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- Reduce rework and shorten cycles by running manufacturing DRC in-design, while designing
- Wide range of spacing and copper area requirement rules to ensure manufacturability, fabrication, and assembly, independent of electrical requirements
- Easy to configure, apply contextually, and reuse manufacturing rules
Manufacturability Comes First
What wouldn’t you do for manufacturability? Your entire design team drops everything they’re doing to go back and make changes to a design you thought was already done. You put all your future projects in jeopardy to save a past project. Because if you don't, there may not be any future projects. This nightmare scenario is all too familiar even though we know this isn’t sustainable. We need to find those errors earlier.
Cadence® Allegro® PCB DesignTrue DFM Technology lets you actually design for manufacturability—not redesign for manufacturability, not make frequent changes for manufacturability—and accelerate new product introduction. Define your manufacturer’s rules before you start, and apply them in real time as you design. That way, when you’re finished with the design, you’re already all ready for first-pass DFM signoff.
Real-Time Manufacturability Rule Checks While Designing
The best time to run design for manufacturing (DFM) checks? The past. The second best? Now. In-design DesignTrue DFM checks in the Allegro PCB Editor are always running as you design. You'll have already run all your design rule checks before you go to final signoff. When you do, signoff is smoother with less to fix, and less stressful when your release schedule is unharmed. All while keeping manufacturability above all else.
Broad Set of Rules for All Manufacturability Constraints
The signoff process is probably the most nerve-racking experience for engineers and managers. DFM signoff is no different. The DesignTrue DFM technology in the Allegro PCB Editor provides a wide set of checks to ensure the manufacturability of your designs. Spacing between copper features such as traces, pins, vias, and solder joints relative to the board outline and other copper features can be verified in real time while you design, independent of electrical and signal-based rules. But manufacturability is more than just copper spacing; it’s volume, and non-copper features, like holes and silkscreen printing, which all come into play at fabrication and assembly times. With over 2,000 checks, engineers and managers can be confident that their designs are electrically sound and manufacturable, too.
Easy to Use, Reuse, and Apply, Selectively, Exclusively, and Globally
Manufacturability rules are easy to manage and collaborate on. Just like electrical constraints, the easy-to-use spreadsheet interface is intuitive for engineers and non-engineers alike, which makes re-use easy. The constraints are highly configurable with the ability to enable and disable groups and whole categories of rules, or individual rules. Rules can be applied in etch mode, non-etch mode, and in stack-up mode, giving designers the ability to isolate layers, geometries, and cutouts.
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