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Bartels :: Bartels AutoEngineer :: BAE Documentation :: BAE Update History

Bartels AutoEngineer® Dokumentation

Bartels AutoEngineer®
Update History

PDF Version (372 KB; updated 09 November 2013)

The Bartels AutoEngineer® - Update History provides short information about the most important new features, enhancements and changes introduced by Bartels AutoEngineer update versions released since Bartels AutoEngineer Version 1.2. Forward compatibility from earlier versions to newer Bartels AutoEngineer versions is always ensured, but not backward compatibility.

 

Contents

Next Bartels AutoEngineer Version * Preliminary Information *
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 8.0
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.8
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.6
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.4
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.2
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.0
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.8
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.6
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.4
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.2
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.0
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 5.4
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 5.0
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.6
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.4
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.2
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.0
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 3.4
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 3.2
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 3.0
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.6
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.4
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.2
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.0
Bartels AutoEngineer Version 1.6

 

Next Bartels AutoEngineer Version * Preliminary Information *

The following features are currently being developed and/or scheduled/planned for release with the next Bartels AutoEngineer version. I.e., this feature list is preliminary and subject to change or extension without prior notice. Suggestions on how to improve the Bartels AutoEngineer and/or the Bartels User Language by introducing new or improving existing functions are highly appreciated.

The most significant new features and/or improvements to be introduced with the next Bartels AutoEngineer version are:

  • [BAE V8.0.004] Coordinate pick function added to added to the coordinate input dialogs of the Jump Absolute functions.
  • [BAE V8.0.004] Function for using coordinates from the clipboard added to the coordinate input dialogs of the Jump Absolute functions.
  • [BAE V8.0.004] Features for validating project-specific symbol attribute settings added to the SCM symbol database functions.
  • [BAE V8.0.004] New Schematic Editor functions for transferring attribute value assignments.
  • [BAE V8.0.006] Derive Text functions for copying editable texts with positioning attributes implemented in both Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V8.0.006] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor options for fading out attribute name texts for attributes without attribute value assignments.
  • [BAE V8.0.004] Part coordinates and part rotation angles included in the part list output of the layout part report.
  • [BAE V8.0.004] Layout Editor functions for trace corner rounding applicable to trace bundles.
  • [BAE V8.0.006] New parameter for setting a name pattern for via macro selection lists in the layout system.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 8.0

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 8.0 are:

