Schematic Capture Options
Pick the system that best suits your needs and budget.

ADVANCED

BASIC

McCAD Schematics Plus

  • 2nd Generation Capture System
  • Hierarchical & Flat Architecture
          Project Management
  • Unrestricted sheets per project
  • Includes approx. 60,000 library devices
  • Users can easily add new devices
  • Hierarchical Library editor
  • Reports Netlist,PartsList and other reports.
  • Reports are User Scriptable
  • User assignable attributes
  • Customizable BOM reports
  • "Rubberbanding", auto-scrolling, zoom, copy/paste/undo, and rotation/flipping of parts
  • Project Tree Manager
  • Hot linking with 3Spice simulator
  • Upgrading designers can maintain Library and Design documents from Basic Schematic system using a provided conversion utility

McCAD Schematics

  • First Generation Capture System
  • Flat Architecture
          Project Management
  • 1500 Sheets maximum
  • Includes aprox. 2500 devices
  • Project Window
  • Users can easily add new devices
  • Library editor
  • Reports Netlist,PartsList and other reports.
  • Reports are User Scriptable
  • "Rubberbanding", auto-scrolling, zoom, copy/paste/undo, and rotation/flipping of parts

Product Code: SCHP-1

System Requirements

  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2K/XP or
  • Macintosh OSX only

Product Code: SCH-1

System Requirements

  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2K/XP or
  • Macintosh OS9 & OSX
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The table below provides a more detailed side by side comparison of some of the key differences between the two schematic capture systems.

Feature
Schematics Plus
Basic Schematics
Hierarchical Design
YES
NO
Interfaces with 3Spice
Live-Cross-Linking
Netlist export only
Supplied Libraries
Over 60,000 parts
Approx. 3000 symbols
Copy and Move Items between different library files
YES
Requires using a separate management utility.
Component Packaging
Fully integrated into the the library definitions.
Requires use of separate definition files & utility.
Multiple parts can share the same library symbol definition
YES
NO
Alternate symbol views
(Demorgan equivalents)
YES
NO
Spreadsheet editing of
component pins
YES
NO
Hidden Pins
Fully integrated into the library definitions.
Only available through the packaging mechanism
Data attributes
Unlimited number of User
named/defined attributes.
Limited number of predefined and user attributes.
Power and Ground Symbols
Any number of customized Power and Ground symbols can be created in the libraries.
Upto 24 customizable power and ground symbols can be saved as part of the User Preferences.
Port Symbols
Any number of customized Port symbols can be added to the libraries for both signals and busses.
A single customizable port symbol (for signals only) can be saved in the User Preferences.
Ability to update parts in a design with newer versions from the libraries.
Automatic or Manual
Manual only
User-configured shortcut tool for quick access to frequently used libraries and parts.
YES
NO
Reference Designator Tools
Auto-Assignment, Conflict Resolution and Resequence
Resequence only
Wire Rubberbanding
Sophisticated orthogonal rubberbanding of signal wires and bus lines.
Simple straight-line rubberbanding of signal wires only.
Annotation Text
Multi-line auto wrapping text objects
Single-line text objects
Variables in Text Objects
System defined variables and user defined attributes may be used.
A limited set of system defined variables may be used.
Justification of Text Objects
Left or Right
Left only
Text Overscoring (inversion)
YES
NO
Ability to specify default font styles for different types of text objects
YES
NO
Customizable Data Extraction
Robust integrated data extractor is fully scriptable and facilitates virtually any kind of report generation. Basic Scripts provided.
Extraction of four distinct types of reports with user configurable templates for custom formats.
Quick access to recently used documents
YES
NO
Continuing Product Development and OS Support
YES
Maintenance Only