Reference Designators on super-dense boards

Over at the "Hot Wires" blog ( a Circuits Assembly magazine feed), Duane Benson from Screaming Circuits has just posted a GREAT bit of information on how to create reference designation for boards too dense to print them on the board itself. This is critical...

Explanations of the PCB123 DRC Violation Types

PCB123 DRC Violation Types All DRC categories reported by the Design Rule Checker in PCB123 are listed here, with either an explanation of what causes the error, or a description of how to resolve the error. At this writing, such information is not included in the...

John Teel Dishes wisdom on PCB Design in Make: Magazine

John Teel is the Principal at Predictable Designs.  He's a regular user of Sunstone Circuits' manufacturing services, and a regular contributor to Make: Magazine. http://makezine.com/2016/08/15/7-fatal-mistakes-avoid-printed-circuit-board-pcb-design/ Here's a link to his article the Seven Fatal Mistakes in PCB design. As I read John's article, it strikes me that...

EDA Tools: Automation vs. Control

  Over at PCB Design 007, Andy Shaughnessy just posted this interview with Stephen Chavez at UTC Aerospace. EDA Tools - An Aerospace Designer's Perspective What Stephen has to say matches exactly with what we've been seeing in our PCB123 user base over the last 12 years. Designers...