CR-8000 Tech Tips
This video shows how users can simulate and analyze Analog circuit design in the CR-8000 Design Gateway interface with the PSPICE simulation tool.
Our team loves to share their expertise to help users be more efficient and productive using our software. Brian Gilman, Geo Ng, and Sanu Warrier have gathered up some of their favorite Halloween Tips and Treats here for you. Nothing scary here – just six expert tips that will help you improve your skills and treat you to something new!
Offsetting your Grid can be very useful when your component pads do not fall on the current Grid.
When a design requires specific minimum spacing between net classes, these clearance classes can easily be created and assigned in CR-8000 Design Gateway.
This video illustrates how to import and export ABL file from CR-8000 Advanced PCB Design Software Design Force tool to Keysight Technology’s Advanced Design Systems (ADS) Momentum Tool.
If you migrated from CR-5000 Board Designer you might recall my ToolTip a few years back, specific to using the Parameter Resource file, in order to save and reuse settings you define within the tool such as route parameters or dimension parameters. The data resource file in the Design Force is the equivalent to that parameters resource file.
A function that pushes tracks away and avoids obstacles when a via is moved has been added. This is a great advantage for the designer when routing. What use to take a lot of time to move traces and vias to move a via to a new location has been greatly enhanced using the “Activ-45 Router”.
In DF 2019 we have new feature call “Checking the Unconnected Length”. But this feature is not in the What’s New online help, since it is execute by simple macro syntax...
Believe it or not, you can use your Circuit Block Library for architectural planning too!
PCB design tools were built on 2D software methods in the 1980s. Many of today’s design tools still use that 2D code base. Mechanical tools have moved on to native 3D design. PCB has been stuck more or less in the 2D world. Extensions to the 2D code base made 2.5D and 3D visualization possible. But designing in 3D requires the tool to be built on a 3D kernel.
Calculate the track width value from the characteristic impedance and layer configuration by using a field solver.
In Design Force and Component Editor, when we input next text in the data, we cannot input carriage return within the text we input.
The destination matrix enables convenient viewing and editing of a component list that has part variants.
Top 10 Tech Tips of 2018 – try saying that one 5 times fast! 2019 is off to a great start! We thought it was a good time to reflect on the best-of-the-best Tech Tips from 2018. The following are the most popular Tech Tip posts published 2018.
In this tech tip, we will explore how you can clear a routed trace pattern on multiple conductive layers. Watch our video to go through the steps with us.
Follow along with this step-by-step video and learn how to import DXF data into the CR-8000 Design Gateway symbol editor.