Zuken Rleases eCADSTAR 2024.0 for PCB Design

BRISTOL, UK, and WESTFORD, MA, June 10, 2024 – Zuken announces the 2024.0 release of eCADSTAR, Zuken’s next-generation PCB design system for small and medium businesses. The new release includes a number of improvements ranging from enhanced design reuse, simplified revision tracking, and more robust schematic design.

eCADSTAR 2024 supports PCB designers in meeting the increasing demand for compact, high-performance, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly electronic devices. Addressing the challenge of special components like Planar Transformers or limited PCB space, the 2024.0 release optimizes the placement of etched parts (like resistors) on inner layers, essential for the termination of critical signals. The intuitive footprint editor allows for easy customization of size and shape, ensuring accurate resistance values and enhancing design efficiency.

Design Comparison Capability for Revision Tracking

The new release introduces a comprehensive design comparison capability that allows designers to easily identify differences between two PCB or schematic designs. This feature is invaluable for understanding revisions made over time, especially when the documentation of changes is deficient. In addition, the shape comparison tool aids in reverse engineering efforts by highlighting discrepancies in copper and routing patterns.

Efficient Component Transfer

The new “Copy Complete Part” feature allows designers to effortlessly transfer a component, along with its comprehensive set of data including PCB footprint, schematic symbol, padstacks, and 3D model, from a customer-specific or prototype library directly to a central library in a single action. This capability not only saves valuable time, but also ensures consistency and accuracy in the design process – a significant improvement over the piece-by-piece transfer processes of the past.

Schematic Updates for Improved Design Experience

eCADSTAR Schematic Editor has received several updates to improve the design experience. The documentation enhancements now include support for variant text. The drawing of nets and buses has been optimized to make the process of connecting components much easier. In addition, the introduction of new Design Rule Checks (DRCs) helps identify potential problems early on, streamlining the design process, reducing overall design time, and minimizing the need for later revisions.

eCADSTAR is available in perpetual or subscription licenses with various bundles to fit individual needs. To learn more, or to request an evaluation, please visit www.ecadstar.com/en/resource/evaluation/


eCADSTAR is a modern, internet-connected 3D PCB Design software suite that combines the power of modern electronic design automation (EDA) technology with the flexibility of the internet through a unified user interface and a centralized library that supports all PCB design stages from schematic and placement/routing through to manufacturing outputs. eCADSTAR helps ensure that electronic engineers and PCB designers achieve top-class designs through an easy-to-use integrated design experience.

To learn more, please visit www.ecadstar.com.

About Zuken

Zuken is a global software company delivering electrical and electronic design solutions. Founded in 1976, Zuken has a consistent track record of technology innovation and financial stability in the electronic and electrical design automation (EDA) industry. With its CR-8000 and E3.series product families, Zuken provides a robust lineup of system-level 2D/3D electrical and electronic toolsets complemented by comprehensive design data and configuration management capabilities.

Most recently, Zuken has embraced digital transformation and, more specifically, digital engineering as the way forward with its entry into the model-based systems engineering (MBSE) industry. Today, Zuken delivers world-class design solutions combining MBSE products and services with a mature, proven electrical and electronic design suite to address the needs of a broad range of industries across the globe.

For more information about the company and its products, visit www.zuken.com.

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