  • [BAE V7.8.058] Bartels AutoEngineer supported on Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.
  • [BAE V7.8.019] Updated Linux hardlock drivers provided.
  • [BAE V7.8.019] BAE Linux versions linked to libmotif4 Motif library.
  • [BAE V7.8.014] Edit bae.ini and Edit baeuser.ini buttons added to Settings / Settings bae.ini dialog.
  • [BAE V7.8.033] New options for specifying an alternative (company-wide) configuration file directory.
  • [BAE V7.8.035] New options for setting comments to be displayed with color and/or aperture table selections.
  • [BAE V7.8.054] New SVG Output functions for generating SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) outputs from the currently SCM and/or layout loaded element.
  • [BAE V7.8.057] Highlight net function improved and equipped with new mini projects.
  • [BAE V7.8.039] Dialog position memory with multi-monitor configuration support.
  • [BAE V7.8.047] Message and confirmation popup dialog placement modified to position default confirmation button under mouse cursor if possible.
  • [BAE V7.8.051] New option for setting reference points for jump relative interactions implemented.
  • [BAE V7.8.009] Rule system functions included in right mouse button context menus.
  • [BAE V7.8.042] Function button tooltips added to the favourites dialogs of the BAE Windows versions.
  • [BAE V7.8.055] Context menu pick element information display in status line implemented/improved.
  • [BAE V7.8.045] Tab controls and a number of parameter settings which were previously only implemented through different menus and submenus have been added to the Settings|Settings dialog of the BAE Windows versions.
  • [BAE V7.8.046] Ruler tick display during distance queries.
  • [BAE V7.8.058] Improved and new net and label highlighting/coloring functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.019] Option for copying/creating logical library definitions implemented in the Save As Schematic Editor function for saving SCM symbols.
  • [BAE V7.8.006] New property dialog function for copying SCM symbol attribute values to the clipboard.
  • [BAE V7.8.018] New features for automatic and semi-automatic SCM symbol attribute value assignments through macro command sequences.
  • [BAE V7.8.015] Renumber Parts Schematic Editor functions modified to preserve the group selection status of renamed symbols.
  • [BAE V7.8.007] Improved Schematic Editor functions for copying/setting plan header variant attributes.
  • [BAE V7.8.046] Schematic Editor functions for renaming/renumbering symbols extended.
  • [BAE V7.8.047] Schematic Editor Add Conection function modified to pick default connection point marker from bae.ini if no such marker is configured in the current project.
  • [BAE V7.8.007] New and improved Schematic Editor functions for automatically re-routing connections when moving and/or rotating symbols and labels.
  • [BAE V7.8.004] Polygon segment pick supported by Move Graphic and Copy Graphic Schematic Editor functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.004] Arc radius control for arc center points in the Schematic Editor p key element property dialog modified to allow for arc radius modifications.
  • [BAE V7.8.004] Schematic Editor Search Text function modified to search for texts on all hierarchy levels of the currently loaded element and to support text pattern searches.
  • [BAE V7.8.035] Align right added to Schematic Editor text placement functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.027] Attribute name prefix definitions introduced for displaying attribute texts in upper case or lower case.
  • [BAE V7.8.008] New options for specifying destination directories for autosave backup files.
  • [BAE V7.8.047] Library macro selection memory built into library element dialogs for faster macro selection from network libraries.
  • [BAE V7.8.047] New option for listing logical library definitions implemented in Library Cross Reference function.
  • [BAE V7.8.031] Pin numbering check implemented in the Schematic Editor and Layout Editor functions for saving schematic symbols and layout part macros.
  • [BAE V7.8.051] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor drawing functions for adding arrow tips to graphic lines and line polygons.
  • [BAE V7.8.009] Group and clipping options added to the EPS/PDF Output functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.049] New option for importing closed line polygona as areas added to the Schematic Editor and Layout Editor Autocad/DXF import functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.027] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor functions for moving named groups.
  • [BAE V7.8.041] Schematic Editor functions for moving groups with mirrored and/or rotated elements improved. Arbitrary rotation angles supported for groups without connections.
  • [BAE V7.8.010] New options for deselecting or moving glued group elements added to the Move Group functions in Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.8.044] New features for labelling documentary layers in the layout toolbar.
  • [BAE V7.8.044] NDF net list format supported by Layout Editor net list import functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.033] New layout layer browse options for selecting solder or part sides with documentary layer views.
