Tech Tip on the Circuit Block Manager

Menu

Background

Modular circuit design allows engineers to create a set of electronics building blocks that can be reused and shared between products. The Circuit Block Manager facilitates reuse management and change control of a library of circuit blocks in a convenient and organized manner.

This brief video shows how simple it is to use a hierarchical schematic containing circuit blocks as the basis for a modular circuit block library within DS-CR.

My next blog post will show how to configure DS-CR with Circuit Block Manager – check back soon!

More information about modular circuit reuse can be found in these past Zuken Blog posts:

(For reference: https://blog.zuken.com/modular-design-reuse-1/)

(For reference:  https://blog.zuken.com/circuit-modular-reuse-best-practices/)

Tom Warneke
Tom Warneke
Application Engineer for DS-2/CR/OP
Tom Warneke is an applications engineer, providing customer support for DS-CR and DS-OpenEDA applications used for Electronics Product Data Management (ePDM). His work focusses on enhancing business agility, productivity, and collaboration for electronics product design and supply chain management through ePDM integration to EDA and PLM/PDM systems. Outside of work he enjoys cycling, photography and time spent with friends and family.
  • Blog
April 24, 2020
Working Remotely with DS – Design Data Management Tools

The world that we all live in has been changed by the Covid-19 outbreak. Stay at home orders and social distancing significantly impact the way we live our daily lives. Working remotely presents a whole new set of challenges for engineers and the companies that employ us. We now work on company supplied-laptops that typically connect back to the corporate network through a VPN.

Read now
  • Blog
March 31, 2020
Tech Tip: Exporting Search Results

This brief video shows you how exporting search results to a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file works. A repeated support call topic is how to export a long list of search results, so we will cover that one, too. 

Read now
  • Blog
February 20, 2020
Tech Tip: Managing BOMs Through the Component EOL Cycle with Zuken’s DS-CR

Electronic components are constantly changing, causing parts to go EOL (End-of-Life) for various reasons: companies go out of business, component product lines change hands, old technology is updated with new. Electronic product manufacturers must be agile to keep their product BOMs (bill of materials) up to date and keep their supply chain humming. Fortunately for them, Zuken’s DS-CR customers leverage component and design data relationships to tackle the problem.

Read now
  • Blog
January 15, 2019
Tech Tip: Component Lists with Destination Matrix

The destination matrix enables convenient viewing and editing of a component list that has part variants.

Read now