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Current Releases


CopperCAD's AAdd Stub Program Menu
AAdd Stub

Marks the exact length along a cline by adding
a temporary via at a user specified distance.
The designer can then change the trace width
independently on either side of the temporary
breakpoint.


• Extremely useful when RamBus Routing is
   required.

• Automatically places multiple vias on
   terminations that have multiple clines
   connecting to it.











CopperCAD's AMod DiffPair Program Menu
AMod DiffPair

Automatically create sets of differential pairs
by keying on the net names.


• Currently four possible naming conventions
   can be selected.












CopperCAD's AMod Net Program Menu
AMod Net

Interactively add and or merge new nets to
existing vias, clines and pins.


• Use the multiple option to select groups of
   vias, tracks and pins to merge to the new net.


• Find and delete unused nets .













CopperCAD's AAdd_ShapeCopy Program Menu
AAdd ShapeCopy

Copy complex shapes from one design to
another.


• Select the target shape and the software
   creates a shape file to disk.

• Read the shape file back into any design,
   recreating the shape exactly like the original.











New Three Tab Version

CopperCAD's AGen Silkscreen Program Menu
AGen Silkscreen

A replacement for the "Auto Silk" layers.
Intelligently creates a silkscreen layer using
parameters you specify by component type.

• Generate silkscreen interactively for one
   component at a time.

• Choose to generate for only the resistors
   on bottom side, removing the clutter of
   chips capacitors.

• Automatically creates the correct size text
   block to achieve true and accurate
   finished text size.

• Interactively add "plus" and "Diode"
   shapes to components missing these
   outlines.

• Verify silkscreen clearance to vias and
   pads or to solder mask openings.

• Report on missing silkscreen text,
   overlapping text and text under
   components.





AAdd ArcSeg

This program converts 90 and 45 degree
routing into arced segments.



• Automatically detects differential
   pairs when one trace is selected.

• Control the Arc radius.

• Works with metric an imperial designs.









    Before     After
     

AAdd DataCopy

Copy the testpoints from any design to your
current board.



• Program determines if a suitable location
   exists (a via or pin must be present), and no
   pre-existing testpoint is present at the
   location.

• Use the same bed of nails fixture for multiple
   designs.












AMod Height

Modify the minimum component height or maximum component height values, to one or multiple components, in a single pass.


• Select target components by refdes, symbol
   type or component type.

• Saves time compared to fixing the database,
   or changing the values one at a time.









New Three Tab Version

AAdd Restrict
Re-Named to AAdd KeepOut

Add Route and Via keep-outs automatically and interactively to components, pins, vias, fiducials, text, lines, shapes (logos) and holes. Keeps Specctra from placing tracks or vias where you don't want them.

• Add user defined Route and Via Keep -
   outs to components bodies and pins
   automatically.

• Add Via Keep-outs to silkscreen lines
   and text, before auto-routing.

• Add Route keep-outs between the pins
   of DIL and QFP devices .

• Interactively add circular, square or
   rectangular Route and Via Keep-outs
   to any hole or pin.

• Components can be in any angle of
   rotation.

• Works in all units of measure.
   (metric/imperial)

• Reduces board clean-up time. Let
   Specctra figure out the via's placement.

Keep-outs added to device bodies.
Via Keep-outs added to device pins.
           
Via Keep-outs added to lines and text.
    
Route Keep-outs added between the pins of DIL and QFP devices.
    
Route and/or Via Keep-outs added to any hole, fiducial or pin.
    
AMod_Object

This program behaves almost like the UniCAD layout tools. When users select a symbol, a pin, a via, a copper track or a text; all the programs related to the selected object are available at the right mouse button.

1. If a Symbol is selected, user can "Move" it to a new location with the "Left-Mouse". Other features user can select on the "Right-Mouse" are:
  • Move By Offset.
  • Move By User Entry.
  • Delete (i.e. Unplace symbol).
  • Rotate (i.e. 90 degree increment).
  • Relayer (i.e. Mirror symbol to other layer).
  • Lock/Unlock.
  • Query Pins.
2. If a Pin is selected, user can "Route" a track with the "Left-Mouse". Other features user can select on the "Right-Mouse" are:
  • Route/Unroute.
  • Lock/Unlock.
  • Net Merge.
  • Test Probe (i.e.Probe Add, Probe Delete, Probe Lock, Probe Unlock, Select Probe Layer).
  • Query Pad Stack.
  • Change Pad Stack.
3. If a Via is selected, user can "Route" a track with the "Left-Mouse". Other features user can select on the "Right-Mouse" are:
  • Route/Unroute.
  • Lock/Unlock.
  • Net Merge.
  • Delete.
  • Test Probe (i.e.Probe Add, Probe Delete, Probe Lock, Probe Unlock, Select Probe Layer).
  • Query Pad Stack.
  • Change Pad Stack.
4. If a copper-track is selected, user can "Route" a track with the "Left-Mouse". Other features user can select on the "Right-Mouse" are:
  • Relayer (i.e. Relocate track to other layer and vias are added on both ends).
  • Route/Unroute.
  • Lock/Unlock.
  • Net Merge.
  • Delete (i.e. Only delete a segment).
  • Test Probe (i.e. A "virtual" probe can be added to the track).
  • Query.
  • Change Seg Width.
5. If a text is selected, user can "Move" it with the "Left-Mouse". Other features user can select on the "Right-Mouse" are:
  • Delete.
  • Rotate.
  • Text2Symbol (i.e. This will link a text to a symbol).
  • ChangeText.
  • Change Width

AMod_Shape

This program allows users to modify the symbol shapes on layer "PACKAGE GEOMETRY/PLACE_BOUND_" to a new symbol shapes on layer "PACKAGE GEOMETRY/ASSEMBLY_".

AMod_Signal --> ReNamed to AMod_Net

This program allows users to merge new NETS to selected PINS, VIAS or CLINES. If the net is not yet defined, the program will define a new one then proceed to merge the net. Also, users can query the unused nets and remove them.



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