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Schematic editors replaced manual drawing of schematic diagrams, but they still retain the capability of outputting schematics on specially formatted sheets. At the same time modern shematic editors capture schematic data in a way suited or automatic processing by further stages of design cycle.
Besides basic drawing and visualization capabilities, modern schematic editors typically provide the following.
- The ability to capture electrical properties and other attributes of components, wires, nets and pins.
- Hierarchical way of design.
- Abilities to generate netlists and other common representations of the designed circuit from schematic.
- The ability to generate documentation.
- Libraries of standard components.
- The ability to automatically detect and report errors in the schematic.
- the abilities to input designs from various formats, such as VHDL, Verilog, EDIF.
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