‘Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do… Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

Before setting out on a new journey it’s always a good idea to see where you’ve been.

Planned enhancements to AutoTRAX for the next 12 months

  • Part Creators
    Similar to the current add/edit resistor dialog/command the following device types will be supported:

    • MELF resistors
    • Inductors
    • Transformers
    • Diodes
    • Transistors
  • Parametric Models
    Parametric device models that automatically create footprints, 3D parts and the associated schematic symbols will be added for the following device types:

    • Disc Capacitor
    • SIP resistors
    • Sockets
    • Transformers
  • Parts Library
    • More parts and expanded community parts.
    • Web based parts librarian.


  • HELP System
    • More videos.
    • Designing with AutoTRAX book.


  • 2D Graphics
    Faster graphics -DONE!
  • Active3D Integration – ALL DONE!
    The 3D viewer/modeler will be improved to:

    • Import from Active3D into AutoTRAX.
    • More model creation techniques including surface of revolution, extrusions and machine tool operations like drills.
    • A 32 bit version will be added.
    • Reflective surfaces.
    • Real-time shadows.
  • 3D Import
    • STEP import.
  • 3D Visualization Inside AutoTRAX
    • Background customization – add your own images and set background colors.
    • Custom lighting.
  • PCB Routing
    • Improved internal router. Shaped based at no additional cost.
    • Follow me routing with manual routing linked to the internal router; a bit like the schematic wire router.
  • Reliability
    Kill all those bugs and usability issues and make AutoTRAX rock solid:

    • Improved Mantis Bug Tracking.
    • Feature Tracking.
    • Usability Tracking.

‘It’s a long road, but with all roads, there is an end.’
Click here if you have any ideas for things to add to the roadmap.