PCB Design Suite (PCBD)

The PCB Designer Suite is suitable for all types of PCBs including Digital, Analog, and most types of RF PCBs. SMT and leaded parts are parametrically created and stored for easy retrieval. An in depth pad stack editor makes custom modifications to components.

Components are automatically placed from libraries using package and coordinate data in the net list. Rat (unconnects) lines are colored and dynamically optimized to aid in parts placement.

* See also the Master PCB Designer Suite for a more comprehensive set of tools.


Build your Own Suite:

The PCB Design Suite may also be customized by adding other products from CDS. You can add other Technology, Utility Modules and 3rd Party Links to build a design suite to fit your exact needs for a value price.

PCB Design Tools

The PCB layout environment is the heart of the Master PCB Designer system. It natively supports all major features for PCB laminate circuit design technologies. The environment features an advanced Technology system, which is used to control and manipulate design rules, layering system, routing assignments, environment preferences, etc.

  • Large, parametrically controlled parts library through which an infinite number of components can be constructed

  • A dedicated suite of utilities allows construction of custom components with any imaginable geometry

  • Advanced routing tools including manual, interactive, and fully automatic modes

  • Custom entity system for customer-specific requirements

  • Advanced region modelers for the most advanced ground planes, including solid fill, hatched, positive, negative, and boundary fill planes

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Schematic Design:

The Schematic design environment is a full featured, hierarchical schematic capture program that can communicate seamlessly with the PCB layout. The Schematic environment also features:

  • Schematic driven design rules

  • Symbols and attributes can be loaded from a database

  • Powerful library system for custom symbols

  • Bi-directional schematic links to simulation tools such as ADS and MWO

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Design Rule Checking:

Design Rule Checker Utility is a batch clearance checking tool for user checking of completed or in-progress designs, to produce precision accuracy down to fractions of a micron.

  • Unlimited custom entity-to-entity checking.

  • Save custom DRC settings in a file.

  • View and automatically zoom to errors for correction.

  • The Ignore Errors Less Than feature screens out insignificant minute errors not worth reviewing.

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