Pulsonix PCB Design adds 3D collision detection for multiple boards and board bending in version 12.0


Bent boards showing detected clashes between boards

New 3D design features along with 64-bit processing and multi-core support allow our designers to quickly visualize design changes in 3D, even with large designs and stacked boards.

Pulsonix™ (http://www.pulsonix.com), the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company providing state-of-the-art PCB design solutions, today announced the release of Pulsonix version 12.0 , which adds new features, significant speed improvements, and requested usability improvements. “Version 12.0 offers a significant advancement to our users in areas of the PCB design process that they believe would benefit them the most,” said Bob Williams, Chief Marketing Officer of Pulsonix. “New 3D design features along with 64-bit processing and multi-core support allow our designers to quickly visualize design changes in 3D, even with large designs and stacked boards.”

Pulsonix 3D features now include 3D collision detection for multi-board designs and board folding. This allows designers to view boards in a stacked or folded configuration and verify that boards and components fit together in the intended space. Automated clash detection will flag any space violations, and there’s a new feature that allows designers to ignore clashes intended for known connection points such as plugs and sockets.

These new 3D features are integrated into a new consolidated 3D design menu that organizes setup and operation for a more intuitive workflow. This simplifies the interface and enables new functionality while minimizing complexity.

Pulsonix 12.0 is significantly faster thanks to the new 64-bit implementation and additional multi-threading capabilities to speed up time-consuming functions. Two specific examples are 1) users with large designs will see significant speedups due to the increased 64-bit address space and multi-threading for library access, and 2) 3D rendering is now multi -thread, which means 3D visualization and STEP output can be spread across multiple cores and done in less than half the time.

“Another common request is dark mode for the UI,” Williams added. “Not only is the new dark mode option changing to a dark background scheme, we’re also replacing all toolbar icons with a set that’s more compatible with dark mode. Whether it’s to reduce fatigue ocular, power consumption or just aesthetics, I’m sure dark mode will be a popular feature.

Additional rules and DRC checking add new functionality to the interactive broadband option. With new rules such as stub routing length, loop antenna, return path, SMD to corner and SMD to plane rules, greater accuracy when designing critical advanced circuits can be achieved. Additional enhancements to differential pair track editing further enhance Pulsonix accuracy.

“With nearly 100 documentable additions and changes, Pulsonix version 12.0 is a significant release with advanced technology and features that directly benefit our customers,” added Williams.

To see a complete list of all enhancements in Pulsonix 12.0, visit http://www.pulsonix.com/latestversion.

About Pulsonix

Pulsonix’s highly productive EDA technology suite was designed to meet the ever-changing needs of 21st century PCB design and sets the new standard for the electronics industry with schematic capture and circuit layout programs printouts that are easy to use and learn. Pulsonix software engineering professionals understand the need for high quality and fast response times, and use the latest software writing techniques in graphics and data management to produce the best tools. of their category. Pulsonix was founded in 2001 and is a division of WestDev Ltd. Visit Pulsonix at http://www.pulsonix.com for more information.

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