McCAD  EDS-Plus
    An Integrated Design Bundle

McCAD EDS-Plus is an integrated Electronic Design System for the professional printed circuit designer. The EDS system is a bundling of our individual standalone software modules into a single package providing the electronic designer with the necessary tools to manage a complete design project. The EDS-Plus bundle consists of three modules. The primary difference with EDS-1 is that this bundle uses the Advanced Schematics Capture module SchematicsPlus

Advance Schematic Capture
 
PCB Layout with Gerber

Schematics Plus is a refreshing change from other difficult to use EDA programs. Schematic Plus's intuitive design makes its operation quick and easy.

A completely integrated, modern user interface, circuit design environment, the Schematic Plus module allows you to quickly and easily capture your schematic designs. You can customize almost everything in the design environment.

Whether your task is to create stand-alone circuit diagrams, prepare designs for simulation,or frontend PCB layout Schematic Plus provides you with an efficient development environment for defining modular circuit designs either Hierarchically or Flattened. Its Project Tree Manager window allows you to quickly locate any document at any level of your design.

Schematic Plus comes complete with symbol and package libraries containing thousands of parts and integrated symbol editing.


This full featured schematic editor comes complete with "rubberbanding", auto-scrolling, zoom, copy/paste/undo, and rotation/flipping of parts. All the features you would expect, but with the usual intuitive user interface found in all McCAD software systems.

Choose parts from the parts database with an easy to use yet powerful parts browser. Filter the list down by part name, functional category, manufacturer, or keyword.

Create or edit your own part symbols in the library symbol editor. Symbols are stored in the program database. This powerful yet simple drawing program supports rotation, copy/paste, and grid lines.

In addition to the standard extractions which include a variety of netlist and parts list formats, Schematic Plus also comes with a user modifiable Bill of Materials (BOM) report.  Since the extractor is fully scriptable almost any arrangement of data can be extracted and reported thus making Schematics Plus' collected data reportable to almost any other tool or data base system.

Cross-Probing
When Schematics Plus is coupled to the optional simulator module you can do cross-probing allowing you to display waveform results by simply marking pins, wires, and devices on the circuit drawing. Then monitor results and/or plot the results using linear or log-log scales.


System Requirements

EDS 2+ works on

  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista or,
  • Macintosh OSX. 
 

The PCB-ST module is an integrated PCB layout design environment for the board designer who does serious layout work and requires the availability of powerful design and edit tools at his fingertips. PCB-STs' numerous automated features allows you to quickly and easily complete your board design.

PCB-ST is net list driven and supports full forward and backward annotation of all net and component attributes passed to and from our McCAD SchematicsPlus. Cross checking is a snap. PCB-ST contains many intelligent features such as auto via insertion, design rule checking, dynamic place, auto ground plane creation, and auto thermal dispersion, which simplify and assist the designer with his work.

A number of routing options are provided. Included within these options is an internal point to point router which assists the user who wishes to do line by line routing. This method of assisted routing has proven to be very effective for many analog designers.

The PCB -ST module also easily links into McCAD Tracker and McCAD Trailblazer which are optional full featured autorouting engines, employing "push and shove technologies", providing superior routing performance. Up to 16 layers can be routed at breakneck speeds as all of these routers are available in native OSs for the power user. McCAD Trailblazer provides the user with a flexible interactive routing mode.

McCAD PCB-ST contains features such as; an on-line library editor, user definable design libraries,custom SMT Macro generator, net and part query and editing,auto labeling and much, much more. For a detailed listing of the key features found in the PCB-ST module please select the MORE FACTS button below.



Gerber
The Gerber Translator module converts the PCB-ST designs into a standard format Gerber photo-plotting text command file. This allows the user to produce the highest possible accuracy fabrication tools automatically. The generated format is universally accepted world-wide.

For a listing of key features and specifications of the primary modules in this bundle select the "MORE FACTS" button.

 

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"SchematicsPlus"- Capture System
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"PCB_ST"- Layout Editor
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