Can we use vSure in combination with another Valor software? Like, to have all information from vSure straight to vPlan.
Yes, vSure interfaces nicely to the other Valor software such as vPlan. An ODB++ job can be generated from vSure that is read directly into vPlan so you can be assured a good, clean design has been passed on to the manufacturing operations for SMT programming and technical documentation.
Does this software work with Cadence Allegro?
Yes, vSure can perform DFM analysis on design data from the following CAD flows:
Cadence OrCAD PCB Editor
Mentor Board Station
Zuken Board Designer
When we use vSure, do we use PLM to add part into the library?
There might be some confusion here, so let me try to clarify.
The software used to request or create parts for the Valor Parts LIbrary is known as VPL Library Manager, also known as VLM.
Does Vsure include documentation editor feature? Can we use Vsure to generate assembly MPI?
vSure does not include any technical documentation tools. However, Mentor does have a couple of choices for you to generate your documentation, depending on the type of documentation you are needing to create. Expedition offers an option called Fablink to incorporate into your PCB design flow. And Valor's vPlan tools have assembly level documentation for SMT and Manual assembly instructions. As stated previously, vSure integrates nicely into vPlan so all feature attributes carry forward automatically, making for better and more automated documentation.
If your CAD library is based off of IPC-7351, then doesn't that solve the pin to pad ratio required for a good solder joint?
In a perfect world, yes. However, here are some of the reasons why a perfect world may not be realistic:
- Your CAD library could contain an error in it.
- The PCB Designer edited the padstack within the design.
- You have legacy designs and legacy padstacks that you need to check.
- Your assembly supplier requires pin-to-pad values different than IPC-7351.
Yes, different rules can be used, and created based on a variety of different constructs. The most common ones include:
Rules based on technology, product class, or technology