The standard printed circuit board design package includes the following.
1. Board outline 2. Component decals with proper outlines, setting of pad size and drill 3. Import components to board outline 4. Import Net list for electrical connections a. Net attributes, set perimeters for high voltage, etc., spacing, conductor width, and current b. Set up capacitates, match pairs, Radio frequency, high speed, shielded, class and isolation 5. Parts placement a. Critical parts placement b. Fixed components c. Physical constraints d. Groupings, circuits, voltage, connectors, balance fo parts and available space 6. Routing a. Hand routing for power, grounds, high voltage/current, critical nets and remaining nets b. Auto-Routing – allows the software to automatically route.*
*At GenArt Design we prefer hand routing to auto-routing. Auto-routing has been proven to be inefficient causing higher cost and higher rates of error. It may take more time to accomplish the results manually, however it ensures the most accurate results and higher quality results.
7.Labeling/generation of silkscreen text on board 8.Assembly drawing which takes board design and creates specific instructions for manufacturer to follow in assembly. 9.Generate the Gerber files which include all artwork layers, all paste masks and solder mask layers, silkscreen layers, fabrication and drill drawings, tooling files, NC drill files, placement files and test point files. 10.Generate documentation package in the form of a binder, files on CD, outline of contents, instructions on how to import digital files into a mechanical drafting packing, artwork, Gerber files in Gerber or pdf format, and assembly instructions.
Average Documentation Package Includes:
1. 1:1 PDF check plots 2. Gerber files 3. Apertures lists 4. Net list 5. NC Drill files 6. Pick and Place files 7. Test point location report files 8. Fabrication Drawings 9. Assembly Drawings 10. Bill of Materials 11. Parts Datasheets 12. DXF files 13. ProE files 14. ProE import instructions 15. Layer naming detail 16. PCB master CAD file 17. Schematic master CAD file
Design Capabilities Include:
1.Digital 2.Analog 3.Hybrid 4.Power 5.High voltage 6.High current 7.High/Low density 8.RF / Microwave 9.Rigid 10. Flex 11. Single sided 12. Double sided 13. Multilayer 14. Through hole 15. Surface mount 16. Mixed technology 17. Ball Grid Array (BGA) 18. Controlled impedance 19. Microstrip and stripline 20. Panelization 21. Scoring and Tab routing