Design automation best practices include assigning parts to groups/clusters and routing using automation (a combination of interactive, sketch, and automated routing strategies). Also generating manufacturing outputs by utilizing built in automation functionality.
There are many capabilities of design automation including:
Connectivity Planning and Routing
Automatically unravel complicated net paths and pin escapes to minimize net lengths and quickly and easily identify the best routing strategies.
Auto-Assisted Interactive Sketch Routing Technology
Sketch routing provides a set of highly integrated automated routing functionalities featuring intuitive user control, high quality, and exceptional performance.
Single, Integrated Editing Environment
Xpedition reduces total design time and increases productivity with a single environment that can be personalized to the way you design.
Hierarchical Placement Planning & Management
Quickly visualize and implement the engineer's design intent to produce an optimal component placement.
True Parametric 3D
True parametric 3D mechanical kernel, with 3D constraints, dynamic collision detection, and batch verification. Dynamic validation of electro-mechanical designs delivers error-free results.
Mechanical Component Import
Easily import mechanical components such as chassis or heatsinks. Or, for true multi-board capability, import sub-assemblies from other PCB designs.