GENRAD announces general purpose CAD data preparation software

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 1 August 2000




(2000), "GENRAD announces general purpose CAD data preparation software", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 12 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

GENRAD announces general purpose CAD data preparation software

Keywords GenRad, CAD, Software, Data

GenRad, Inc. has announced the introduction of GR Alchemist III, general purpose software for performing CAD data preparation activities across all of GenRad's software and hardware products. The Alchemist III integrated development environment includes importers for all major CAD design systems, an automated bill-of-materials data importer, a rules-based data enhancement engine, a graphical data editor, probe placement analysis software for in-circuit and flying probe testers and file generators for specific target machine outputs.

GR Alchemist III also includes an all-new full function board/schematic viewer that can display component, signal, testpin and property information. Intelligent label matching features enable simultaneous viewing of selected information in both board and schematic views. These features enable test developers and repair operators to rapidly locate failing components on their board and schematics.

The GR Alchemist III product will be packaged with GenRad's GR Navigate (for GR228X and TestStation), GR Pilot, GR Viper, CIMBridge, and Producibility Analyzer products. The software modules are also available separately.

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