DownStream Techonolgies - Solutions for Post Processing PCB Designs

DownStreaming 2020

DownStreaming is an opportunity for our product users to hear about future product plans and learn some tips and techniques for using our BluePrint and CAM350 products. The entirely on-line event is hosted by members of the DownStream team and presented in short sessions over three days. Browse through the descriptions below and click Register to sign up. Registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail with detail steps for joining the session. You must register individually for each session you are interested in. Thank you.

 

Tuesday - October 27, 2020

 

DownStream Welcome Address

Rick Almeida, Founder

1:00pm-1:30pm
This session offers a general DownStream overview, featuring our strategic direction, plus upcoming product roadmap. 

A Sneak Peek at CAM350 14.5 / BluePrint 6.5

Mark Gallant, Product Marketing Manager

2:00pm-3:00pm
What's next... Get an early look at features currently in DownStream product development.

Unlocking CAM350 Verification and Analysis

Ray Fugitt, Application Engineer

3:30pm-4:30pm
In this session we'll explore a number of CAM350's analysis and verification functions to mitigate errors between design revisions as well as using the tools to help select the best PCB fabricator for a design.

 


 

Wednesday - October 28, 2020

 

Using 3D Elements in PCB Documentation

Joe Clark, Founder

1:00pm-1:30pm
PCB 3D technology provides an opportunity to use 3D models to further illustrate complex PCB requirements in documentation. This session will cover using 3D PCB models to create interactive documentation that augments traditional 2D drawings.

Making Sense of Netlist Compare in CAM350

Mike Harris, Support Technician

2:00pm-3:00pm 
Netlist compare is the easiest and most efficient way to ensure that manufacturing data is correct before going to PCB fabrication. This session covers how to identify and troubleshoot common issues found in PCB artwork.

Illustrating Variants & Process Steps for Practical PCB Assembly Drawings in BluePrint

Joe Clark, Founder

3:30pm-4:30pm

Today's PCB designs deploy assembly variants to make the most of a single PCB component. However, most design tools provide little support for variants in documentation. This session explores how to create PCB assembly pictorials that accurately reflect variant builds during each phase of the assembly process step. 

 


 

Thursday - October 29, 2020

 

GUI Tips & Techniques for CAM350

Mark Gallant, Product Marketing Manager

1:00pm-1:30pm 
Version 14 of CAM350 introduced a new modernized user interface to maximize productivity. We will explore how to organize and manage the new CAM350 GUI to increase productivity and streamline the user experience.

Rethinking Assembly Panel Design in BluePrint

Ray Fugitt, Application Engineer

2:00pm - 3:00pm 
The term "panel design" is used to cover both PCB assembly panels and PCB fabrication panels for production. This session will push into common misconceptions about Panel design and what's really needed for successful PCB assembly.

Using 3D Models in PCB Post Processing and Stack Up Visualization

Rick Almeida, Founder 

3:30pm - 4:30pm

This session explores CAM350's 3D technology to model manufacturing data to help visualize how the finished PCB component will look like before submitting the design to fabrication. The session also explores how 3D can be tied in to verification and documentation.