AKA: Announcing Layout, Footprint Generation, And Gerber Exporting
It’s finally here! We have spent the better part of the last year building the worlds most sophisticated layout tool. And it does everything you’ve asked for and more! We started work on it back in November 2011, launched it into private testing about 6 months ago, and have already exported and manufactured hundreds of boards. And its finally rock solid, and ready for prime time.
Here are the improvements:
- PCB Editing! Woot!
- Support for infinitely many layers (some mfg limitations)
- Support for infinitely large boards (some mfg limitations)
- Full real-time design rule checking
- Multi-editor collaboration just like our schematic tool
- Same time schematic & PCB editing… for the first time ever… like in the world… first. time. ever…. this is a pretty big deal.
- A system of automated footprint generators based on the IPC standards
- A custom footprint editor for connectors and non-standard parts
- RS274-x Gerber exporting (that actually works, and are manufacturable)