CR-8000 Tech Tips
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...
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.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, we are all experiencing changes in our day-to-day lives. While we’re all staying safe at home, we’re now also working at home. At Zuken, we’re working with customers daily to address their business needs.
During this time of Covid-19 we’re all trying to keep the wheels of business turning, and that means that most of us are now preparing to work from home. This post points out some of the things to consider when setting up a home office, including how to set up your Zuken software.
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.
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 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...
In Design Force you can edit your board Technology using the 3D Technology Editor. In the 3D technology edit window, you can perform the following operations to edit the technology for the board.
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.
Follow along with this step-by-step video and learn how to import DXF data into the CR-8000 Design Gateway symbol editor.