CADSTAR BUNDLES FOR 2013 save customers significant dollars by grouping certain popular features into competitve pricing bundles ranging from $1000 to $15,000. Listed below are the features of the Bundles Lite, Basic, Professional and Extreme
Lite Bundle Includes the powerful professional tools and features:
B2 SPICE Mixed Mode Simulator
CADSTAR to Spice Translator
Data Sheet Library Publisher
PCB Design Editor Limited to <2Kpins
Place and Route Editor
4 Layer Auto-router
Import Capability for PADS, Orcad, and Altium Schematic and PCB and Library Data
Basic includes all contained in the Lite Bundle Plus.........................................................
One year Maintenance and Support and Upgrade Subscription
Access to 250K parts online
PCB Design unlimited pins
B2 Spice Mixed Mode XSPICE Simulation.
Multi pass Auto-router
IDF in / out
Professional Bundle includes all in the Lite and Basic Plus....................................
XR2000 High Speed Auto-router
Unlimited Layers AutoRouter
Rules by Area
Extreme Bundle includes all in the Lite, the Basic, the Professional plus.................
XR 5000 Router
Signal Integrity Verify
In addition to these very cost efficient Bundle offerings, some advanced CADSTAR users choose to benefit from these additional performance enhancing options..................................................................................................
The Design Rule Error report now has a check box next to each Design Rule Error. These check boxes allow the user to select the error as being accepted. All errors marked as being accepted are moved to the bottom of the report the next time a Design Rule Check is performed.
There is now support for using alphanumeric names for pins in footprints and for using numeric pin names, for skipping numbers.
In Component Designs pin sequence numbers have been replaced by pin identifiers, which can be alphanumeric.
In Library Editor part pin names can now be numeric.
Within the library there is an update to the format to replace pin sequence numbers with pin identifiers for Database Libraries, on opening an old Database Library in CADSTAR 14.0 this upgrade will be done, meaning the Database will then not work in older versions of CADSTAR.
Automatic Editing of Schematic Moves
When moving design items around on a schematic, the connections on the item will be autorouted when the new 'Autoroute on Move option' is turned on. The Autoroute on Move option can be changed on the Interaction tab of the Options dialog or the context menu during a move.
BGA Wizard Update
Our BGA Wizaard now allows for multiple irregular array definitions matching most industry standards and now resequences the pin naming conventions automatically.
FPGA Automatic Part Build
Using an industry standard CSV format, Custom FPGA gates, components and parts can be built from data exproted by your firmware development systems to automate this otherwise slow and error prone process
Automatic Drill Table Enhancements
Our drill tables are now autogenerated and feature customizable features permitting association of Drill Letters whereby the most frequently used drill in a design to be assigned the @ character and this character is not drawn. Now there is another option, to do this suppression of the most frequent drill letter per Layer Pair rather than just for the most used overall. Making use of this method will append the @ character to the letter in the on screen drill table and in reports, but to reduce clutter on the design that Letter will not be drawn though the Drill annulus still will be.
Provision now made to assign name range by sheet in schematic
Name Range By Sheet is a new function in CADSTAR Design Editor, found on the Settings menu, that helps the user manage symbols throughout the design lifecycle by enforcing a naming convention across each sheet of a schematic design.
The enhancement applies to symbols, testpoints and starpoints.
Via Color Assignment by Layer Pair
In Previous versions of CADSTAR Trunk Vias and normal Vias are coloured depending on the current layer. The colours for these vias are defined in the Colours dialog under Trunk - Vias and Vias sections. Now the Colour - Vias dialog for Trunk - Vias and Vias has an additional option to allow Vias to be coloured by its layer pair. When Colour by Layer Pair is selected the dialog shows the layer pairs in the current design, and allows the user to select the colour for a layer pair.