“Version 12.0 offers a significant step up for our users in the areas of the PCB design process that they say would benefit them the most, ” said Bob Williams, marketing director for Pulsonix. “The new 3D design features along with 64-bit processing and multi-core support allow our designers to quickly visualize design changes in 3D even with large designs and stacked boards.”
Pulsonix 3D capabilities now include 3D collision detection for both multi-board designs and board folding. This allows designers to visualize boards in a stacked or folded configuration and to verify boards and components fit together in the intended space. Automated clash detection will flag any space violations, and there is a new capability that allows designers to ignore clashes that are intended for known connection points like plugs and sockets.