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Pcb design suite incorporates IPC-2581 as part of manufacturing integrity

Stephen Law   

Electronics Engineering Software Production / Materials design pcb software

NUMBER ONE SYSTEMS Easy-PC version version 26 incorporates an IPC-2581 export capability, along with more than 25 other new technology features based on user requests from professional pcb designers. IPC-2581 is an intelligent standard for printed circuit board and assembly manufacturing description data and transfer methodology. Product incorporates a number of new and enhanced design rules checks (DRC) and design for manufacturing (DFM) options in both schematic capture and pcb design. New checks, minimum solder mask width, solder mask to track and minimum text size aid manufacturability and prevent costly mistakes. One of the new design verification checks, modified pour areas, alerts the designer to incomplete design changes that would not be incorporated in manufacturing. The unconnected gates option removes unnecessary DRC warnings related to unconnected power pins in a multi-gate package. These and other new checks in version 26 will add to the validation of a design giving an additional level of confidence for successful manufacture.

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