The use of common library data throughout the whole design cycle is an essential element of the CR-8000 constraints-driven, right-the-first-time design methodology. The libraries are easily searchable and editable. Additionally, tools are provided for fast and easy component creation.
- Common data is used throughout the design process to eliminate errors.
- Duplicate entry of component data is avoided, saving time and expense.
- Quickly locating components prevents unnecessary new components being added, resulting in lower inventory and better purchasing power.
- Reduces time in creating complex shapes with parametric wizards that are available for both logical and physical information e.g. BGAs
Components Manager ensures that data such as logical properties, pin allocations, gate information, shape information, and schematic symbols can be quickly and easily registered. The linking of, and mutual relationships between, logical property information and component shape information can be easily confirmed using a Tree View display. Utilities are available to ensure proper relationship of library objects and resolve duplicate objects in the library
Wizards remove the need for manual creation of footprints for everything from BGAs to D-type connectors. Wizards for parametric creation of pad stacks are also available. Library consistency is maintained across multiple locations. Functionality includes comparison, copying and deletion of duplicate component information.