It all begins with the schematic. The first step to realizing a creative idea is to write it down. Your schematic capture tool needs to be easy to use, highly productive, and incredibly powerful to handle your innovative and complex system designs.
Automatically Update Re-Use Blocks with Single Click
Controlling read and right access to design content is critical for organizations large and small. Reuse blocks are linked in your designs to provide for managed design reuse through the entire lifecycle of your designs. Designers are notified when a linked read-only block is updated and can re-import the new version in the design with a single click.
Most projects are a collaborative effort requiring compromises and tradeoffs. But there are always some items that can’t be compromised. Lock components in your schematic to prevent accidental changes to critical circuitry.
Data Tips and Annotations
Relevant information is more useful when it is provided in context. Store plain text, hyperlinks, and checklists with components and view them with a simple click. Perfect for including recommendations, guidelines, or anything else designers need to know about a component.
Automatically Move Off-Grid Components to the Grid
Reusing schematics makes the design process faster and easier. But many times, nets or other instances in a schematic will appear off grid when imported, making it difficult to wire the components. The move-to-grid command will automatically move components that are off the grid back to the grid.