EDIF format is preferred because an EDIF file carries intelligence that can be cross-referenced with CAD data and assembly drawings to speed debugging.
What does AD stand for?
AD stands for Assembly Drawings (Nortel)
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- Armament Division
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- Army Depot
- Arrested Development (rap group)
- Arrested Development (TV show)
- Art Director
- Artificial Dumbness
- As Drawn
- Asperger's Disorder
- Assembly District
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Pump general assembly drawings and other critical documentation were delivered within just three weeks of purchase order date.
It has also reduced the time required to create and revise part and assembly drawings by more than 20 percent, helping the TMT project to stay on schedule.
The ability to superimpose Gerber data, assembly drawings and scanned images of boards (as a bitmap file) on the programmed board helps verify component definition, placement angles and centroid data.
All the manufacturing and assembly drawings, the bills of materials and the cuttings lists are generated automatically and placed in a PDM system--the bills of materials are sent to the ERP system, which generates works and purchase orders.
Just recently I turned all my designs over to a contract manufacturer, and I presented him with a stack of drawings: drawings of the separate parts with various details, assembly drawings, a top-level drawing showing the unit getting put into a box with bubble-pack.
And by enhancing those systems and ensuring the right part is picked every time, Frye said manufacturers can achieve near-zero errors, saving inspection, warranty, rework and recall costs "You can reduce supervisory people because our system receives electronic orders to build, so there is less paperwork, less personnel interfacing [and fewer] assembly drawings.