  • [BAE V7.8.031] New Layout Editor item browser function for controlling the display of element types from different hierarchy levels.
  • [BAE V7.8.007] Improved layout DRC error markers for net list parts placed with wrong package types.
  • [BAE V7.8.046] Layout Editor functions for querying elements implemented on padstack aand pad level.
  • [BAE V7.8.056] Layout macro outline display functions and options implemented.
  • [BAE V7.8.007] Improved Layout Editor function for net list part package type updates.
  • [BAE V7.8.010] New options for specifying part placement side suffices added to the Layout Editor part renumbering function.
  • [BAE V7.8.015] Autoname Parts Layout Editor functions modified to preserve the group selection status of renamed parts.
  • [BAE V7.8.041] New options for keeping X or Y coordinates implemented in the interactive part placement functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.047] Layout Editor functions for creating and editing traces modified to pick standard via definition from bae.ini if this via is not yet defined in the current project.
  • [BAE V7.8.026] New Layout Editor functions for setting trace widths.
  • [BAE V7.8.004] Point to Point Trace routing function in the Layout Editor modified to support fixed trace generation.
  • [BAE V7.8.022] Usability of the Insert Segment Layout Editor function for inserting trace segments improved.
  • [BAE V7.8.052] New Add Pair/Bus Layout Editor function.
  • [BAE V7.8.014] New Move Segment Bundle Layout Editor function.
  • [BAE V7.8.041] Functions for automatically joining diagonal trace segments improved when moving traces segments and/or trace segment bundles.
  • [BAE V7.8.020] New option for automatically splitting segments at obstacles when moving trace segments in the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.8.018] New Layout Editor functions for trace corner rounding/angulation.
  • [BAE V7.8.008] New and improved Layout Editor functions for trace meandering.
  • [BAE V7.8.052] New and improved Layout Editor functions for generating, processing and editing bus and parallel trace structures.
  • [BAE V7.8.008] Layout Editor function for converting traces to areas improved.
  • [BAE V7.8.029] New Layout Editor function for changing the spacing between parallel trace segments.
  • [BAE V7.8.009] New Layout Editor rule system functions for automatically picking vias for different trace widths.
  • [BAE V7.8.018] Layout Editor trace length report functions with new output format options for easy processing in external spreadsheet applications.
  • [BAE V7.8.046] Minimum trace length violations listed in Layout Editor trace length report functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.004] Area segment pick supported by Move Area and Copy Area Layout Editor functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.004] Arc radius control for arc center points in the Layout Editor p key element property dialog modified to allow for arc radius modifications.
  • [BAE V7.8.035] Align right added to Layout Editor text placement functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.015] New Layout Editor option for displaying airlines from group-selected net list pins to the rest of the layout during interactive group placement operations.
  • [BAE V7.8.021] New Layout Editor options for treating selectable fill areas as Autorouter keepout areas.
  • [BAE V7.8.027] New Layout Editor function for automatically creating copper fill keepout areas at narrow gaps between round pins and vias.
  • [BAE V7.8.046] New Layout Editor functions for transfering fill area parameters between fill areas.
  • [BAE V7.8.056] New rule system predicate for specifying non-default copper fill clearance parameters for traces, areas, vias, padstack macros and pad macros.
  • [BAE V7.8.027] New Autorouter option for stepping through the routing wave display.
  • [BAE V7.8.009] CAM Processor dialogs for multi-layer selections improved.
  • [BAE V7.8.009] Clipping option added to Monochrome Bitmap Output CAM Processor function.
  • [BAE V7.8.008] New BAE HighEnd rule system predicate introduced to enable CAM output of partial drill hole terminator pads.
  • [BAE V7.8.047] New CAM Processor option for excluding unused drill diameters from drill tool table outputs.
  • [BAE V7.8.033] Generic insertion data output with pin net names.
  • [BAE V7.8.049] New generic insertion data options for pin outputs and part reference name filtering.
  • [BAE V7.8.058] New CAM View functions for scaling imported Gerber data and aperture size definitions.
  • [BAE V7.8.058] New and improved User Language system functions.
  • [BAE V7.8.058] New and improved User Language programs.
  • [BAE V7.8.006] New definitions added to the symbol and part libraries.
  • [BAE V7.8.046] Net and net pin attribute symbols added to the route.ddb SCM symbol library.
  • [BAE V7.8.018] terminal pin macros of att_ symbols in the route.ddb SCM symbol library replaced with labelpin pin macros to trigger automatic pin connection routing when first placing these symbol at positions without connection.
  • [BAE V7.8.019] Default ?? attribute values assigned to route.ddb SCM library symbols to trigger automatic attribute value assignment dialogs when placing these symbols.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.8

