The "Panelization" option allows you to check whether your panel meets the specified measurements. In order to be able to start the analysis for the "Panel Dimensions", you must first switch to "panel" in the tool.


The size of the panel can be checked in the first block "Panel Size" (1).

You can also set the "Minimum Distance to Panel Edge" between components and the edge of the panel (3). At the same time, you have to choose an optimal value ("favorite") and a boundary value ("acceptable"). If the acceptable value is not reached, the producibility of the panel is endangered. Furthermore, you can decide, which edge of the board should be checked ("check sides").

Last you can analyze the "Board to Board distance" (4). Here the distance between boards, as well as the distance between component and foreign board, and component to component can be checked. Again you can enter an "Acceptable" and "Favorite" distance.

The results of the analysis are displayed in the window on the right (5). You can also view the analysis results directly in the tool. Critical errors can also be marked for later use (e.g. in the 'Extended Design Report').

Following picture shows an example error of this analysis:

The component c801 of one board is too close to the same component on the neighbored board.


The following functionalities are equally integrated in all six options:

  • It is possible to exclude components from the analysis (2). You can do this either via "Pin Count", "Height" or "Property". Furthermore, a search function via "List" is available, which lists all excluded parts in an overview.
  • With the buttons on the top right side of the window you can export the previously defined settings so that you can reuse them for later analyses. Already saved settings can be imported via the "Import Settings" button. 
  • The last result can be saved and reloaded with the buttons on the lower right side (6). This stored result is also used in the 'Extended Design Report'.
  • Clicking on the question mark on the top right of the window opens the corresponding page of our online manual.