McCAD PCB-ST

Key Features and Specifications

Operating Systems

  • Runs on any computer which supports your choice of system below.
      Macintosh..    System OSX 10.3 or later.
      MSWindows.. System Win98/ME/NT/2K/XP

Version Series

  • PCB-ST 3.0

Data Base

  • Resolution: 0.001"
  • Placement to: 0.001"
  • Netlist Driven
  • Graphic Input : By Mouse or Tablet

Grids

  • Number of defined grids: 16
  • Variable grids (user definable): 1-1000 mils
  • Supports Metric
  • Grid Snap
  • Off Grid Placement
  • Grid Style: Choice of Point or Standard Type

Zoom & Scaling

  • Preset view scales; 8
  • User determined view scale
  • View board command
  • Linear Zoom In/Out (surround view)

On-Line Management

  • Net Query & Editing
  • Part Query & Editing
  • Net List connection violations
  • E.C.O. (Electronic Change Order) cross environment manager
  • Library Editor Window

Autorouting

  • Internal Point to Point low level router
  • Optional Mid-Level Router (Tracker)
  • Optional High Performance Route (Trailblazer)

Utilities

  • Ground plane generation
  • Auto footprint replace
  • Automatic inter-layer item movement
  • Automatic solder mask creation
  • Automatic design rule check
  • Net List Compare/ Verify/ Append
  • Find utilities: part name, ref desig., net
  • Global Modify
  • Radial pattern construction Macros
  • Element modification after placement
  • Data Base Re-Pack
  • Data Base Sort
  • Custom SMT Macro Generator
  • Full DRC - Both Physical and Electrical
  • SMT Power Plane Connection Dispersion Macros

Editing tools

  • Cut, Copy & Paste
  • X Y locator, relative and absolute
  • Rulers
  • Grouping on the Fly Horizontal & vertical device mirror
  • Horizontal & vertical board mirror
  • Rubberbanding
  • Stretch lines
  • Auto VIA insertion
  • Inter-Layer Linking for SMT mgmt.
  • Auto Net Labeling
  • Auto Part Labeling
  • Import Via Clipboard
  • Export Via Clipboard
  • User programmable parameter Menus
  • Rotation increments - Standard 90 degrees
  • Definable rotation increment; 1 degree on most geometries

Design Limits

  • Board size limit: 32" x 32"
  • Single, double sided and multilayer
  • Double sided SMT
  • Max board layers per file: 32
  • Max board layers (system limit): 32
  • User Library size (symbol quantity): 127 /lib
  • Quantity of library symbols included 4000+; standard and SMT
  • Color with color chooser, and Monochrome capabilities

Text

  • Normal and vectored fonts
  • Text on design
  • Text edit on design after placement
  • Text on Silkscreen
  • Number of Fonts: up to 73
  • User Definable Fonts: 73
  • Font Rotation
  • Font Mirror
  • Re-Editable Text Strings

Input

  • Mouse
  • Graphics Tablet (via ADB or USB)
  • Keyboard

Input Files

  • Automatic parts placement
  • Automatic net list input
  • Net list with auto ground plane connect
  • Trailblazer Route File
  • Tracker Route File
  • ASCII text Design files
  • ASCII text Library Files from vendors conforming to IPC-7351
  • Vector PICT (via Clipboard File I/0 on Macintosh)
  • DXF file import

Tooling Control

  • Printer/plotter composite memories: 30
  • User Definable

Output Documents

  • Check Plots & Prints
  • PWB output: pads, traces, vias and masks on all layers
  • Silkscreen
  • Net list, parts list output
  • Drill list, Excellon drill tape output
  • Component location for auto assy equip.
  • Trailblazer & Tracker Documents
  • ASCll Design Dump
  • ASCll Library Dump
  • ASCII Plotter File Dump .. HPGL & DMP
  • User Library reports
  • Save as PICT
  • Gerber File for photo plot
  • DXF Output
  • Mult-Wire Autotest HP3960
  • GenCAD 1.4
  • IPC-356

Output Drivers

  • OS compatible Printers
  • Gerber Photo Plot

Library Editor

  • Custom symbols creation
  • On Line Editing
  • Separate design window
  • User definable
  • External user libraries
  • Optional...3rd party Libraries from www.pcblibraries.com