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ME 463: Engineering Design: Team Knowledge Management

Resources for ME Senior Capstone Design

File Naming Conventions

Stay organized as a team by implementing file naming conventions and structures.  Applying consistent file naming conventions and structures helps team members quickly locate necessary documents, saving time, and reducing confusion and frustration.

Here is an example of an effective file naming convention: YearMMDD_FirstinitialLastName_Title__version (e.g. 20160803_MPhillips_ProblemDefinition_v1)

More information on File Naming Conventions: 

Collaborative Tools and File Sharing

Collaborative Knowledge and Citation Management Tools

The information in this box is courtesy of Prof. Michael Fosmire.

The following citation management tools enable you to create a customized library of papers for your team.  The tools typically will help you with citation formattting and Mendeley allows you to share your highlights and annotations on documents. 

Need help? Contact the Libraries Liaison to Mechanical Engineering

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