Automatic Mouse Bites or Break-Away Tabs for PCBs

Automatic Mouse Bites or Break-Away Tabs for PCBs

This video shows you how AutoTRAX automatically generated the mouse-bites and cutouts needed for Break-Away Tabs in panelizard PCBs.

Adding PCB Fiducial Mark

Adding PCB Fiducial Mark

This video show you how easy it is to add Fiducial Marks to a PCB using AutoTRAX

Panelizing your PCB using V Cuts

Panelizing your PCB using V Cuts

This video show how to quickly panelize your PCB in AutoTRAX so you can save loads of money when it comes to having it made.

Copper Pour

Copper Pour

This video show you some of the infinite varieties of copper fill patterns that are possible for your copper pours in AutoTRAX.

Automatic PCB Rounded Pads/Tracks and Teardrop

Automatic PCB Rounded Pads/Tracks and Teardrop

This video show how you can quickly round the corners of all your tracks and pads as well as add teardrops to your PCB.

Automatic Rounded Track Corners - Setting Radius

Automatic Rounded Track Corners  - Setting Radius

This video shows you how to automatically add rounded corners to all your tracks in your PCB. It is embarrassingly easy to do; just drag a slider from left to right.

Automatic Rounded Track Corners

Automatic Rounded Track Corners

In AutoTRAX, you can automatically round all the tracks on your PCB design. This is done very easily by simply clicking on a menu button and the change will automatically be applied.

Replacing an existing part in a PCB design Part 1.

Replacing an existing part in a PCB design Part 1.

his video shows you how to replace a part in the design by simply dragging a part from the library onto a symbol in your design and it will be automatically replaced. This replacement will also include automatically wiring up the new part with connections that exist for the part been replaced.

Replacing an existing part in a PCB design. Part 2.

Replacing an existing part in a PCB design. Part 2.

This video continues from the 'Replacing an existing part in a PCB design' video and shows you an example of swapping a part for a drastically different one.

Joining Together Split Power Planes

Joining Together Split Power Planes

n this video I will show you how to connect together 2 or more split power planes. This is necessary because the Electra auto-router will not automatically connect them together and so you will need to manually connect them.

Auto-routing a PCB a net at a time

Auto-routing a PCB a net at a time

This video show you how to auto-route individual PCB net. You can simply select the net and click on the appropriate auto-route button in the ribbon menu.

Interactive Routing with AutoTRAX and Electra

Interactive Routing with AutoTRAX and Electra

This video show you how you can easily auto-route a PCB using AutoTRAX and Electra.

Embedded Electra Routing Inside AutoTRAX

Embedded Electra Routing Inside AutoTRAX

This video show you how the Electra shape based PCB outer can work inside AutoTRAX.

Moving PCB Tracks with non-45 degree corners

Moving PCB Tracks with non-45 degree corners

The video further illustrates PCB track editing with AutoTRAX

Moving PCB Track Segments

Moving PCB Track Segments

This demonstrates moving track segments in AutoTRAX

PCB Track Loop Removal

PCB Track Loop Removal

This video show the automatic breaking of unwanted PCB track loops in AutoTRAX when manually routing a PCB

PCB Orthoginal Routing and Corner Beveling

PCB Orthoginal Routing and Corner Beveling

This video show you how easy it is to manually route your PCB in AutoTRAX.

PCB Route Comparison

PCB Route Comparison

This show you how AutoTRAX routing compares.

How to define the start point when manually routing a PCB

How to define the start point when manually routing a PCB

When manually routing a PCB in AutoTRAX it is important to define the start point. This videos show you how.

Automatic Silkscreen Clipping

Automatic Silkscreen Clipping

This video show you how AutoTRAX can automatically clip your silkscreen rectangles to the pads and also provide a clearance margin.

Viewing your PCB in Glorious 3D

Viewing your PCB in Glorious 3D

Now you can view your PCB complete with shadows, reflective surfaces, 3D copper and even see the solder.

Moving Parts In 3D on Your PCB

Moving Parts In 3D on Your PCB

This video shows you how you can move your parts on a PCB using the 3-D viewport.

Routing

Routing

This video show you how to partially route a PCB track and them come back to it later and finish it off. This demo uses AutoTRAX.

Automatically connect SMT pads to power planes

Automatically connect SMT pads to power planes

This video show you how to automatically connect SMT pads to power planes.

Rigid-Flex PCB Design

Rigid-Flex PCB Design

This video demonstrates how to create a Rigid-Flex PCB.

Manual Routing PCBs with Snap to Pad

Manual Routing PCBs with Snap to Pad

The video show you how to manual route a PCB track and ensure the final segment is horizontal/Vertical or at a 45° angle to the target Pad.

Routing with Copper Pour Regions

Routing with Copper Pour Regions

This video shows you how the new routing using copper pour areas will work in AutoTRAX. It demonstrates manually routing a VCC net that connects three pads in the copper pour region. You will see that the integrity is maintained and you are guided to valid targets during manual routing.The end result is that a net has been correctly routed and maintains the electrical connectivity are defined by the schematics for the PCB project.

Manufacturing Your Printed Circuit Board

Manufacturing Your Printed Circuit Board

This video show you how to plot your AutoTRAX PCB artwork, output files for a CNC cuttter and how to zip up all the Gerber files, Bill of Materials file, NC drill file and pick and place file for manufacturing. It also show you how to preview the Gerber files.

