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VIDEOPhysical, Spacing, Same net, Netclass and Class to Class rules
VIDEODFM Pad Entry / Exit Rules  
VIDEODynamic pad suppression / Unused Pad removal  
VIDEOCross Section Editor
VIDEOPadstack Editor IPC2581 Compliant
VIDEOCustomisable Visibility Pane
VIDEODynamic Shape Pin Connection By Layer (Global/Shape/Pin/Layer)
VIDEODynamic Cross Hatch Shapes
VIDEOInteractive Routing using Working Layer (layer selection popup)
VIDEOMultiple placement options, manual, quickplace, auto and room
VIDEOPlacement directly from schematic, individually or window select
VIDEODynamic Shapes  (dynamic copper pours) Plow and Heal
VIDEOPush, Shove and Hug interactive editing  
VIDEOEmbedded net names
VIDEOCurve Routing
VIDEOAuto Finish (Route Completion Tool)
VIDEOThrough Board Transparency (OpenGL)
VIDEOMulti‐line routing  (Group Routing)
VIDEOFan‐out generators
VIDEOFlip Board
VIDEOExcellon NC Drill File export
VIDEOGerber 274X, 274D artwork Output  
VIDEOIPC2581 Import / Export
VIDEOMentor® ODB++ and universal viewer  
VIDEODFM Checks including soldermask, solderpaste and more
VIDEODynamic rat suppression
VIDEOMove with autoroute adjust (Slide)
VIDEORoute cleanup, optimization (Glossing)  
VIDEO Impedance Calculator
VIDEOInteractive / Automatic Silkscreen generation  
VIDEOBlind Buried Single Click multiple via instantiation  
VIDEO Manual Design For Test (DFT) / Test Prep  
VIDEOComponent Height DRC
VIDEOAligment x and y for components and modules
VIDEOAssociative Dimensioning  
VIDEOSplit View
VIDEOSnake Routing for Hex pattern ICs
VIDEOImport Altium PCB (schematic also available)
VIDEOImport EAGLE PCB (schematic also available)
VIDEOImport IFF RF Shapes
VIDEOImport Export DXF
VIDEOMCAD/ECAD Incremental design data exchange (IDX)  
 Import Export IDF
VIDEOSTEP 3D viewer for selected item or complete PCB.
VIDEOApplication Mode (General, Etch, Placement)
VIDEOApplication Mode (shape)
VIDEOScribble Sketch Routing
VIDEOFull Skill Support
VIDEOGroup route Bus Route and via patterns
VIDEOLine Fattening
VIDEODifferential Pair Static Phase Control rules  
VIDEODifferential Pairs Physical rules and routing  
VIDEOPropagation delay rules (Relative) for nets or groups
VIDEOPropagation delay rules (Min/Max) for nets or groups
VIDEODynamic Heads‐up Display for critical rules  
VIDEOHug Contour routing (Flex)  
VIDEOShape based curve fillet support, tapered traces
VIDEOPlacement replication, template based design reuse  
VIDEOConstraint Regions, region based rules (Rigid‐Flex; BGA regions) 
VIDEOTotal Etch Length - Max/Min Length
VIDEODelay Tuning  
VIDEOAutomatic Design For Test (DFT) / Test Prep  
VIDEOImpedance Single Ended Worksheet
VIDEONet Scheduling, T‐Point rules (pin to T‐point), T-Point definition
VIDEOVia array / Shielding - Shape and Trace based
VIDEOExtended (X)net rules
VIDEOPin Pair rules 
VIDEOSegment over void detection  
VIDEOSpread lines between voids  
VIDEOMulti Cross Section support for Rigid Flexi
VIDEORigid Flexi Zone Management
VIDEODynamic Zone Placement
VIDEOInter Layer Checks for Rigid Flexi
VIDEOLayer set rules
VIDEODynamic Phase Control rules  
VIDEOCAD Translators - Import Mentor® Boardstation
VIDEOMax Via Count rules
VIDEODynamic DFA rules based interactive placement
VIDEOOffset Routing
VIDEODesign planning ‐ Create hierarchical Bundles 
VIDEODesign planning ‐ Create, Edit Flows
VIDEODesign planning ‐ Assign Flows to Layers 
VIDEODynamic Shape based curve fillet support, tapered traces
VIDEODesign Planning ‐ Plan Spatial Feasibility analysis & feedback 
VIDEODesign Planning ‐ Generate Topological Plan 
VIDEODesign Planning ‐ Convert Topological plan to traces (CLINES)  
 Auto Connect (Breakout, Connect, Compress, Spread, Nudge, Push)
VIDEOAuto Interactive Break-out (AiBT)
VIDEOAutomatic  Delay Tune (AiDT)
VIDEOAutomatic  Phase Tune (AiPT)
VIDEOPackage Pin Delay (for die‐2‐die delay) rules  
VIDEOZ‐Axis delay feedback  
VIDEORemove Tuning
VIDEOTiming Vision (Coloured tracks based on constraint adherence)
 High Speed Via Structures
VIDEOVia Voiding Differential Pairs
 Tabbed Routing
VIDEOSingle net Return Paths Vias
VIDEOElectrical Constraint rule set (ECSets) / Topology Apply  
VIDEOElectrical rules (Reflection, Timing, Crosstalk) 
VIDEOAdvanced Constraints (formulas, relational)  
VIDEOFabric Weave Effect Zig Zag Auto Interactive
VIDEODifferential Pair Return Path Vias
VIDEOConstraint Manager: HDI rule set
VIDEOMicro-via and associated spacing, stacking and via-in-pad rules
VIDEOConstraint driven HDI design flow
VIDEOHDI micro-via stack editing
VIDEOManufacturing rule support for embedding components  
VIDEOEmbed components on inner layers
VIDEOSupport for Cavities on inner layers  
VIDEOSupport for Vertically placed components on inner layers
 Soldermask for embedded components
 Support for copy and swap embedded components
VIDEODual Side Contact Embedded Components
VIDEOConcurrent Team Design ‐ Layer by Layer 
VIDEOConcurrent Team Design ‐ Functional block partitioning  
VIDEOConcurrent Team Design ‐ Team design dashboard  
VIDEOConcurrent Team Design ‐ Soft boundaries
VIDEOConcurrent Team Design - Constraint Editing and Netclasses per Partition

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