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Re-use existing circuitry by importing board blocks that you’ve created previously – or divide your design for reuse and collaboration.
Define board block areas within your PCB design and save the contents of each board block to separate child board design files.
The block areas stay within your parent PCB design, but you can share saved child boards with other users. Child boards can be imported into any PCB design, reusing content such as placement, routing, and silkscreen. This can save time and reduce risk for common or layout-critical circuits such as “buck” DC-to-DC converters.
Simplify schematic layout with off-page connectors and global signals to break large circuits into manageable schematic sheets. Within Schematic Editor, sheets can be locked individually. While an engineer is editing a sheet, other engineers worldwide can see that it is locked, but they can still safely edit unlocked sheets.
The footprint and symbol editors provided within the Library Editor facilitate creation and customization to meet your company standards. Assign and align 3D models, natively, within the design environment or draw block shape data using 3D component areas, switching seamlessly between 2D and 3D views.
Including 45-degree routing, curves, push-aside, springback, copper-plough, teardrops, differential pair and bus routing. Full-featured, practical and fast, with all you need to design and optimize high-density, high-performance PCBs.
Form factors and other physical requirements come in different formats and you need to share them in different formats too. DXF, IDF and IDX import and export are right where you need them – directly in eCADSTAR PCB Editor.
eCADSTAR features direct integration to some of the world’s largest part vendors and online component libraries.
The web lookup functionality allows you to find part information instantly, with direct access to live stock, pricing, and datasheets.