Wiring together your parts in AutoTRAX is simple and fun. Also modifying the position of your parts is super easy.
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.
This video show you an update of progress in the development of the AutoTRAX schematic auto-router.
This video shows how easy it is to route you schematics with AutoTRAX. It demonstrates adding a resistor and connecting into your design. It also shows some addition routing.
This video demonstrates the power of the schematic router in AutoTRAX. It will save you hours of work and is really fun to use.
This video shows you how AutoTRAX automatically generated the mouse-bites and cutouts needed for Break-Away Tabs in panelizard PCBs.
This video show you how easy it is to add Fiducial Marks to a PCB using AutoTRAX
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.
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.
This short video show you how in AutoTRAX you can quickly locate symbol terminals by pad name/pin number. This is very handy with large pin count devices.
This video shows you 2 different ways of adding images to your comments in the AutoTRAX users forum.
This video shows you three different ways to add lines to your schematic. The same technique also applies to adding lines to footprints, symbols, and PCBs.
This video show you some of the infinite varieties of copper fill patterns that are possible for your copper pours in AutoTRAX.
This video show you how you can change component values, such as the value of a resistor, and see the simulation result change in real-time.
This video show you how virtual instruments work on your schematics with real-time simulation.
This video show how you can quickly round the corners of all your tracks and pads as well as add teardrops to your PCB.
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.
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.
This video shows you how to split up a single symbol into multiple symbols that more clearly represent the functionality of a device in your schematic.
This video shows you how to change the background to the 3-D view of your printed circuit board.
This video shows you how to add simple 3-D objects to a PCB part. It demonstrates adding several objects including a box, cylinder, sphere, cone and torus.
This video shows you can apply bitmaps as textures to 3D objects simply by dragging the file from a Windows Explorer windows onto the object.
This video shows you how to resize the content of a sheet to fill the sheet. This is extremely useful when you have a small design that only takes up a small area of the sheet and you actually want an enlarged area for both aesthetic reasons and for printing.
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.
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.
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.
This video show you how to align the edges of inter-wire connectors in AutoTRAX.
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.
This video show you how you can easily auto-route a PCB using AutoTRAX and Electra.
This video show you how the Electra shape based PCB outer can work inside AutoTRAX.
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.
This video show you how to create a PCB design by simply dragging pre-routed designs onto the schematic of your new design.
This video show you how to partition a design into a amplifier sub-system and a separate power sub-system.
The video further illustrates PCB track editing with AutoTRAX
This video show the automatic breaking of unwanted PCB track loops in AutoTRAX when manually routing a PCB
This video show you how easy it is to manually route your PCB in AutoTRAX.
When manually routing a PCB in AutoTRAX it is important to define the start point. This videos show you how.
This video show you how AutoTRAX can automatically clip your silkscreen rectangles to the pads and also provide a clearance margin.
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.
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.
Now you can view your PCB complete with shadows, reflective surfaces, 3D copper and even see the solder.
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.
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.
This video shows you how you can move your parts on a PCB using the 3-D viewport.
This video gives you a comparison of rotating schematic symbols in AutoTRAX and rotating schematic symbols in Altium Designer. It shows how AutoTRAX respects your original layout when rotating but Altium does not. It also shows how AutoTRAX maintains the center of rotation but Altium goes walkabout.
This video show you how you can rotate schematics symbols easily and avoid the symbol breaking up or becoming muddled. This was done using AutoTRAX.
This video shows a comparison of rendering a 3D PCB with and without real-time shadows and reflective surfaces.
This video show the header produced by AutoTRAX/Active3D
This video shows you how to copy and paste a single circuit that has been laid out and routed to create a more complex circuit.
This video show you how to create a rectangular array of circuits by simply selecting, setting row and column counts and dragging. This was done using AutoTRAX.
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.
This video show you how to automatically connect SMT pads to power planes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this video you learn how to do post-autoroute optimization of your PCB tracks in AutoTRAX.
This shows you how to replace a power connector with a battery on the board.
In this video you will see the many different thing you can do to edit parts and schematic wiring in AutoTRAX.
This video shows you how to convert a design built with TPH PCB technology to one using SMT. The design will be dramatically reduced in size and manufacturing costs will also be greatly reduced.
This video show the design of a simple LED ladder display. It takes you through the process from schematic, custom part creation and PCB manual routing with AutoTRAX.
This video shows you how to add holes and cutouts to your PCB and how to edit them.
This video show you how to change track widths during manual routing with AutoTRAX.
This video show you how to reduce the width of a track segment to avoid design rule errors when routing between pads.
This is a quick video to show you some modeling in Active3D. Active3D is part of AutoTRAX.
This video show you how to do real time design rule checking when manually routing your PCB.
This video demonstrates the 3 different PCB routing techniques available in AutoTRAX.
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.
This video show you how to create a pad with a rounded end using AutoTRAX.
