RS Components (RS) has launched DesignSpark PCB Pro, an upgraded version of its DesignSpark PCB design suite, adding a wealth of productivity features. DesignSpark PCB Pro is aimed at professional electronic design engineers — especially those working in SMEs.
As a result of customer feedback, RS has built out the DesignSpark feature set to bridge the gap between complex, expensive, high-maintenance PCB CAD software and low-end, unsupported open source products. DesignSpark PCB Pro adds many key productivity features designed to accelerate the design process dramatically, including blind and buried vias, extensive copper pour rules, hierarchical blocks, net class level spacing rules, and manufacturability checks. An upgraded autorouter optimises the efficiency of the board layout, while enhanced library support allows the latest symbols, footprints and 3D models to be imported.
Mike Bray, vice-president of DesignSpark, commented: “DesignSpark PCB Pro offers advanced professional design features at an affordable, one-off price. It is easy to access and simple to learn and use. DesignSpark PCB Pro will prove invaluable in accelerating design productivity without adding recurring costs.”
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