Rule Efficiency in Design Automation

One of the biggest complaints about design automation is performance. Companies are outraged that the tool runs for a whole hour to complete a process that used to take four to six weeks. Despite the obvious lack of perspective here, it is a design automation best practice to consider performance and optimize rules wherever possible. […]

Working with Tabular Data in DriveWorks

“A good engineer knows nothing, but knows where to look up everything.” This is one of the few things I remember a professor telling me. (Why that professor did not have open book exams remains a mystery, though.) Your design automations should always strive to be good engineers and, as a result, will frequently have to look up values. DriveWorks provides a few methods to do this, but which is best for you?