Post Auto-Route Optimization

Post Auto-Route Optimization

In this video you learn how to do post-autoroute optimization of your PCB tracks in AutoTRAX.

Schematic Editing

Schematic Editing

In this video you will see the many different thing you can do to edit parts and schematic wiring in AutoTRAX.

Adding Holes and Cutouts to a PCB

Adding Holes and Cutouts to a PCB

This video shows you how to add holes and cutouts to your PCB and how to edit them.

Changing Track Width When Manual Routing

Changing Track Width When Manual Routing

This video show you how to change track widths during manual routing with AutoTRAX.

Track Necking

Track Necking

This video show you how to reduce the width of a track segment to avoid design rule errors when routing between pads.

Real-Time Design Rule PCB Checking (DRC)

Real-Time Design Rule PCB Checking (DRC)

This video show you how to do real time design rule checking when manually routing your PCB.

3 different routing techniques for PCB design

3 different routing techniques for PCB design

This video demonstrates the 3 different PCB routing techniques available in AutoTRAX.

Connection a SMT pad to an internal copper pour

Connection a SMT pad to an internal copper pour

This video shows you how to connect a SMT pad on the top side of a PCB to a copper pour area on a different layer in AutoTRAX.

How to create a PCB pad with a rounded end

How to create a PCB pad with a rounded end

This video show you how to create a pad with a rounded end using AutoTRAX.

Combing Shapes into a PCB

Combing Shapes into a PCB

This video that shows you how to make a complicated PCB by combining basic graphical shapes.

Manually Routing TPH pads and SMT pads

Manually Routing TPH pads and SMT pads

This video show you how to manually route between TPH pads and SMT pads on different PCB layers in AutoTRAX. It also show you how to add redundant tracks and delete them.

Rotating Footprints on PCBs

Rotating Footprints on PCBs

This video show you the 4 different ways to rotate parts on your PCB in AutoTRAX.

Manual Routing with Automatic Targets

Manual Routing with Automatic Targets

This video show you how to easily route a track/net on a PCB with automatic target suggestions.

Swapping connections for a part on a PCB

Swapping connections  for a part on a PCB

This video demonstrates swapping connection to a part with 2 pads on a PCB to improve routing. It also show how to easily lock all footprints in a PCB.

Manual Routing a PCB

Manual Routing a PCB

The video show you how to quickly manually route a PCB in AutoTRAX.

Setting a PCB track width from a schematic

Setting a PCB track width from a schematic

This video show you how to set the width of all the tracks in a PCB net from the schematic. It also deonstrates AutoTRAX's PCB Builder and how it takes into account track widths.

Autorouting with AutoTRAX

Autorouting with AutoTRAX

This short demo shows you how to auto-route a PCB in seconds saving you time and money. This leaves you with loads of time to do something more interesting than manual routing.

Reference Designators in AutoTRAX

Reference Designators in AutoTRAX

In AutoTRAX you can change the orientation, font and scaling of part reference designators in PCBs and schematics. In schematics you can also change the color.

Adding a Track Jumper in AutoTRAX

Adding a Track Jumper in AutoTRAX

This quick demo shows you how to add a jumper to a track to get past an obstacle that you cannot route around using the current layers on the PCB.

Viewing PCBs and Their Internal Structure in AutoTRAX

Viewing PCBs and Their Internal Structure in AutoTRAX

This video show you how you can view the PCB in 3D from different vantage points with and without parts and even view the internals of the PCB.

An Insight into PCB AutoLayout with AutoTRAX

An Insight into PCB AutoLayout with AutoTRAX

This video gives you an insight into how AutoTRAX automatically lays out parts on a PCB.

Solder Mask Differences in PCBs

Solder Mask Differences in PCBs

The video show you why the top and bottom solder mask on a PCB with SMT devices will differ and as a consequence your PCB fabricator may charge extra.

Manual Routing with AutoTRAX - 2

Manual Routing with AutoTRAX - 2

This video show you how to practice manual routing with AutoTRAX.

Semi-transparent PCBs

Semi-transparent PCBs

This video show you how to set the transparency of a PCB in AutoTRAX so you can see through to the tracks of a mulit-layer PCB.

Auto-routing with AutoTRAX and ELECTRA

Auto-routing with AutoTRAX and ELECTRA

This video demonstrates how to use the ELECTRA shape-based auto-router with AutoTRAX

Schematic-PCB Cross Selection in AutoTRAX

Schematic-PCB Cross Selection in AutoTRAX

This video show you how you can automatically select PCB components and tracks from schematics and similarly select schematic symbols and wires from a PCB.

True-type fonts for PCB production

True-type fonts for PCB production

This video demonstrates how you can produce PCBs with professional quality text in contract to the standard 'stick' text produced by most EDA programs.

Gerber Output

Gerber Output

See how you can view the Gerber output from AutoTRAX in real time.

Swapping Layers with AutoTRAX

Swapping Layers with AutoTRAX

Swapping track layer segments using the space bar in AutoTRAX.

Teardrops on pads/vias.

Teardrops on pads/vias.

Teardrops on PCB tracks with AutoTRAX.