CircuitCREATOR Pro also includes the complete version of BoardCREATOR Pro the most complete, full featured Printed Circuit Board Design and Layout Utility (also available separately). Like LogicCREATOR Pro, BoardCREATOR Pro is a third generation product integrating advanced functionality, with the ease of a modern graphical user interface. BoardCREATOR Pro provides all the sophisticated features necessary for P.C.B. creation, editing or revision, artwork printing and plotting, and complete error design checking all from within a single program. With the CircuitCREATOR Pro shell, it is a snap to pop back and forth between schematic and board design tools.
BoardCREATOR Pro includes the functions needed for today's board technologies it supports standard through-hole mount and full-surface mount. It provides for automatic foot-print mirroring, zero diameter pads, and solder paste masks, making surface mount a snap.
Single and Multi-Layer boards are supported in fact, BoardCREATOR Pro supports up to 256 layers each layer provides masks for: conductor, solder mask, paste mask, assembly mask, routing schedule, power & ground, drill drawing mask, sketch mask (for notes etc.).
BoardCREATOR Pro contains unique and exclusive automatic part placement functions to streamline the design process by using LogicCREATOR Pro (or other standard schematic utilities) to produce net-lists, the program will create the preliminary outline of the board and assist in component placement. Select to display a "Rats Nest" view or select components and when moving components, the Rats Nest dynamically moves allowing fast, sure placement. This facilitates each component's placement and significantly speeds the design process.
BoardCREATOR Pro provide support for other important board design features, including: blind and buried vias, thermal relief pads, power and ground planes. Also, a unique "Region (Copper) Pour" feature that allows drawing areas for ground planes, etc. (provides support for variable pattern meshes).
The On-Line Design Rule Checker means that common errors never get ignored using the schematic net-list, all connections are verified, and shorts eliminated. This occurs on-demand while designing the board no waiting for lengthy reports (though reports are also available) allows instantaneous correction while still in the editor. This assures accuracy and improved productivity. Also, any component can be manually selected to show its connection to other components.
BoardCREATOR Pro provide full support for industry output formats, including: Excellon compatible NC drill files, aperture list for Gerber and laser photo-plotters, AutoCAD DXF, analog & digital simulator files, as well as 15 other net list formats. It is also easy to import existing designs from other programs, including "OrCAD". To aid in eliminating additional errors, BoardCREATOR Pro provides a full photo-plot viewer.
Other important BoardCREATOR Pro features include: accuracy of 0.001 inches, a complete set of standard component foot-prints in a user expandable library with each symbol/part fully rotatable. Large boards of up to 32"x32" are supported. And the program provides automatic "Check Pointing" to save work in progress against accidental loss.
Each of the CircuitCREATOR Pro utilities includes the full User's Reference Guide on-line. This means that complete answers are just a click away.
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10116 NW 53rd St., Sunrise, FL 33351-8020
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