Fact #1: EDA software, straight out of the box, has much more capability than it used to. Fact #2: EDA software will never have all the capability every engineer would like. These facts have led developers to provide paths that enable customers to customize their tools with the capabilities they need.

The most effective approach to customization has been to enable scripting capabilities. Although some regard scripting languages as a barrier to use, Mentor Graphics’ DxDesigner resolves language problems in a way that makes it easy for users to build the capabilities they need.

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