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.8 are:

  • [BAE V7.6.034] New and improved BAE configuration file access function under Windows.
  • [BAE V7.6.034] Bartels AutoEngineer HighEnd installation on Windows simplified.
  • [BAE V7.6.020] Graphic system performance for displaying patterns significantly improved for Windows versions with Desktop Window Manager (DWM) such as Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
  • [BAE V7.6.047] Dialog windows resizable.
  • [BAE V7.6.003] Command history management and command history processing improved.
  • [BAE V7.6.009] New BAE command sequence processor/interpreter to support remotely controlled BAE operation.
  • [BAE V7.6.010] Element load history access through mouse "thumb" keys under Windows.
  • [BAE V7.6.010] Edit button added for loading report outputs into text editors added to report display windows.
  • [BAE V7.6.012] Rule system memory management optimized. Elements with large numbers of rule settings are loading significantly faster.
  • [BAE V7.6.015] Improved messaging system for read-only DDB file access.
  • [BAE V7.6.024] Context menu with viewport positioning options added to Center/Pan Window function.
  • [BAE V7.6.024] Functions for placing elements and polygon points modified to retrieve coordinate pairs from the Windows when pressing the Ctrl-V key.
  • [BAE V7.6.058] Improved and new toolbar button display options.
  • [BAE V7.6.004] Schematic Editor under Windows to support automatic schematic sheet load when dragging & dropping .ddb file names onto the Layout Editor window.
  • [BAE V7.6.012] New Schematic Editor command line startup modes for loading schematic plans and automatically executing predefined command sequences (batches).
  • [BAE V7.6.016] New Schematic Editor options for selecting and/or deleting orphant DDB file library elements.
  • [BAE V7.6.032] New function for removing logical library defintions from all DDB files within selectable directory trees.
  • [BAE V7.6.026] New Schematic Editor functions for transferring placement and polygon point coordinates to and from the Windows clipboard.
  • [BAE V7.6.040] Improved Schematic Editor functions for importing EDIF data.
  • [BAE V7.6.021] New Schematic Editor options for automatically selecting the default SCM library for loading SCM symbols.
  • [BAE V7.6.015] New schematic library macro check function.
  • [BAE V7.6.021] Pin updates for symbol/labels which are not in the source library file implemented in the Update Library Schematic Editor function.
  • [BAE V7.6.041] Interactive Schematic Editor functions for placing symbols/labels with improved features/options for displaying symbol/label name/attribute texts.
  • [BAE V7.6.032] New options for text center alignments added to the Schematic Editor symbol edit batch function.
  • [BAE V7.6.004] Dialog window management of the Schematic Editor symbol database functions improved.
  • [BAE V7.6.020] New Schematic Editor functions for exporting and importing symbol attribute data in CSV format.
  • [BAE V7.6.046] New Schematic Editor cleanup function for removing symbol attribute values without corresponding symbol attribute text definitions.
  • [BAE V7.6.046] New Schematic Editor function for assigning new or modified default symbol macro attribute values to project file symbols.
  • [BAE V7.6.028] New Schematic Editor function for assigning groups of schematic symbols to part areas for subsequent selection in the layout.
  • [BAE V7.6.010] New Schematic Editor display options for coloring nets and/or assigning net display patterns.
  • [BAE V7.6.016] Schematic Editor function for placing labels with new option for sheet-specific net name selections.
  • [BAE V7.6.040] New Schematic Editor functions for automatically splitting connections segments which are placed over mutiple symbol pins.
  • [BAE V7.6.010] Schematic Editor bus pick function improved.
  • [BAE V7.6.032] Improved automated SCM bus tap plot visibility settings.
  • [BAE V7.6.026] New Schematic Editor functions for implementing graphic corner edit loops.
  • [BAE V7.6.029] New Schematic Editor search function for locating texts on the currently loaded element.
  • [BAE V7.6.016] Schematic Editor to support overbars (negation indicators) for characters in texts and reference names.
  • [BAE V7.6.016] New and improved Schematic Editor group selection functions.
  • [BAE V7.6.029] New Schematic Editor group functions for selecting and/or deselecting text elements through text string specifications.
  • [BAE V7.6.022] New Schematic Editor group functions for selecting and/or deselecting macros which don't match specified names and/or name patterms.
