Easy-PC Version 16 Release
Highlights of some of the new features included in Version 16 - Release 16 is
packed with over 25 significant new developments delivering the best value in
a new version of Easy-PC.
Add ‘sticky’ notes to annotate your design. These might be ECO notes to apply, questions
about the design for other people to answer, ideas, reminders and suchlike.
Notes in Easy-PC are intelligent; they will have a subject or title, can be categorised and can be formatted
using different colours, fonts, sizes etc. Importantly, Notes can be synchronised with the
PCB to ensure all information is passed from one design to anther. User defined markers
are placed in the design to indicate a Note, the notes are displayed in a Notes Browser bar,
docked at the side of Easy-PC like other dockable windows. From this you can also edit, view
and print Notes. A standard report of all Notes in the design can be printed for use with your
audit trail of a design project.
All design reports can be output as HTML Reports with a live link back to design
once run. Using its own Report Browser window, reports are formatted and displayed
without the need for an additional text editor. Using this report window, items
within it are displayed as hyperlinks, selecting these will highlight the appropriate
item within the design. Reports can be printed from this window to further add
value to this new feature.
User-defined 3D Packages
In addition to the built-in 3D shape primitives, you can now create your own 3D
packages or customise the existing package with extra graphical elements. A new
editor mode within the 3D packager allows flexibility for creation and manipulation
of your own detailed packages. More detail in your own packages means higher quality
graphics once you use the 3D Viewer, this also means a higher quality print or picture
if used for documentation.
Schematic Star Points & Star Point Components
To complement Star Points in PCB, you can now add Star Points to Schematic Symbols
and PCB Footprints. You can also create Star Point Components that can be used in
both design editors. Within Properties you can define terminal pins and pads as Star
Points; the design editors intelligently manage this pin data and apply the appropriate
rules to them.
The ability to ‘nudge’ a design item onto the next grid or partial grid step has
been added. Selection of an item will allow you to nudge it without the need to
enter Move mode, this makes simple adjustments very quick.
Auto-neck between items during track editing
With the Auto Neck feature enabled, when adding or editing a track, if the
edit will create a DRC error between the track and the item, the track will be
automatically ‘necked’ down to its alternative width as defined in the Net Class.
Spread out items equally in the design using the three new modes available.
Each mode performs a slightly more refined ‘spread’. Where the aesthetics of
the design is important or critical, this saves you time using specific grids and
adjusting the placement manually.
Page Links in Schematics
Page links in the Schematic allow you jump to other pages where the
same net name is used. Used in conjunction with the Sheets Where
Used attribute, you can also display all the pages that this item appears on.
Angled Thermal Pages
When creating power planes or partial planes, you can now default to angled thermal pads.
This will put in angled spokes (45 degrees for 4 spokes) instead of the more usual
orthogonal (90 degree) angled spokes. You may have a design that is tight for space
and angles spokes may be a better option to maximise spoke usage.
Application Start Page
For new and occasional users, we have introduced a Start-up page which
provides you with a central location to access your recent designs, libraries
and projects. Using our ‘live’ link, you can also be kept up-to-date with the
latest information about Easy-PC and related topics. An option switch enables
you to de-select this feature should you wish to.
Additional Pin Styles in Schematics
New Pin Styles have been added to the Schematic editor allowing you to
use Diamond, Octagon and Triangle. These pin shapes can be used to
create symbols for annotation within your design.
SPECIAL OFFERS - Library Upgrades
Pro-Library 5 Update
With it's fifth update, another 12,400 components have been added to the
Pro-library taking the total to over 69,600. These are ready to use and to
simply drop into your design. New components are included for the Cypress,
Linear Technology, Maxim, National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments
If you have purchased any previous versions of the Pro-library, you can
upgrade for just £59 when you upgrade to Easy-PC 16*. Offer is limited to July-August 2012.
Visit the Pro-Library page.
* You must have previously purchased the Micro Lib or Pro-Lib Library options
to qualify for an upgrade at the prices shown.
Micro Library 5 Update
With the release of Micro-Controller Library 5, we've added over 3,800 new Micro library parts
to the existing library. These include parts from the Atmel, Microchip and Zilog ranges.
If you have purchased any previous version of this library, you can upgrade for just £47
when you upgrade to Easy-PC 16*. Offer is limited to July-August 2012.
Visit the Micro Library page.
* You must have previously purchased the Micro Lib or Pro-Lib Library options to qualify
for an upgrade at the prices shown. The Pro-Lib 5, Micro Library 5 and Conn Library 3
upgrades will work with Easy-PC Version 14 or above.
Connector Library 3 Update
The connector library has been increased by 248 new parts. We’ve added components from
the Tyco ranges; 1734261, 1734289, HPI, HPI_125, HPI_125SMT, HPI_125SRA and MiniCT.
This library upgrade is supplied free of charge if you already have the Connector library 2
and are purchasing Version 16 under the summer promotion. If not, a small charge of £34
will be made to upgrade from Conn Lib 1 or 2. Offer is limited to July-August 2012.
Visit the Connector Library page.
SPECIAL OFFERS - Trace-Router Upgrade
If you already have the Easy-Router product, upgrade to Version 16
and receive the Trace-Router at absolutely no extra charge! If you
don't have Easy-router already, then there is a small charge for you
to take this powerful new autorouter.
Easy-PC 16.0 Additional Features Summary
- Auto-weld Now feature
- Horizontal text alignment
- Update component Keep Value Positions
- Multiple selection Nets Technology
- Values units in Technology dialog
- Save and Load Shortcut keys
- Exclude SCM-only components from reports
- Bus Names: Display, Find, Clone
- Nets By Sheet report
- Switch to support components in SCM to/from PCB
- Back annotation of Values
- Pour and Thermal Connection Types
- Panel origin in PCB design
- Excellon output decimal point values
- Placement origin in PCB Symbols
- Offset pad styles
- Max Spokes value used in Pour copper
- Fully supported under Win 7 [32 & 64 bit]
- Benefit from our FREE technical support service
- UPDATED Pro Library 5 cost option
- UPDATED Micro Library 5 cost option
- UPDATED Connector Library 3 cost option