Board design rule checks only check up to the board outline. If you had dropped or moved some data outside the board outline there was no check for this until now...
E3.WiringCockpit is a great Cabinet Production tool to use alongside with E3.series. Making it easier to connect between engineering and manufacturing...
Checking the pinout of your connectors is an important part of creating your printed circuit board. Checking your pin connections can save you from a costly re-spin of your circuit board. This can be done using the Constraint Browser in Design Force. By default, the Constraint Browser does not show this information.
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”.
When your design is nearing completion and you want to make sure the schematic matches what you have in your board try using the Design Gateway, Design Synchronization Tool.
This video is a demonstration of how to import a wire to-from list in harness builder. This feature allows the user to define connection information such as signals, the to/from devices, cavity information, and the wires/cables in Excel to import into an E3.series project.
When creating symbols for our library components many of these symbols require a similar set of text types. It can be tedious to add each of those text types to every new symbol. Using a General Template Symbol that contains all the text types you want, makes this task a breeze.
Tech-Tip: Exporting Multiple Unplaced Groups
The Designer can compare two designs to see the differences between the two. This can be useful if minor changes or major changes have been made to an existing design or one received from another facility.
When design space is at a premium, sometimes traces can be at risk of being exposed by any misregistration of the solder mask. If you have this situation use the “Cut Land” option under the Track tab in Design Force.
E3.Enterprise system administrators and users alike may find benefit from this video that provides a scripting method to produce a timestamped report file containing E3.series multiuser project data that can be opened in Microsoft Excel and sorted. This may be particularly helpful when preparing for a software upgrade to the E3.series system in order to prioritize which multiuser design projects are most critical to upgrade first over a migration weekend.
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.
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.
In this tech-tip, we will cover the steps for creating custom verification scripts. This will ultimately create consistency in your verification process as well as saving you time as you can reuse this script from one design to the next.