headful

As a unit of measure, a headful is not consistent. Not consistent between individuals, not consistent in any one individual from day to day. I will explain what I mean by the term, how it varies, and how to stretch it. Firstly the definition. The Collins English Dictionary defines it as ‘the amount a head […]

Feb 142017
 
Storing Standards in DNG

Many industries rely heavily on a large number of standards, a selection of which are used on each project. There is a perennial problem of managing these so that they are visible within the engineering data environment along with other design artifacts. I wrote previously about some approaches to creating and maintaining traceability to the […]

Jan 192017
 
How big is a project?

How big is a project… or more specifically, how big should a DOORS Next Generation project be. Where do we draw the project boundaries in DNG. The answer, of course, is ‘it depends’, the trick is to know on what it depends. At one extreme, you run a single project and have everything in there. […]

Apr 052016
 
Streams of Truth

One argument put forward for the use of databases, models and other data storage solutions is that we need a single source of the truth. The question that is not raised at this point is ‘What is the truth?’. We often want multiple versions of the truth. When I give data to a supplier, I […]