reverse engineering

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reverse engineering

n.
The analysis of a device or program to determine its function or structure, often with the intent of re-creating or modifying it.

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It also needs to be appreciated that back-engineering a classification scheme once an intranet has been deployed is a very difficult exercise, and that the more effort put into specifying requirements at the outset, the better the result will be, and the lower the bill for remedial consulting services.
Interfaces to popular third-party PCB tools have also been updated and expanded, including a new forward- and back-engineering change order (ECO) interface to the Cadence Allegro PCB layout system.
Enhanced PCB Interfaces: Forward- and back-engineering change order (ECO) support for the Cadence Allegro printed circuit board (PCB) layout system is now included.