PCB Libraries offers McCAD users cut in design time
Nov 06, 2007
PCB Libraries, Inc offers all major CAD vendors: reduced design time, higher accuracy, and compliance with the IPC-7351, Generic Requirements for Surface Mount Design and Land Pattern Standard. The IPC-7351 is the new IPC Land Pattern Standard replacing the IPC-SM-782, and represents a change in the way land patterns are defined, developed, and categorized.
LP Wizard for McCAD greatly reduces the time it takes to build library parts and ensures compatibility with the latest IPC Standard for surface mount CAD library construction.
Maximizing ROI has been the driving force behind the development of the LP Software, a software tool that has rapidly proliferated through the EDA industry.
PCB Libraries developers created an award-winning software that takes most of the tediousness associated with creating land patterns out of the design process. The intention was to eventually offer support for all CAD formats, a monumental task that is well on course for completion. With support for all CAD formats, users will be able to create a library in one CAD format and transfer it to any other as needed, while maintaining one source of library documentation. "By automating a large part of the design process, we eliminated a lot of duplication of effort and countless possibilities for human error," said Nick Ban, PCB Libraries.
The LP Software suite consists of the LP Viewer, Calculator, Librarian and Wizard. The time to build a standard SMT library part that previously took on average 30 minutes or 1 hour has been reduced to as little as 5 minutes. The generated library parts comply with the latest land pattern and surface mount design requirements as defined by the IPC. "Designers want to be confident that what they deliver will be trouble free, and using good libraries only raises their confidence in their work," says George Voss of McCAD.
The IPC-7351A LP Wizard for McCAD is now available for purchase direct from PCB Libraries at $1,770 USD. All licenses come with one year of maintenance and a starter set of libraries. For more information about the tool, visit www.PCBLibraries.com/McCAD.