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DownStream Technologies: New releases for BluePrint and CAM350

Release Highlights for BluePrint 5.1

Introduction
BluePrint Release 5.1 is the latest in customer driven releases. All new features and enhancements were requested by existing customers. Over the preceding year, DownStream Technologies queried our customer base for new ideas or enhancements to existing features. Each release of BluePrint contains many user requested features as well as quality enhancements.
Customers who are eligible for 12.1 & 5.1 are able to access these new builds.

New Functionality
The following functional enhancements are contained in BluePrint Release 5.1.

  • New Graphical User Interface
  • New Zoom and Pan Mode Options
  • Improved File Comparison for ECO Updates
  • Option to Fix Extension Length for Callout
  • Automatic Alignment of Via Graphics in Stackup Details
  • Change Coordinate Dimension to Move Objects
  • Last Used File Paths Preserved
  • Exclude Hyperlink Highlight in PDF/DXF
  • Exclude Dimensions in Exploded View
  • Pad and Via Visibility Control for Design View and PCB Views
  • Apply Format Applies All Font Options to BluePrint Reference Designators
  • Automated Expansion of Text Boxes
  • Highlight Text Boxes with Hidden or Truncated Content
  • Dimension Options Reorganized
  • Add Multiple Doglegs to Coordinate Dimensions
  • System Attributes for Component Mount Type and Mount Side
  • Via Graphic Management for Backdrill Stackup
  • BluePrint Reference Designator Options for Design View
  • Transparency Options in Design View
  • Print from Design View
  • Outline and Hatch Display for Pads and Traces in Design View and PCB Views
  • Run BluePrint Silently via Application Programming Interface (API)
  • Prompt for Selection Point via API
  • Retrieve Geometry Details from Various Objects via API
  • New Select PCB Command for Panel Editing
  • Scaled Panel Lettering Size
  • Expanded Document Variables for Panel Objects
  • New Pinning Hole Dimension for Panels
  • Show Chamfer Count for Panels
  • Panel Specific Coordinate Dimensions
  • Panel Milling Error Checking
  • Associate Pairs of Mill Tabs on a PCB Panel
  • Apply Parameters to All PCB Panel Images


Release highlights: BluePrint V5.1


 

Release Highlights for CAM350 / DFMStream 12.1

Introduction

CAM350/DFMStream Release 12.1 is the latest in customer driven releases. All
new features and enhancements were requested by existing customers. Over the preceding year, DownStream Technologies queried our customer base for new ideas or enhancements to existing features. Each release of CAM350/DFMStream contains many user requested features as well as quality enhancements.

 

New Functionality

The following functional enhancements are contained in Release 12.1.

 

General CAM350 Updates

  • Refreshed User Interface
  • Set Hole Type in NC Tools Table
  • Drill Layer Name for Each Tool Table
  • IPC-2581 Revision B Import/Export Support
  • ODB++ Version 8.0 Support
  • Complex Stencil Shapes in Aperture Table

 

DFMStream Updates

  • New DFM Stream Look and Feel
  • New Default Stream Option
  • Select and Manage Errors in Results View
  • Multi-threading Support Leads to Improved Processing Speed
  • Preprocess – Improved Laser Via Detection
  • Preprocess – Global Fiducial Detection
  • Preprocess – Netlist Extract Added to Preprocess
  • Signal Layer - Trace to Anti-Pad Spacing Check
  • Signal Layer - Same Net Spacing Checks
  • Negative Plane - Additional Negative Plane Checks
  • Negative Plane - Annular Ring Check Definition Expanded
  • Netlist Compare - No Connect Nets
  • Netlist Compare - Support for Plated Mill Routes
  • Soldermask - Ignore Non-plated Holes for Missing Copper and Missing Pad Checks
  • Results - Report Check Results Having No Errors

 

Release highlights: CAM350 V12.1

 

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