We have products with multiple boards in them and currently we use Fablink to combine these into a single panel for fabrication.
Does xSD replace this method?
As a limitation with our current method is that the fablink panel only contains dumb data of the individual pcbs and we cannot get a single part list from it for the whole panel.
Think with xSD this would enable us to get a single part list of the whole design.
Any thoughts, tips and hints from current xSD users about how useful this tool is would be welcome.
xSD is not a replacement for Fablink. Fablink is used to create manufacturing data in Panel form for PCB Layouts.
xSD is an enhanced version of xDX Designer for schematic design of Multi-Board Projects. It allows for the design inclusion of many boards in a system, including the interfaces between the boards.
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