Datasheets occasionally change which makes it challenging for engineers to keep track of which revision a CAD model is based on. These changes can include mechanical dimensions and electrical pinouts, which will affect the CAD models.
To help engineers better validate CAD data, we have now added the datasheet revision in our automated verification checker. With this new feature, engineers will now have transparency into the exact datasheet revision used to create the CAD models, with an aim of preventing errors during the manufacturing process.
To prevent errors, engineers should always validate the CAD model they are using against the specific datasheet revision of their product.
To check the datasheet revision for a part:
- Go to the part page. You can try this example.
- Scroll down and click on Verification.
- A banner will appear under the Verification Checker indicating the Datasheet Revision used.