The Valor® NPI software from Mentor Graphics is a unique new product introduction (NPI) solution that seamlessly links printed circuit board (PCB) layout design and manufacturing processes and operations. This paper describes how layout designers and product-level NPI engineers can prepare and validate product models using embedded or concurrent design-for-manufacturing (DFM) analysis while they are working with the leading PCB layout design tools.
What you will learn:
- The distinction between design rules and manufacturing process rules
- Best –practice integration and application of manufacturing rules at the design level
- Comprehensive product-modeling at the NPI level, for maximum intelligence and minimum complexity of hand-off to manufacturing process preparation.