What's new in Macaos Enterprise

Macaos Enterprise 5.1


New panel module features

Allow rout slots to cross scoring lines

Normally, rout slots end at scoring lines, in order to prevent notches in neighboring boards. This can lead to unwanted burrs or sharp corners at the routing/scoring interface. For symmetrical boards, the slot may cross the scoring line without entering the neighboring board.

Lock/unlock scoring

When scoring is enabled, a padlock is shown. Click on the padlock to "unlock" the routing/scoring interface. When scoring is "unlocked" then the routing slots extend one radius beyond the scoring line. It is the user's responsibility to insure that any notches which may arise within neighboring boards are acceptable.

IPC-2221 Z-style Impedance test coupon

An impedance test coupon may easily be added to the margin of a panel. The user need only specify the signal style, layer and trace width (and spacing). The coupon is then automatically generated according to the specifications for a Z-style test coupon in IPC-2221.

IPC-2221 Z-style test coupon

A test coupon may contain up to 12 signals, but no more than two signals on a layer. Single-ended striplines and microstrips, edge-coupled differential striplines, and edge-coupled or broadside-couple microstrips are supported.

See the test coupons help page for more info.

Test accessory catalog

A catalog of test accessories has been added to the Test Fixture module. The catalog lists all of the test pins, guide pins, test jigs and other test accessories available for purchase through Macaos Enterprise. Double-click on a product to see product specifications and drawings or photos.

Support for CircuitData language

The CircuitData language is an open language for communicating PCB specifications, requirements and capabilities. Macaos Enterprise supports both reading and generating PCB product specifications in CircuitData JSON format.

A CircuitData file may be imported in the Buy module, allowing you to get prices for a product without having imported the Gerber/Drill files to Macaos Enterprise.

A CircuitData file may be exported by right-clicking on a PCB product and choosing Download|Download CircuitData.org data.

See www.circuitdata.org for more information about the CircuitData language.

Other improvements

Search for products by customer's requisition number

In the Extended Product Search module, it is now possible to search for a product by requisition number.

RFQ to external supplier

If enabled, you may choose to send an RFQ to an external supplier. An e-mail containing your RFQ and product specifications is automatically generated and sent to the supplier, who should then respond with their quotation by e-mail. Note: The external supplier must subscribe to the Macaos RFQ service and then enable this feature for your company.

Prices from Gerber Job file

A Gerber Job file (.gbrjob) may be imported in the Buy module, allowing you to get prices for a product without having imported the Gerber/Drill files to Macaos Enterprise.