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August 23, 2021
Number One Systems, a PCB design solution company, has released Easy-PC version 25, with over 25 new technology features based on user requests from professional PCB designers.
“With designs becoming more technologically advanced and faster, new advanced features and working smarter have been the emphasis for version 25 this year,” says Fiona Colman, marketing manager at Number One Systems. “Every single feature can be traced back to a named customer in one of over 105 countries that Easy-PC has been sold into around the world.”
Easy-PC has been created by a team of engineering professionals who have rewritten the rule book for electronic design automotion tools to provide the optimal design experience. Easy-PC has features providing everything required to easily create schematics, PCB layout, and manufacturing output, according to the company. A set of libraries that can be altered and extended is also included, as is the Component Search Engine with over 15 million parts available to download and use for free.
A few of the new enhancements found in version 25 of Easy-PC include:
- Differential Pairs with length matching that are now supported in Easy-PC. Functionality has been added to enable their definition, parameters, addition, editing, checking and reporting. Once the pair of signals is identified in the design, the Diff Pair option enables the designer to start routing without further setup.
- Easy-PC 25 adds methodology for specifying whether vias are to be 'tented.' A Tented Via is one that is covered with solder resist during the manufacturing stage. For this to be processed, the via that is to be tented must be identified in the design and a specific output generated.
- New Design Rule Checks added to enhance design checking so that errors can be rectified at an earlier stage. Additional checks for Undrilled Pads and Via to SMD Pad distance on the same net are included as well as a new Track Spacing option for Teardrops.
- Resize Shape that enables shapes to be replicated and resized. The resizing can be larger and smaller than the original shape selected. The ability has been added to grow or shrink Area, Board, Copper or Doc shapes, having many uses.
Additional enhancements include Autoplace Component Names, Recent Used Components List, Copper Coverage Report.
For more on the enhancements found in version 25, go to https://www.numberone.com/latest-version. Easy-PC with integrated schematic capture and PCB Layout starts at $457.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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