The Easy-PC update for existing customers of any pin variant. The yearly update usually has between 15 to 30 useful and customer requested new features. Read on for details of what is new in the current release.
Below are some of the highlights from the list of features added in Easy-PC Version 20. This year it's all about you - the user. We've added many user-requested features that you have told us will help in your design process.
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Problems caused during component creation can be frustrating and time consuming. To help eliminate and detect problems as you build your part, Easy-PC contains highlighting and reporting features. Using colour-coded bars in the component editor grid, different warnings are presented to you representing various mistakes. In addition to the grid bars, you can also report pin assignment errors, this is especially useful when designing large pin devices such as BGAs.
To aid component creation, tooltips in the component preview window for the represented symbols will display key pin information when hovered over. If the pin is selected, the Status bar will show gate or pin information as an additional visual verification.
From the component manager dialog, you can now add a component directly to the design or component bin without exiting the dialog. The same feature is also available when using the Find (Library Item) dialog. By having this facility, the speed of search and addition of components to the design is significantly increased.
Using the new Replace Component option, you can perform a global find and replace components in the design to a different type or the same type but from a different library. Options within the dialog allow you to apply the replacement to just the selection or the whole design. Additionally, the replacement can be made across all schematics sheets in a project or just the current sheet. Preview windows of the replacement component are displayed for added verification.
Often, sizes or lengths you need in the design have been presented to you as a calculation. You can now type in basic calculations using the popup calculator. Easy-PC detects the entry of a formula and resolves it using the popup calculator. For example, values might be entered as 3.37-2.05, these will be resolved to 1.32 in the dialog.
When placing components, from within the Grids dialog, you can now pre-select a grid to use. This means, if swapping from track edit to moving components, you will not need to change grids, this change will be automatically made for you.
When hovering the mouse over a component, the tooltip can now display defined values for that item. The list is populated using a user defined preference easily added using the Preferences dialog.
When creating bill of materials using the Easy-PC BOM composer, you can produce a BOM for a single Variant should your design contain variants.
When a copper shape in a PCB symbol has a pad number assigned to make it into a 'custom' extension of the pad shape, the Auto Mask property within the footprint editor will ensure the shape is plotted with the relevant over/undersize when creating solder or paste mask layers.
From within the Plotting and Printing dialog, an under or oversizing for Pads-only plots can now be specified as a percentage value.
From within all Print dialogs the ability to print the design background colour has been introduced. This means that where your own colour has been specified, the print will be reflective of that colour.
To improve the import of Eagle designs and libraries, Easy-PC 20 now imports native ("XML" format) Eagle files without the need to use ULP and intermediate files for import. Simple take your Eagle design and drop it onto the Easy-PC application to start the import.
Pro-Library 8 Update The Pro-Library has over 32,800 additional Parts and their associated Symbols and Footprints. This takes the contents of the Pro-Library to just over 121,000 Parts.
Micro Library 8 Update Over 2,900 additional Micro-controller components taking the total to over 14,300.
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