- Improved flow integration
Automatically detects when an ECO/Update to the PCB design may need to be applied to the panel documentation.
- Via Stack-up Template Graphics Enhancements
New Graphic Images for Via Stack-up Templates and Controls for Via Display in Stackup
You can now create specific images for Blind (or Laser) Vias in Via Stackup Templates in the Fabrication Drawing pallet. A new tab in the Format Via Stackup Template dialog allows you to control via images and the order in which vias are displayed in the Via Stack-up Template. You are also able to stack via images in the same vertical column.
The Format Via Stack-up dialog allows you to order and align vias in the Via Stack-up template display. Via image formats include Cylinder, Cone Up and Cone Down.
- ECO Support for Process Steps
Process Steps Enhancements Support ECO Update for Re-import of CAD Data
Now your Process Steps can be defined in a manner that support automatic update when new CAD data is re-imported into your OrCAD Documentation Editor-PCB Release Package. Process Step Templates are introduced so that your Process Step definitions can be saved to the Element Gallery for reuse.
Three Process Step Template types are defined. The Basic Template type for a Process Step defines the legacy Process Step structure; the Basic Template type collects parts by Reference Designator name and remembers the collection based on Reference Designator name only.
The Component Attribute Template Type for a Process Step fully supports ECO update of CAD data. The Component Attribute Template type is defined by SQL statements that collect parts into Subgroups for the Process Step. The SQL statements are generic references to Component attributes that are reanalyzed on ECO update during CAD data re-import.
The Part Type Template type for a Process Step fully supports ECO update of CAD data. The Part Type Template type is defined by the definition for Part Type in the Parts List Manager. The Part Type is defined by a unique set of component attributes. The Part Type collects parts into Subgroups based on common Part Types for the Process Step. The Part Type definition is generic reference into Component attributes that is reanalyzed on ECO update during CAD data re-import.
- IPC-2581 Revision B Support
Support for the Latest Revision of the IPC-2581 Specification for EDA Data Transfer
The IPC-2581 import command is updated to support the latest revision of the IPC-2581 specification. New features supported include: (1) Void support in Contours, (2) new Layer Stackup Content, (3) Hollow/ Mesh / Hatch filling styles, (4) Line Styles and (5) Component Outline support
Contents Tree Pallet supports Sheet Duplication
The Contents Tree pallet view now supports a context menu item for duplicating a sheet. All contents. All contents are duplicated. The sheet name and number are incremented.