Zuken has released CADSTAR 14. The update features productivity enhancements, including improved error report management, an updated BGA wizard and automatic net rerouting.
CADSTAR 14 offers new features to help identify critical errors early in the design process, the company says. Errors captured in the design rule check report can be marked as accepted to ease the design review process and improve communication of the status of each error. User-defined color-coding of accepted and non-accepted errors aids traceability, and the most important errors appear at the start of the report, allowing designers to focus on critical issues in the design.
The enhanced BGA Wizard allows mirror viewing and editing of footprints in the parts library. The BGA and Staggered Grid Wizards have also been improved to allow additional pin configurations to be specified, enabling automated creation of any high pin-count device.
CADSTAR 14 now dynamically reroutes nets when components are moved during logical circuit design, saving time and improving productivity, the company says.
Zuken has also updated CADSTAR Express, its free evaluation software.
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