  • [BAE V7.6.008] Functions for rotating group-selected elements assigned to the l and r keys in the Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V7.6.017] New Schematic Editor group element report function.
  • [BAE V7.6.026] New Schematic Editor function for copying the coordinates of group-selected connections and graphic polygons to the Windows clipboard.
  • [BAE V7.6.020] New and/or improved group functions for processing locked SCM symbol attributes.
  • [BAE V7.6.004] Schematic Editor EPS/PDF outputs with PDF layer assignments for symbol attribute annotations.
  • [BAE V7.6.044] Printer name specification and all project SCM sheet outputs supported by the call sequence of the Schematic Editor Generic/Windows Printer Output function.
  • [BAE V7.6.040] New and improved Schematic Editor functions for managing and processing module ports nin hierarchical designs.
  • [BAE V7.6.033] New logical library definition cleanup Packager option.
  • [BAE V7.6.033] New functions and features for specifying and automatically displaying part and net application notes during manual placement and routing operations.
  • [BAE V7.6.060] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor options for restricting DXF outputs to group-selected elements and/or item browser element classes.
  • [BAE V7.6.004] Layout Editor under Windows to support automatic layout load when dragging & dropping .ddb file names onto the Layout Editor window.
  • [BAE V7.6.012] New Layout Editor command line startup mode for loading layouts and automatically zooming to a specified part.
  • [BAE V7.6.012] New Layout Editor command line startup modes for loading layouts and automatically executing predefined command sequences (batches).
  • [BAE V7.6.016] New Schematic Editor options for selecting and/or deleting orphant DDB file library elements.
  • [BAE V7.6.026] New Layout Editor functions for transferring placement and polygon point coordinates to and from the Windows clipboard.
  • [BAE V7.6.012] New options for adding up to 12 documentary layers into the top level layer selection menus of the functions for adding and/or editing texts, areas, etc.
  • [BAE V7.6.006] Special layer entries for the selection of display patterns for fixed and glued elements added to the layout color palette.
  • [BAE V7.6.008] New options for saving the current layout color settings with the project.
  • [BAE V7.6.008] New layout options for displaying layer-specific airlines using layer colors.
  • [BAE V7.6.010] New layout options for fading out airlines with start and end point outside the current viewport.
  • [BAE V7.6.042] New options for automatically saving and loading net color assignments and net visibility modes with the layout.
  • [BAE V7.6.003] Y-axis mirror mode supported by layout solder side display mode.
  • [BAE V7.6.003] Layout element glue/anchor mode display added to short element info query key/function.
  • [BAE V7.6.005] New Layout Editor item browser dialog for fading out and/or fading in selectable element type on different hierarchy levels.
  • [BAE V7.6.032] New Layout Editor DRC functions for displaying and processing part package type errors.
  • [BAE V7.6.005] Improved Layout Editor DRC error display and short-circuit area highlight.
  • [BAE V7.6.005] Improved Layout Editor DRC error display and short-circuit area highlight.
  • [BAE V7.6.040] New Layout Editor function for locating and indicating overlapping trace segments.
  • [BAE V7.6.005] New BAE HighEnd cross highlight functions for highlighting placed/moved layout parts in the Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V7.6.021] New Layout Editor options for automatically selecting the default layout library for loading layout symbols.
  • [BAE V7.6.015] New layout library macro check function.
  • [BAE V7.6.021] Padstack/pad updates for parts/padstacks which are not in the source library file implemented in the Update Library Layout Editor function.
  • [BAE V7.6.004] Improved layout p part data query with drill diameter display for part pins.
  • [BAE V7.6.004] Layout Editor part placement function to consider part/trace rerouting as separate undo step.
  • [BAE V7.6.029] New Layout Editor option for including constructive parts and nets with net list exports.
  • [BAE V7.6.006] Layout part list output function modified to include layout variant name and number in the output file header.
  • [BAE V7.6.026] Pin coordinate snap pick performance of the p Layout Editor key significantly improved for parts with large numbers of pins.
