Endless hours are spent engineering a design concept, simulating
the circuitry, designing the PCB. Once completed and ready to go to
fabrication, a documentation package must be completed to send
along to the PCB fabricator. At this point most likely a PCB or
mechanical drawing tool is used to create the documentation...and
that is where problems arise.
PCB and mechanical drawing tools were not developed to create
PCB documentation. And the documentation you create with these
tools is vastly inadequate. Add in design re-spins, engineering
change orders and repeat builds...and the problems just get worse.
Time and money is wasted, design intent can be lost, time to market
is extended and fabrication delays are inevitable.
So if it isn't PCB or mechanical drawing tools, then what tools
should be used to create the documentation? The old saying
“Use the right tool for the job” rings true for PCB
DownStream's patented BluePrint-PCB is an automated document
authoring tool developed exclusively to create PCB Documentation.
In this webinar Mark Gallant will explain how BluePrint's features
facilitate implementation of a highly repeatable documentation
process. Start with a standard document template having place
holders for user defined Top and Bottom PCB Views, Drill Charts,
Fabrication Notes, Layer Stackups and other common documentation
elements. Import your design via ODB++, IPC-2581 or PADS ASCII into
the documentation template and it is instantly populated with
imported design data with a click of the mouse. And engineering
change orders are easily handled. Just import the new design data
and PCB Views, Drill Charts, Layer Stackups are automatically
updated in place.
In this webinar we will demonstrate how BluePrint-PCB
- Reduce the documentation process to a fraction of the time it
- Less time spent also means lower cost documentation
- Increased the detail and accuracy of the documentation
- Shorten PCB design cycles
- Reduce documentation time by as much as 60-80%
- Improve manufacturing instructions
- Simplify manufacturing inspection