Chapter 10. Managing Project Files

A current-day maker, unlike the artisans of the past centuries, doesn’t spend time locked up in his workshop far from prying eyes. The maker paradigm (and business model) is all about sharing: sharing ideas, sharing designs, sharing code. Since nowadays nearly all that information is digital, we are really talking about the management of project files.

How can you keep control over a project when so many people can take part in its development? You need to establish some kind of process that allows for the evolution of the product, preventing the project from devolving into chaos. Fortunately, there are tools that can help.

Distributed Design

Probably the first solution that comes to mind is to maintain a ...

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