Engineering Knowledge Base and Design Checklist

Circuit DR Navi

CR-8000 Circuit DR NaviCR-8000 Circuit DR Navi helps design teams consolidate engineering expertise and best practices into a central database integrated with the design process. Users can attach documents, images, videos, URLs and more to ease communication of design instructions. During logical circuit design, engineers access a standard set of requirements or create project-specific instructions to create a structured checklist, driving design guidelines across the PCB design flow. Each check item is automatically or interactively associated to objects on the schematic. The checklist is used by PCB designers to guide and confirm that the board layout meets the correct design specifications.

CR-8000 Circuit DR NavigatorDuring the design review process, Circuit DR Navi is used by design teams to communicate feedback and includes support for cross-probing with Design Gateway, Design ForceBoard Viewer Advance and other CR-8000 tools to improve collaboration.

As new experiences are acquired during PCB design, new requirements can be easily imported within Circuit DR Navi’s engineering knowledge base that is integrated within the design process to drive engineering intent early on, validate requirements, and expand and share design expertise across the organization. This leads to shorter PCB design cycles, reduced product development costs, and faster time-to-market.