Next generation Board-level tool suite should cover every aspects of board design, such as desing entry, physical P/R, SI/PI simulation, Thermal simulation, data output and DFx check and FPGA design, also supporting the collaboraiton. To make those tools work seamleslly, unified data model is a must, also tools have similiar GUI to easy of use. Is there a board-level tool suite similiar to Microsoft Office? Is there an EDA infrastrure similair to Microsoft Backoffice?
As a user, I wish this type of board-level tool suite emerge soon and wish EDA vendor to dopt XML as the data format, to adopt SQL Database as the backbore. I believe that only the tool vendor who do revolution wil be the winner.