Constraint Designer EE
Constraint Management Built for Engineers
With designs becoming more complex and project timelines shortening, it is essential to find ways to enhance the design process. Adopting a constraint-driven design flow can help you avoid errors, reduce confusion, and complete designs faster. Constraint Designer EE makes it easy to embed your PCB design constraints into your CAD environment. With Constraint Designer EE, you can easily communicate design intent through embedded rules and constraints throughout design development.
Simple spreadsheet interface makes it easy to add, review, and track design constraints without leaving your schematic design environment.
Specify design intent with full support for electrical, physical, and spacing rules for differential pairs and other critical nets.
Add, manage, and check your constraints directly inside your schematic design environment.
Easily and Accurately communicate your intent with constraint relationship visualization tools and unique setup wizards for complex interfaces (such as DDR).
Sync with PCB implementation at the touch of button. Even import stackup data to set layer and other physical rules at the schematic level.
Easily share common constraints across like elements in the same design or across designs.
DDR/High-Speed Bus Designer
Routing DDR and high-speed bus interfaces can be one of the most daunting tasks in your design. Just getting all the various signal relationships and requirements defined and understood can feel like a PhD thesis on its own. With the new bus designer, all you need to do is simply describe the bus you are trying route and Constraint Designer EE will handle generating the appropriate constraints automatically.
More Constraints, More Flexibility
Accurately describe your design intent so you can avoid issues down the road. Constraint Designer EE includes support for items such as back drill settings, pin-delay, via lists, etc. With Constraint Designer EE, you have the flexibility to define as many or as few rules as you need to ensure design success.
Physical Requirements at the Conceptual Stage
Often, you as the engineer have insight into specific routing layers and stackup requirements. Easily set these during the conceptual phase to ensure there is no confusion during implementation. With Constraint Designer EE, you can easily define and review critical, physical constraints while in your schematic environment.
Change Management Made Easy
In a PCB design project, the only constant is change. Whether it's changes to the features set, mechanical housing, general timeline, or target product cost, these changes need to be adjusted and managed within your design rules. Constraint Designer EE enables you to review constraint changes between schematic and PCB to verify proper design intent is being maintained. While change may be inevitable, Constraint Designer EE helps keep your design requirements in sync throughout the entire project.
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