DxPDF allows you to make intelligent PDFs of your schematic. The hierarchy of the design is preserved, nets are cross-referenced, and a search can be performed on any text that is visible in the schematic.
Since PDF is an industry standard and free viewers are available, this single file can be an ideal way to distribute completed designs to users who do not have Mentor's DxDesigner. DxPDF can also used in conjunction with enterprise-wide data management systems since the single file format and common viewer make it easy to store and distribute schematic design data.
DxPDF utility flexibility coupled to built-in intelligence of generated PDF document makes it an ideal tool for design review. Documents can easily be shared allowing remote reviews. Tedious paper-based signal tracing, particularly with hierarchical design methodology, is productively replaced by a fast computer-based approach.
PDF document of one particular block or of the entire design can be generated allowing intermediate reviews.
Sheets excluded from the DxDesigner project Navigator can also be optionally excluded from the generated document.
This allows control over the document content to easily share the relevant piece of information and preserve Intellectual Property while reviewing schematics with customers or sub-contractors. The sheet order in the PDF Bookmarks pane exactly reflects the sheet order in the DxDesigner Project Navigator. Sheet numbers match too.
Practically the whole generated document can be navigated with the ability to push through hierarchy and to jump between on/off sheet connectors (or links).
Useful design information such as symbol definition and associated properties can be accessed from a popup window on a per component basis.
In industries where a paper version of the schematics is still required, it is important to be able to adjust some graphical parameters to match printout standard requirements.
Colour schemes for Black & White or coloured printing on block or white background as well as font mapping can be applied on generation to personalize the documentation according to your needs.