PCB Wizard 3 is a powerful package for designing single-sided and double-sided printed circuit boards (PCBs).
It provides a comprehensive range of tools covering all the traditional steps in PCB production, including schematic drawing, schematic capture, component placement, automatic routing, Bill of Materials reporting and file generation for manufacturing. In addition, PCB Wizard 3 offers a wealth of clever new features that do away with the steep learning curve normally associated with PCB packages.
Designing Circuit Boards—To design a circuit board, simply drag and drop components onto your document and connect them together using the intelligent wiring tool. Then select the menu option ‘Convert to PCB’ and leave PCB Wizard 3 to do the rest for you.
Designing Circuit Boards—PCB Wizard 3 is both easy to learn and easy to use. To design a Circuit board. simply drag and drop components onto your document and connect them together using the intelligent wiring tool. Then select the menu option ‘Convert to PCB’ and leave PCB Wizard 3 to do the rest for you.
If you want to simulate your design before turning it into a Circuit board. PCB Wizard 3 offers tight integration with Control Studio 2. Bright Spark and Livewire. It also supports Crocodile Clips software.
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Component Placement & Automatic Routing—Strategic component placement is criticai to achieving successful routing and PCB Wizard 3 has been greatly enhanced in this area. The process is nowfully automated and PCB Wizard 3 is able to calculate an optimum board size for you and intelligently position components in preparation for automatic routing.
PCB Wizard 3 includes an advanced automatic routerthat is able to route single-layer and double-layer boards. Available with a brand new ‘rip-up and retry’ algorithm rather than the single-pass’ method used in previous versions. PCB Wizard 3 achieves extremely high completion rates by going back and re-routing nets to make space for connections that could not be routed on a previous pass.
Style Views—Styles are a powerful PCB Wizard 3 feature that greatly simplifies the process of viewing circuits. They are particularly useful when assembling and soldering Circuit boards.
The styles themselves are simply combinations of various display options that alter howthe Circuit looks. By clicking on the different preset style settings you can see a board in ‘Real-world’ (3D look), ‘Artwork’ (finished film), ‘Unpopulated’ (board without components) and ‘Prototype’ (pre-production board) views.
Copper Pour—PCB Wizard 3 features a powerful new copper pour system that can help to reduce your manufacturing costs by minimizing the amount of etching solution required. To use it. all you have to do is inserí a copper area on your board and any pad or track inside the selected area will be automatically surrounded with a gap of the desired size. As you update your design. the copper area is re-calculated.
CAD/CAM—PCB Wizard 3 provides support for a number of different manufacturing output formats. You can produce Excellon Drill files for numerically controlled (N.C.) drilling machines as well as generate data files forthird party software, thus enabling PCBs to be machined without the need for Chemical etching.
PCB Wizard 3 can also produce the industry standard RS-274D and RS-274X Gerber files for sending to board manufacturers.
Report Generation—As with Livewire. a Bill of Materials spreadsheet can be produced containing properties assigned to the components in your design. PCB Wizard 3 lets you define the exact format of the report and it is possible to total up numeric properties for costings, and so forth.
Working with PCB layouts Drawing Circuit board layouts
- PCB componente within PCB Wizard are known as packaqes. These represent the physical shape of each type of component.
- You can add packages using the Gallery.
- Connections between packages can be added using tracks, pads and wires.
- Circuit boards themselves can be modelled using a board tool to define the board shape.
- Add labeis to printed Circuit boards by using the copper labei tool.
- A copper area tool helps reduce your manufacturing costs by automatically adding areas of solid copper to all ofthe unused parts of your Circuit board.
- Click here to see how you can create your own components. Automatic tools
- PCB Wizard also includes a range of tools for producing printed Circuit boards automatically.
- Circuit diagrams can be converted into printed Circuit board layouts.
- In addition. An automatic router is able to automatically calculate the position of each track in your Circuit.
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Single-user licenses allow the software to be installed and used on one computer.
Multi-user licenses allow the software to be installed and used on the number of computers specified by the license. Multi-user licenses also allow the software to be used on a network provided that the maximum number of concurrent users does not exceed the number of computers specified by the license.
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