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BluePrint-PCB Webinar

Experience BluePrint's Cutting-Edge Technology found in 6.5

Wednesday - March 24

  • 6:00AM PDT/9:00AM EDT (2:00PM GMT / 3:00PM CEST)- Register
  • 11:00AM PDT/2:00PM EDT - Register

Now is the time to truly experience BluePrint-PCB. It's a revolutionary solution to address all your PCB documentation needs. With the changes in Release 6.5 we now support the importation and visualization of CAD designs containing Flex, Rigid Flex and Embedded component data in both 2D and 3D views. Key highlights include:

Import of ODB++ and IPC-2581 Rigid Flex Designs
Import of ODB++ and IPC-2581 Embedded Parts Designs
Stack Up Visualizer Rigid-Flex Related Updates:

  • Visualize and Manage Multiple Stackups Present in Rigid-Flex Designs
  • Support for PCB Core Materials Definition
  • Rigid-Flex Stackup Exchange with your PCB Fabricator
  • New Rigid-Flex and Other Advanced Packaging Material Types

3D Viewing of Rigid-Flex Designs, Embedded Components, Slots, Cutouts and Cavities
New and Modified Features to Support Rigid-Flex Documentation:

  • New Rigid-Flex Stack Up
  • New 3D Rigid-Flex Stack Up
  • Rigid-Flex Support in a Side View
  • New PCB Materials Table

New Backdrill Template to Improve Presentation of Partial Via Backdrills

In Release 6 we introduced:

  • 3D visualization and documentation of manufacturing data allowing users to minimize manufacturing defects and delays in production
  • A newly designed user interface common across all DownStream products
  • A common database between all DownStream products so data can be shared seamlessly
  • Technology and support for 64 bit

We created a truly integrated 2D/3D environment for improved PCB post processing. BluePrint-PCB 6.0 designed to automate, streamline and dramatically improve PCB Documentation.

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The goal is predictable, repeatable and error-free exchange of documentation between design and manufacturing. High quality PCB documentation leads to expedited assimilation of a design into manufacturing with fewer questions, fewer errors, and lower overall costs. Quality documentation results in shortened turn-around times, improved product quality, and overall reduced costs.

BluePrint allows you to take control of all your documents through automation, while enhancing detail, accuracy, and instructions. Discover how BluePrint will change the way you create, distribute and use PCB Documentation. 

How Does BluePrint Compare to Traditional PCB Documentation Tools?

  • BluePrint provides access to all the electrical intelligence contained in the PCB CAD database to create detailed documentation in the least amount of time.

  • BluePrint uses a drawing and sheet based approach to create actual PCB documents (drill drawing, assembly drawing, parts list, etc) and stores them in an electronic release package.

  • BluePrint uses the CAD data to automatically create unlimited views, details, and charts of the PCB and can revise the documentation to reflect new PCB changes in seconds.

  • BluePrint provides a robust set of drafting and dimension tools that rivals mechanical CAD for PCB documentation. However, mechanical CAD requires numerous translations of data from the PCB CAD system to the mechanical system requiring excessive time for translation and resulting in drastic loss of data that can be used to automatically create PCB drawings.

  • BluePrint requires one single load of the entire PCB CAD database to start the documentation process and uses all the CAD intelligence to help create the documentation. ECO changes are easily incorporated by “refreshing” the source CAD data. BluePrint “ripples” the new PCB data throughout the documentation package, updating every instance of a PCB View, detail, and chart.



The Benefits

With BluePrint, PCB engineering groups can expect to reduce the documentation process to a fraction
of the time it normally takes - even more when engineering change orders (ECOs) are required. With
ECOs, since all views, details, and charts of the PCB remain linked to the original PCB CAD data, they
are instantaneously refreshed in BluePrint whenever the original CAD data is changed. This technology
received a US Patent.

  • Lowers documentation cost and time, and increases detail accuracy
  • Shortens PCB design cycles
  • Reduces documentation time by as much as 60-80%
  • Improves manufacturing instructions
  • Simplifies manufacturing inspection

Webinars are conducted in English, and are approximately 60 minutes - time zone converter