How to modify a place part using the library

How to modify a place part using the library

This video shows you how to modify a part by saving it to the library, editing the part in the library and then dragging the modified part over your original part.

Finding Parts in Your PCB Design

Finding Parts in Your PCB Design

This video show you how to use the Navigator in AutoTRAX to quickly and easily find the parts in your design. This works for both schematics and PCBs.

Creating a Capacitor

Creating a Capacitor

This video show you how to quickly create a custom block capacitor.

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.

Part Search

Part Search

Searching for part prices and datasheets with AutoTRAX

Creating a part for an ATMEGA16U2

Creating a part for an ATMEGA16U2

This video show you how to quickly create a part for a Microchip ATMEGA16U2 high-performance, low-power Microchip 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller.

Parametric Parts

Parametric Parts

AutoTRAX comes with many parametric parts. A parametric part is a part than can automatically generate a 2D footprint/land pattern and a matching 3D model. All from a few simple parameters.

Setting Material Texture for 3D Parts

Setting Material Texture for 3D Parts

This video shows you how you can set the material texture for 3-D parts that you import into AutoTRAX. It also shows you how to modify the characteristics of the imported material to effectively have the equivalent of thousands of different textures.

Importing 3D Models To Use in a PCB Part

Importing 3D Models To Use in a PCB Part

This video shows you how to import a 3-D model from an external source into AutoTRAX. The part is also modified and the materials changed to give a more realistic appearance.

Automatic Generation of 3D model PCB Header

Automatic Generation of 3D model PCB Header

This video show the header produced by AutoTRAX/Active3D

Renumbering Pads for PCB parts

Renumbering Pads for PCB parts

This video show you how to easily renumber pads in either the part editor or on actual PCBs by simply clicking on each pad in turn.

Create a PCB Footprint by Tracing From a PDF (with captions)

Create a PCB Footprint by Tracing From a PDF (with captions)

This video show you how to create a PCB footprint from an image captured from a PDF displayed in a browser. The image is copied and pasted into the footprint designer and pads are traced over the image to produce the final footprint. This uses AutoTRAX.

Create a PCB Footprint by Tracing From a PDF

Create a PCB Footprint by Tracing From a PDF

This video show you how to create a PCB footprint from an image captured from a PDF displayed in a browser. The image is copied and pasted into the footprint designer and pads are traced over the image to produce the final footprint.

Creating a Part for a Button Battery

Creating a Part for a Button Battery

This video shows you how to create the part for a button battery in AutoTRAX. It shows you how to create the footprint/land pattern, the symbol and how to import a 3D model.

Creating a Custom SOT223 Transistor

Creating a Custom SOT223 Transistor

This video show you how to create a custom SOT223 for a BSP16T1 High Voltage Transistor in AutoTRAX

Add a Thermal Pad to a Footprint

Add a Thermal Pad to a Footprint

This video shows you how to add a thermal pad to a footprint to help conduct heat away from the device.

Creating a Power Mosfet Part in AutoTRAX

Creating a Power Mosfet Part in AutoTRAX

This video show you how to create a power mosfet device which uses both a custom pad configuration and a custom mosfet symbol.

Creating round, rectangular and polygonal pads and offsetting pad holes.

Creating round, rectangular and polygonal pads and offsetting pad holes.

This video shows you how to add round/elliptical, rectangular and polygonal pads to a custom part footprint/land pattern. It also shows you how to offset pad holes.

Creating a custom potentiometer part

Creating a custom potentiometer part

This video show you how to create a part for a Bourns 3362 potentiometer. It show you how to create the custom footprint/land pattern and the custom schematic symbol. It also show you how to import a 3D model and position in. Finally it shows the device being used on a PCB.

Splitting Part Symbols on a Schematic in AutoTRAX

Splitting Part Symbols on a Schematic in AutoTRAX

This video shows you how to split the symbol for a part that has already been placed onto a schematic into 3 separate symbols. This is done in order to split the functionality so you can place 3 different symbols for the same part on 3 separate schematics.

Creating a part with 4 schematic symbols (Split part)

Creating a part with 4 schematic symbols (Split part)

This video show you how to create a 4000 CMOS logic device (two triple input NOR gates and an inverter) using AutoTRAX. This demonstrates how to create probably one of the most complex parts for AutoTRAX. Once you master how to create one of these, all other parts will seem easy.

Customizing a parametric footprint

Customizing a parametric footprint

This video show you how to take a 4x5 quad AutoTRAX device and add pads and modify pads. It also show you how to add 3D objects.

Parts in AutoTRAX

Parts in AutoTRAX

Overview of Parts in AutoTRAX

Re-positioning symbol names and pin number

Re-positioning symbol names and pin number

In AutoTRAX, symbol terminal names and pin numbers can be moved independently of the symbol terminal. This video show you how.

Capturing Pin Details from a PDF

Capturing Pin Details from a PDF

This demonstration will show you how to quickly capture pin details for a schematic symbol from a PDF document. This will also work with text documents.