New Video Tutorials

Below you will find a collection of  PCB Tutorial Videos showing you how to get the best out of AutoTRAX’s powerful PCB design capabilities.

Panelizing with 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.

Sizing Schematic Sheet Content to Fill the Page

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.
This is done by using the sheet property section in the properties panel and dragging the page scale thumbwheel to a left at the right. You will see the page content dynamically change in size as you do this and it is extremely easy to arrange the size of the content to fill the sheet.

 

Cross reference parts

This video show you how to use the navigator in AutoTRAX to locate and cross reference parts in your design. It also show you how to quickly tile your views.

Finding parts in your 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.

Locating Symbol Terminals by Pad Name

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.

Creating a Capacitor

In this video you quickly learn how to create a block capacitor.

Simulation – Real time Changes

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 was done using an electronic schematic in AutoTRAX.

 

Real-Time Circuit Simulation Instruments

This video show you how virtual instruments work on your schematics with real-time simulation.

 

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.

The radius of your track corners will automatically change in real-time

 

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 with AutoTRAX.

 

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.

 

Splitting a Symbol

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 symbol was split on the final schematic and not in the part editor.

 

Using the Space Pilot Pro for 3D Navigation of your PCB

This video show the Space Pilot Pro in action viewing a PCB in 3D.
This uses AutoTRAX

 

Setting the 3D Background

This video shows you how to change the background to the 3-D view of your printed circuit board.
The normal view is a gradient from one colour to another and the default is from dark blue to white.
You can easily change either of the two gradient colours are select a colour from the palette buttons.

 

Adding 3D Objects

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.
It also shows you are you can rotate, translate and scale the objects by dragging a 3-D manipulator.

 

Dragging Materials onto 3D Objects

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.

 

Replacing an existing part in a PCB design

This 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

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.

 

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