Select only what you need.
glance the McCAD product offerings may seem rather intense until you
discover that it is constructed so that you, the user, chooses only
what he needs and is not forced to get that which he does not require.
— These are the building blocks which you assemble so that you
can get your job done. Each module deals with a specific area of a
- Schematic Capture...
Basic or Advanced
- Analog/Digital Simulation
- Printed Circuit Design
- Gerber Translation &
- Gerber Viewing &
— These are simply groupings of the individual modules. These
are usually what most designers prefer for their tool sets. We have
created these bundles to make it easier for procurement departments
to order the software. There are only a few bundles and they do
not cover all the possible configurations. If you don't see a bundled
configuration that you need, you can then get the modules individually.
Or you can get a bundle and then get other modules. Other than a
slight difference in cost there is no difference between the modules
found in a bundle and those obtained separately.
Two(2) Schematics Systems — Not everyone needs
nor wants to deal with some of the complexities of using an Advanced
system. The Basic schematic system is very easy to use and satisfies
the needs of many, and at a lower cost. However, the Basic Schematic on Macintosh OSes ONLY functions
upto OSX 10.10. For newer Macintosh OSes the demanding designer will
find that the Advanced system provides the most capable capture
system available today.
why not two(2) Layout modules — The requirements
for board design are the same regardless of which schematic created
the design. Thus one layout module will work with both schematic
Simulator — This module can be used with either
of the schematic systems. It is better suited for use with the Advanced
Schematic system because you can then use the cross-linking features
which then make the two modules tightly integrated. If you use 3Spice
with the Basic Schematic system then you must use the Traditional
approach to simulation. If you don't understand the latter then
download "QuickStart to Simulation" to get an
understanding of the significant differences. Either arrangement
will work, however working with the advanced schematic (as in the
SimPlus Bundle) you will work much faster.
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