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NEW RELEASE of PCB123 V5.5

PCB123 has just made V5.5 available for download. With V5.5, PCB123 is now running with a direct connection to the new Sunstone OneQuote environment at http://www.sunstone.com. BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR NEXT ORDER: please take a moment to migrate your Sunstone/PCB123 user account to the new Sunstone web...
by Nolan Johnson
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:05 pm
 
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: NEW RELEASE of PCB123 V5.5
Replies: 0
Views: 8408

PCB123 now using the new 2017 Sunstone.com OneQuote form

BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR NEXT ORDER: please take a moment to migrate your Sunstone/PCB123 user account to the new Sunstone webiste by clicking here: https://onequote.sunstone.com/my-account/login PCB123 is excited to tell you that all versions of PCB123 are now sending orders to the new Sunstone Circui...
by Nolan Johnson
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:29 pm
 
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: PCB123 now using the new 2017 Sunstone.com OneQuote form
Replies: 0
Views: 8672

New Release PCB123 V5.4

We have released a new version of PCB123 - Version 5.4. Version 5.4 vastly expands users' options for manufacture by adding a direct order channel to Sunstone's PCBpro services. Users have always been able to order PCBpro manufacturing for PCB123, but doing so required placing the order outside the ...
by Nolan Johnson
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:23 am
 
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: New Release PCB123 V5.4
Replies: 0
Views: 3768

DRC Error Types in PCB123

The attached PDF document documents the complete set of Error types returned by PCB123's in-tool interactive Design Rule Checker. If you're trying to figure out what might be causing a particular error, this set of descriptions just might help.
by Nolan Johnson
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:39 pm
 
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: DRC Error Types in PCB123
Replies: 0
Views: 12248

Rat-Line Optimization

PCB123 Technical Support recently worked an interesting customer issue we thought we'd share with PCB123 users. One of the display speed options for PCB123 is the ability to turn off Rat-line optimization. By default, PCB123 does some compute-intensive work to display an otpimal (minimally confusing...
by Nolan Johnson
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:50 pm
 
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Rat-Line Optimization
Replies: 0
Views: 12906

Re: Place bus in schematic

A bus is a group of wires representing a bit vector. Rather than drawing and/or labeling the individual wires in a schematic, you can draw a single "bus wire" to represent all of the wires. This visiwiki page does an adequate job of explaining the concept and the schematic notation. https:...
by Nolan Johnson
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:44 pm
 
Forum: PCB123 Schematic
Topic: Place bus in schematic
Replies: 2
Views: 3707

The GLOSS command in layout

In talking to customers, I often find that newer users aren't aware of the GLOSS command in PCB123. I find this particular function to be extremely useful during the routing phase of the design. Here's what the PCB123 manual says about GLOSS: "The Gloss command automatically performs aesthetic ...
by Nolan Johnson
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:15 pm
 
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: The GLOSS command in layout
Replies: 0
Views: 21253

DFMplus Released!

Sunstone's DFMplus pre-sale Design For Manufacturability (DFM) service has been released this week. DFMplus performs a thorough scan of your design files, and reports a number of items to you: [*]Key design parameters and tolerances: for your reference, such as minimum trace-to-trace spacing found. ...
by Nolan Johnson
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:45 pm
 
Forum: DFMplus Topics
Topic: DFMplus Released!
Replies: 0
Views: 52696

PCB123 V5 Released!

Sunstone Circuits just released PCB123 V5, available on the downloads page at http://www.sunstone.com. The new version includes a number of bug fixes and enhancements to program functions, but most importantly, V5 offers full support for slots/cutouts and support for unrestricted drill sizes in your...
by Nolan Johnson
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:55 pm
 
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: PCB123 V5 Released!
Replies: 0
Views: 2752

Sunstone Removes Drill Size Restrictions on Quickturn

Back in 'The Day', when we first launched our Quickturn PCB services , Sunstone had to put some restrictions on some features to allow our customers more affordable, and fast, turn-time boards. Back then, these restrictions made it easier for Sunstone to minimize the number of tool changes and job-s...
by Nolan Johnson
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:49 am
 
Forum: Products and Services
Topic: Sunstone Removes Drill Size Restrictions on Quickturn
Replies: 0
Views: 3808
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