Welcome to the CADSTARguys Blog - Information, hints, tips and my waffle on the CADSTAR Printed Circuit Board design suite.

Please note that all names used are completely fictitious and any thing written is my own personal opinion or knowledge and not related in any way to either my employers or their customers (or Zuken).
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Monday, 15 July 2013

Should my Inner layers be Powerplane or Electrical?

How the inner layers are defined is often a cause for confusion amongst new users of CADSTAR when it comes to power planes.

Why is this so?

Monday, 1 July 2013

Adding file paths into an part entry hyperlink field.

Generally when creating a part and I am adding a hyperlink to a datasheet, I want to add the full path including file name into my parts library.
However typing it manually is very likely to result in a typo, copying it in Windows Explorer only copies the path.

So what I do is.....