CADSTAR customers with a valid maintenance contract can now requestCADSTAR License Authorisations by completing and submitting the form within the Zuken Global Support website.
It’s that time of year again. Yearly performance appraisals, staff planning and looking to the year ahead. But are you and your team ready for the new year? Do you have the in-house skills available? Are your team ready to take on the challenges that lie ahead in 2019? Or is it time to look at investing […]
Most CADSTAR users rely on the predefined menu system to access program features, but never realise they can set up a few shortcuts that save you time and frustration!
PCB designers working with advanced and complex designs are constantly pushing the boundaries to satisfy the signal integrity of routed differential pairs and busses. Those who work with flexible and flex-rigid PCB designs are perhaps the most demanding of all. A while ago, the introduction of the curved corner style for routing trunks in CADSTAR […]
We often hear about reverse engineering within mechanical engineering, but how is reverse engineering deployed in electronics and why? Firstly, what is Reverse Engineering? When we hear the phrase ‘reverse engineering’ being applied in an electronic product environment, the default assumption is that the intention is to replicate a product. It’s commonplace for companies to […]
The mind boggles when you look around at the range of electronic equipment we use on a daily basis. This technology is not just relied upon but is often taken for granted and often abused as a result. Case in point – teenagers; recklessly discarding their smartphones and still assuming them to work. I will, […]
Did you know that CADSTAR supports the import of Schematic and PCB designs from a range of CAD packages including PADS, PCAD, Orcad, Protel and Altium? This is achieved using the CADSTAR Design Migration Tool that you can download from the Zuken Global Support website. Once installed a new Design Migration command is added to […]
The process of PCB design and manufacture of printed circuit boards is a complicated and extensive process and it’s sometime easy to forget the variety of tasks that are completed as a result. In this blog we take you through the core stages that our PCB designers undertake and the tasks associated and talk through […]
Saving money, time and effort is always a key part of successful product development, but often achieving these savings can be challenging for designers who are reluctant to compromise quality for cost. We look at some of the ways savings can be made through effective and efficient PCB design. Effective PCB Design Layout Careful planning […]
CADSTAR 18 saw the launch of a new feature giving users the ability to annotate, track & ultimately approve design direction input dynamically to CADSTAR SCH or PCB – Welcome to CADSTAR Redlining! Being able to track changes and instructions from your design team within the CADSTAR suite of tools adds a new level of […]