Advanced Feature ToolKit
Adds additional functionality such as coordinate dimensions to the basic tool pallet and tool bar, BluePrint Reference Designator text box generator and blind buried via support in layer stack up, PCB views, and drill charts. Also enables search functionality.
Assembly Drawing ToolKit
BluePrint's Assembly Drawing Toolkit allows PCB views to be displayed by variant, variant manager, variant lists, variant status in parts list and variant legend. It also enables side and sectional view wizards. This flexibility gives you more control over how you display and organize your documentation. Assembly Drawing Toolkit allows the parts list to be displayed by variant in the parts list manager. It also enables the importation of variant lists via CSV format. It enables displaying of PCB Views by process step, process step manager, process step chart, display of process, steps in parts list manger.
Assembly Panel ToolKit
Designers often panelize single boards into arrays or sub-panels. Documenting the finished panel and adding features such as pinning holes, fiducials, score lines and breakaway tabs can be difficult and time consuming in today's CAD and CAM tools. BluePrint has panel drawing elements and tools that simplify the panel documentation process.
This feature allows you to:
Release Package Management
The core of BluePrint is its single electronic release package database. The release package stores imported data as well as supports exporting functions so that documentation and machine files (Gerber, ODB++, NC, Centriod, etc) can be exported and stored right in the release package database. This creates a single data file that contains all design information, Gerber files, NC files, PDF and DXF files, and related PCB documentation for distribution to document control, procurement, and manufacturing.
Single Release Package database stores all deliverables in one electronic file.
Easy Release Package Distribution and Viewing
The Release Package database can be shared in a variety of ways to ensure accurate, comprehensive content while maintaining IP security. The Release Package can be sent "as is" with all available data, or it can filtered to only distribute the files necessary for a specific process (i.e. procurement, fabrication, assembly, etc).
DownStream supports a number of methods to view Release Packages:
Because the database is an electronic "Release Package" file, this same file can now be used to disseminate PCB data from Engineering to downstream procurement, fabrication, assembly, and QA/QC processes. Using DownStream's free Release Package viewer all the content created by engineering, Outputs; reports, documents, and associated files are stored in the Release Package, can be accessed, viewed, and extracted by manufacturing. Greatly reducing the chance that data may be missing or incorrect. In addition, any hyperlinks created within the documentation are supported, allowing manufacturing to quickly find information relevant to the fabrication and assembly process.