- Integration with SharePoint 2010
- Improves productivity by expanding access to design data
- Enables asynchronous concurrent design
Incorporating design data management allows designers and design teams to work in parallel—with significant savings in the schedule—thanks to robust data vaulting and version control. Non-CAD users benefit from access to current design documents and view-and-mark-up technology that enable them to return comments directly to the design owners.
Comprehensive library model management for logical schematic blocks and physical modules promotes design reuse by providing rapid cataloging and access to reusable design IP. It allows capturing of existing logical and physical IP blocks, which can increase overall quality by allowing use of pre-validated IP. This, in turn, can help simplify complex design issues resulting in shorter overall design cycles.
Providing a configurable PCB Team Design environment allows companies to define and implement standard design methodologies across multiple design disciplines. Use of best practices maximizes individual productivity and reduces design throughput time. Parametric component searches tie into your company’s preferred components database, promoting the use of approved and preferred parts, vendors and manufacturers reducing component research time by as much as 75 percent.
Once you have your design, how do you ensure that your plans are properly communicated to the manufacturer? IPC-2581 is an open, neutral, global, independently developed and maintained format for communicating PCB build intent to manufacturing. This format is supported in both Allegro® PCB Designer and OrCAD® PCB Designer.