Schematic Driven Layout (SDL) encourages good design practices by keeping close synchronization between the schematic and the layout. Names of devices, cells and nets will be automatically set. Drawn routing is automatically labeled with the net name for easy inspection and management.
SDL increases productivity and eliminates errors with automatic instancing of cells and parameterized devices. If device parameters change later, parameterized cells will be automatically updated.
With real-time net flylines, you can optimize your placement to avoid routing congestion and place related devices near each other for better matching. With net highlighting, it’s easy to optimize routing to avoid noisy or sensitive nets.
SDL keeps track of which nets and pins have been routed, so you will always know what’s left to do. When the design changes, SDL compares the old and new netlists and displays icons in the SDL Navigator showing you exactly which nets and pins have been modified. Since routing geometry is tagged, you can easily highlight and rip up nodes, making ECOs (Engineering Change Orders) a breeze.