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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 Top 5 Enhancements Video

SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design solutions were added to SOLIDWORKS two generations ago as a result of a partnership between DS SolidWorks and Altium. The partnership yielded two products: SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector, which connects Altium Designer to SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS PCB, which was developed by the combined efforts of DS SolidWorks and Altium. This product directly…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 3D Integration Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 3D Integration Enhancements

As a pioneering technology for E-CAD and M-CAD design, the development team at SOLIDWORKS has done a fantastic job with SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018. We have listed a few of the changes that take this product to a new level as a productivity tool. Hardware management: The improvements to SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 include a better way…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 Database Link

As we advance into a technology driven future it has become more of a necessity for all systems to be connected and to have information bidirectionally accessible.  In SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018, it is now possible to establish connections to databases outside of the SOLIDWORKS environment such as ERP systems, Purchasing systems or company grown data systems….

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SVN Version Control in SOLIDWORKS PCB

Managing PCB design files is easy with the built in Subversion (SVN) Version Control System in SOLIDWORKS PCB. The SVN Version Control System works in collaboration with the SOLIDWORKS PCB Services. An SVN Version Control System works by managing project changes through unique revisions. As files are Commit (checked in) to the repository, a new…

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Class Generation in SOLIDWORKS PCB

A SOLIDWORKS PCB Class is a logical group of design objects. Grouping objects into a class allows for simplified viewing of the PCB layout and the creation of targeted design rules. SOLIDWORKS PCB class types include: nets, components, layers and polygons. Creating a Net Class Net classes can be assigned to individual connections by simply adding…

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Adding an Overline in SOLIDWORKS PCB

An overline in digital logic is used to indicate an inversion or NOT function. SOLIDWORKS PCB allows for overlines to be inserted in most text fields. A common application for inserting a PCB overline is to distinguish a pin as being an active-low signal in an integrated circuit or microcontroller. Careful consideration should be given…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 IPC Footprint Wizard

The SOLIDWORKS PCB IPC Footprint Wizard is probably one of the most anticipated features for SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018; we expect this to reduce creation time, increase accuracy and create the necessary step files to synchronize with SOLIDWORKS. Along with creating high pin out packages it follows IPC-73551 standard. Where to find these features: Launch the…

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Configuring the Layer Stack Manager in SOLIDWORKS PCB

The PCB stackup plays a crucial role in achieving optimal product performance. A well-designed PCB stackup can ensure adequate signal quality, reduce electromagnetic emissions, minimize production costs and improve board manufacturability. The Layer Stack Manager in SOLIDWORKS PCB gives designers the ability to fully define the PCB stackup and save configurations for future use. Accessing…

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