CADSTAR Schematic Capture

Fast, efficient and error free

CADSTAR Schematic Capture provides a fast, efficient way to capture design intent, rules and constraints for smooth and error-free transition to PCB Layout for product realisation.


  • Fully integrated with CADSTAR Design Editor with full bi-directional ECO to PCB Layout
  • Hierarchical, flat sheet or mixed design mode with unlimited design capacity
  • Drafting tools with auto-Snap including duplicate / replicate / trim / scale shape
  • Graphical Part browser and parametric search capability
  • Variant Manager with display control
  • Connection ‘autorouting’ with automatic symbol avoidance
  • Configurable B.O.M. parts list and exports to PDF, DXF, Netlist, PSpice, etc.



CADSTAR Schematic Capture

Data Integrity and Organisation

Key to the success of the CADSTAR suite is the true connective data structure that ensures net integrity throughout the design flow. CADSTAR Schematic Capture constantly tracks your design to maintain the integrity of the netlist, ensures reference names are unique, and tracks the currency of parts in the design so that your ideas are accurately captured.

Generating Outputs

Schematic Capture can generate Intelligent PDF, Bill-of-Materials and other standard formats outputs, or any custom format using the built-in Report Generator. Netlist data, including Spice format and pinlist files for FPGA integration, can also be exported to 3rdparty tools. Need more? Add your own applications and integrate them with CADSTAR using the OLE toolkit.

Definition of Rules and Constraints

In addition to track width, Net Class and Spacing Class (special spacing rules) you can assign a wide range of constraints to drive the CADSTAR High-Speed Design suite, Signal Integrity Verify and Power Integrity Analysis tools with the Constraint Browser.


CADSTAR Schematic Capture includes a library of ready-made parts and the Graphical Library Editor with symbol Wizards so that you define your own, or select from the Zuken on-line library of over 250,000 parts.

Speed and Accuracy

Work smarter and faster by re-using your existing design data, or even import it from another system using the free Design Migration tool.

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