redwire,Originally posted in cdnusers.org by J.C. Roberts
You certainly have a point. I kept the description very short
intentionally since I didn't think cdnusers would want to waste their
time with a long winded essay/advertisement.
The initial software release from the DesignTools project offers two user level programs for the Cadence PCB Editor (Allegro).
1.) The first is a memory monitor. Though simple, it is a nice example
of stand-alone, non-blocking applications using Allegro and axlSKILL.
2.) The second (the Destubifier), is a sophisticated board level validation tool that will help you both find and fix mistakes.
The DesignTools project is a volunteer effort and as time and resources
allow, new programs and libraries will become available. If you are not
particularly interested in the contents of the initial release, you may
still be interested in the future releases, so signing up for the
announce@DesignTools.org mailing list would be worth your while.
More details can be found on the DesignTools website
At the moment, the "project" consists of one person doing all of the
work from writing and testing programs, to wirting all the
documentation, to writing the web site framework and all of the web
site content. Though I have many programs already written, rolling them
out incrementally seems like the only working soluton -each one will
take some time.