PCB123 Newsletter – January 2016


PCB123® Newsletter

It’s a new year! New calendar, new budgets, new project schedules… time to get to work!

This month’s PCB123® Newsletter gets to work, too, with tips and techniques aimed at improving your overall speed, accuracy and effectiveness with PCB123. We’re sure these topics will help you get from concept to manufacture faster than ever before.

And – as always – we encourage you to share your tips with the whole user community through the PCB123 Forums.

Nolan Johnson
CAD/EDA Manager


Get the Most out of PCB123

Sal Hernandez has chosen some of the most recent helpful topics share with you. Take a look and let us know if you have anything to add!

We hope you find this information useful. We always appreciate suggestions from readers on topics to cover here. Don’t hesitate to send us suggestions.


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