This video show you how to create a custom SOT223 for a BSP16T1 High Voltage Transistor in AutoTRAX
This video show you how to dock/undock/collapse and float panels in AutoTRAX
This video show you how to quickly add and edit polylines in AutoTRAX. It demonstrates how to convert polylines to curves. It also shows you how to create polylines from simple lines and curves.
This video demonstrates how to add/edit circles and ellipses in AutoTRAX.
This video shows you how to use the schematic, PCB and 3D viewports in AutoTRAX.
This video gives you an overview of adding graphics to your AutoTRAX drawings. It demonstrates adding lines, arcs, polylines, rectangles, ellipses, curves, polygons, closed curves, note boxes and markers.
This video show you how to create a PCB complete with holes and a cutout in AutoCAD and import the PCB into AutoTRAX.
This video that shows you how to make a complicated PCB by combining basic graphical shapes.
This video shows you how to add a thermal pad to a footprint to help conduct heat away from the device.
This video show you how to create a power mosfet device which uses both a custom pad configuration and a custom mosfet symbol.
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.
This video show you the 4 different ways to rotate parts on your PCB in AutoTRAX.
This video shows how wiring parts together in AutoTRAX is embarrassingly simple. Just hold down the left mouse button and drag the wire from the start terminal to the end terminal. AutoTRAX does the rest.
This video show you how to easily route a track/net on a PCB with automatic target suggestions.
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.
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.
This video show you how to partition a design into a amplifier sub-system and a separate power sub-system. The design uses pre-designed circuits and show you how to drag and drop them onto sheets to quickly create a sub-system. The sub-system are then connected together and finally the PCB is automatically created. This video uses AutoTRAX and demonstrates schematic design, PCB layout, auto-routing and 3D visualization.
This video gives you a quick view of the 100W amplifier sample that comes with AutoTRAX. It shows the schematic, PCB and the PCB in 3D. You also get a glimpse of Active3D
This video show you how AutoTRAX saves every change you make to a project to a special backup directory. This is the perfect 'Get out of jail free card' if your computer crashes due to power outage etc.
This shows you how to add 3D content to a PCB or part in AutoTRAX It also show you how to move and rotate objects.
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.
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.
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.
This video tutorial shows you how to add dimensions to your drawings in AutoTRAX.
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.
This show you how to create a PCB board from a schematic, layout the parts on the PCB, minimize the size of the PCB and auto-route the PCB with a single click.
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.
This video demonstrates how AutoTRAX automatically creates wire jumpers for you when schematic wires cross.
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.
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.
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.
This video shows you how you can easily update your copy of AutoTRAX. The automatic update is optional and can be turn on or off.
This video gives you a quick overview of AutoTRAX when you run it for the first time.
This video gives you an insight into how AutoTRAX automatically lays out parts on a PCB.
The video show you how to switch between short and full viewport cross cursors in AutoTRAX.
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.
This video show you how you can measure distances between objects in AutoTRAX
This video show you how to view and alter the settings used by AutoTRAX in a simple place - the Settings Panel.
This video show you how to view the XML file format used by AutoTRAX. You can make changes to your project and see how the file content changes.
This video show you how to view status, zoom in and out and turn on/off smart pan and the display of tooltips.
This video show you how to change the line and fill colors of objects in AutoTRAX.
This video show you how to arrange the viewports as either tabbed viewports or tiled viewports. It also show you how to float a viewport in AutoTRAX.
This video gives you a quick overview of the AutoTRAX workspace and show you the different menus and dockable panels. It also describes the tooltips.
The video demonstrates some of the capabilities of AutoTRAX, including schematic and PCB design together with 3D modeling, front panel design, artwork and diagrams.
An editor for creating 3D parts and editing PCBs in 3D. This is just to give you a taste of what's to come.
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.
This video show you the different methods on adding lines and also how to edit line properties such as line style, color, with and end caps.
This video shows you how to set the visibility and size of wire and bus junctions in schematic diagrams in AutoTRAX.
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.
This video demonstrates how easy it is to view your PCB in AutoTRAX. Camera slewing is shown.
This video gives you a quick overview of AutoTRAX Design Express and its abilities to perform schematic design, simulation, PCB layout and solid modeling.
This video shows you how you can manually route a PCB where multiple pads are connected together.
This video demonstrates how to use the ELECTRA shape-based auto-router with 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.
The video demonstrates how to use the AutoTRAX ribbon menu's shortcuts. AutoTRAX is an integrated electronic design program with schematic capture, pcb layout and design together with spice simulation. It also comes complete with 3D output for MCAD.
In AutoTRAX you can save a design to the library for later re-use. This video show how an amplifier is saved to the library and then re-used.
In AutoTRAX, symbol terminal names and pin numbers can be moved independently of the symbol terminal. This video show you how.
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.
This video show you how to mark terminals on schematics as not requiring a connection.
This video demonstrates how to use guides in AutoTRAX to accurately position objects to horizontal, vertical and point guides.
This video demonstrates how you can produce PCBs with professional quality text in contract to the standard 'stick' text produced by most EDA programs.
This video demonstrates how to create a simple resistor ladder using AutoTRAX.