What’s New in AutoTRAX DEX


 

Version 9.79 – Guides/Combining Shapes/Python

Interactive placement now also snaps to guides. Improved visibility of guides when adding them. Lines, polylines, arcs and curves can now be combined into new shapes. Updated Python scripting and fixed slow editing. IronPython 2.7.7 DEX main namespace changed to...

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Version 9.76 – Simulation

This is in the early stages of development and has been released so you can provide valuable feedback to shape the direction of development. Read...

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Version 9.75 – Numerical Input/Spelling checker

You can now create the following by entering text values during the creation process. Closed curves No masks PCB border PCB cutouts Keepouts Copper pours Polygon pads Split power planes Fix for spelling checker - missing...

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Website redesign looking good

The main effort in changing this website over to Wordpress from .NET MVC5 is now complete. The new site now makes it far easier to add additional content.  

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Norton Anti-Virus becomes Anti-Everything

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/trojangen8-false   Solution Uninstall Norton Ask for your money back. Use the FREE AVG Make sure it's the free one. When installing, watch out for it installing Yahoo in your browser....

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Version 9.69

Updated website links to support the new website. Click to download

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Updating Website

Website Update The website is being updated on Saturday 25th. February, 2017. It should be all working.

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Fixed download links

Fixed links for downloading: Apple ePub manual PDF manual Parts Videos Creating a PCB Tutorial      

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Bug Reporter Fixed

Problem with email server. Umm, thought all problem must be fixed. Ah well! It was down since 30th. December, 2016.

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Secure Web Site

DEXPCB web pages are now secured using the HTTPS protocol. HTTPS provides authentication of the website and associated web server with which one is communicating, which protects against man-in-the-middle attacks. Additionally, it provides bidirectional encryption of...

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New sub-domain – dexpcb.com

dexpcb.com I have added a new sub-domain to dexpcb.com. This is a Wordpress site that will allow me to more easily add change info and notes. This sub-domain is under-development but functional. I need to pretty up the menu.

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What’s New Moved

The Word document that comes with the DEX installer has now been replaced by this web page. This enables more detailed information to be presented about changed...

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Saturday 4 February, 2017

Fix for missing duplicate terminals in part replacement dialog. Added color coding to in-part replacement dialog. Improved terminal name matching. If not exact, then color coded gray - gray area.

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Friday 3 February, 2017

Added ability to replace a part by dragging the part from the library onto the symbol for the part to be replaced in a project schematic. Electrical connectivity can be maintained. This will not replace multi-symbol parts.

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Thursday 19 January, 2017

Added Twitter button to menu. Added optional speck prompt to text capture from PDFs etc. Add option hiding of the application during to text capture from PDFs etc.

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Saturday 14 January, 2017

New description attributes for parts. Now short and full description. Full description now has a full text editor with fonts, tables, colors etc.

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Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Fix for false Electra pin limit for demo software. Fix for Electra ‘.rte’ file key word change from ‘Net’ to ‘net’.

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Friday 16 December, 2016

DEX now searched for Electra: User defined location C:\Program Files (x86)\ELECTRA C:\Program Files\ELECTRA Distribution demo

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Wednesday 14 December, 2016

You can now add pre-routed designs to the library. When you drag the design onto a project, after you place the schematic, you will be shown the PCB and you can place the pre-routed circuit. Library diodes now have polarity band. Refresh part in the parametric...

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Sunday 11 December, 2016

Added an option in File Settings popup to set a common base directory where ALL archives/auto-backup files will be saved. If this is not set then they are saved to the same directory as the project/part.  

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Saturday 10 December, 2016

Added option to File Settings for AutoArchive - automatically save to archive every N changes. If this is set to 1, then every change you make is automatically saved. If set to 2 or more then changes may be not saved. Only the Nth will be saved. e.g. if you set it to...

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Thursday 8 December, 2016

Improved copy and paste. Now works with sub-picked items. How it works: Copy something using pick or sub-pick. This will put the data on the clipboard. You can close and restart DEX and it will paste! You can also start up another version and paste. When pasting, if...

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November 2016

Monday 28 November, 2016 Electra 5.60 usage improved. Sunday 27 November, 2016 Improved 2D package visuals for SOIC and Quad parts. Updated to Electra 5.60 Saturday 26 November, 2016 Yellow circle around SMT circular pads. DXF output now has units option. Added button...

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October 2016

Monday 31 October, 2016 Option to optimize STL output for 3D printing. Saturday 29 October, 2016 Added 3D export to Wavefront OBJ files. Autodesk’s Inventor and 3DStudio MAX will import these. You can the animate and/or create 3D manufacturing assemblies. Friday 28...

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September 2016

Saturday 25 September, 2016 Version 9. New free non-commercial license. Fix for place footprints net temp drawing error. Fix for package layers turning on selecting footprints in the Navigator panel. Friday 23 September, 2016 Place all footprints around border is...

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August 2016

Sunday 28 August, 2016 Dragging part onto schematic now sets focus to the viewport so pressing delete will work on the viewport not the library panel. Dragged part remains selected in the library panel. Deleting in the parts panel display what’s deleted and beep....

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July 2016

Sunday 31 July, 2016 Nets now truly draw on top. Friday 29 July, 2016 Fix for Unicode characters in Pick & Place output file. New Arduino demo. Fix for bug with drill holes drawn in wrong position (sometimes) when only bottom layer visible. Gerber output OK....

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June 2016

Tuesday 28 June, 2016 Fix for footprint reference not visible in part builder. Improved editing of schematic buses. Add a Bus optimizer. Monday 27 June, 2016 Minor fix for importing Eagle 7 files with buses. Fix for pad holes sizes importing Eagle files. Wednesday 22...

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May 2016

Tuesday 31 May, 2016 In 3D viewport, press Ctrl+C or copy, the image is copied to the clipboard with white background. Fix for transparent 3D images/note boxes. Fix for mis-sized courtyards when changing parametric part type. Saturday 28 May, 2016 Copper pours and...

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April 2016

Saturday 30 April, 2016 Added textured PCB strength slider to 3D view panel. Added lighting control to 3D view panel. Added solder resist properties to 3D view panel. Thursday 28 April, 2016 Added option to the layers panel to hide/show un-routed split power nets....

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March 2016

Tuesday 22 March, 2016 Internal router enabled. Sunday 20 March, 2016 Fix for title bar redraw error when changing themes. Fix for loading corrupt files crashing DEX.

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February, 2016

Thursday 25 February, 2016 Fix for snap to angle being ‘too keen’. Auto-end manual route improved. Wednesday 24 February, 2016 Loads of improvements to Active3D. Active3D works with SpacePilot Pro. Sunday 14 February, 2016 Bug fixes. Extended functionality...

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January, 2016

Tuesday 26 January, 2016 New tooltips for the viewport. Monday 25 January, 2016 Bug reporter shows your reported problems. Sunday 24 January, 2016 Several bug fixes. Friday 15 January, 2016 Fix for missing markers in the horizontal ruler. Improved DXF output, layers,...

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