  • [BAE V7.6.060] New Layout Editor autorouting function for single layer point-to-point trace connections.
  • [BAE V7.6.005] New Layout Editor function for adding fixed traces.
  • [BAE V7.6.005] New Layout Editor functions for inserting traces into existing traces.
  • [BAE V7.6.028] Parameter cache for repeat operations of the Layout Editor function for moving trace segments implementiert.
  • [BAE V7.6.057] Improved Layout Editor functions for repeated trace corner modifications.
  • [BAE V7.6.005] Improved Layout Editor function for automatically connecting trace segment pairs at their cross-point.
  • [BAE V7.6.022] Layout Editor functions for manually adding and editing traces extended by options for fully or partially removing existing traces/segments which cause DRC errors and/or short-circuits with new/edited traces.
  • [BAE V7.6.005] Automatic signal layer fade-out and fade-in when changing layers during manual routing in the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.6.006] Improved layout p via data query dialog with drill diameter and drill class display for the selected via padstack macros.
  • [BAE V7.6.008] Improved Layout Editor trace generation functions with support for traces with arcs.
  • [BAE V7.6.020] Selection of All Layers and Mid. Layers supported by Layout Editor function for placing parallel trace.
  • [BAE V7.6.060] New Layout Editor options for controlling automatic trace merge mode behaviour.
  • [BAE V7.6.004] New Layout Editor net list assistant functions for loading and/or saving airline visibility and net highlight settings.
  • [BAE V7.6.006] New and improved BAE HighEnd Layout Editor functions for exporting and importing layer stack definitions.
  • [BAE V7.6.026] New Layout Editor functions for implementing trace and area corner edit loops.
  • [BAE V7.6.010] New Layout Editor options for generating drill class specific drill legends.
  • [BAE V7.6.016] New and improved Layout Editor group selection functions.
  • [BAE V7.6.029] New Schematic Editor group functions for selecting and/or deselecting text elements through text string specifications.
  • [BAE V7.6.008] Functions for rotating group-selected elements assigned to the l and r keys in the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.6.017] New Layout Editor group element report function.
  • [BAE V7.6.026] New Layout Editor function for copying the coordinates of group-selected traces and areas polygons to the Windows clipboard.
  • [BAE V7.6.016] New Layout Editor function for fill area specific fill and/or hatch modes for subsequent copper pour procedures.
  • [BAE V7.6.005] Layout Editor copper fill functions improved to avoid the generation of overlapping/redundant copper fill structures when repeatedely processing the same fill area.
  • [BAE V7.6.010] Layout Editor copper fill net assignment and query functions improved.
  • [BAE V7.6.060] New layout rule system options for assigning element-specific heat trap connection widths for the copper fill functions.
  • [BAE V7.6.012] New CAM Processor command line startup modes for loading layouts and automatically executing predefined command sequences (batches).
  • [BAE V7.6.004] Layout EPS/PDF outputs with PDF layer assignments for part and pin annotations.
  • [BAE V7.6.060] Layout element class selection for EPS/PDF outputs implemented.
  • [BAE V7.6.044] Generic/Windows Printer Output supported by CAM-Batch Output function.
  • [BAE V7.6.047] Variant output loop option added to the CAM-Batch Output function.
  • [BAE V7.6.039] New Generic Output option for multilayer and/or multicolor plot outputs on white (instead of black) background.
  • [BAE V7.6.033] New and improved CAM batch options for filled PCB and milling contour outputs.
  • [BAE V7.6.016] New BAE setup parameter for assigning documentary layers to top level layer selection menus in the layout system.
  • [BAE V7.6.042] New and improved User Language system functions.
  • [BAE V7.6.002] New and improved User Language programs.
  • [BAE V7.6.033] New symbols for specifiying and assigning info text attributes added to the route.ddb SCM library.
  • [BAE V7.6.030] Flag pole graphic areas of the symbols in the route.ddb SCM library have been converted to graphic lines.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.6

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.6 are:

  • [BAE V7.4.009] Dialog popup windows for warning messages and user prompts opened at current mouse position to simplify user interactions when working with more than one monitor.
  • [BAE V7.4.002] Company-specific baebase.ini module startup parameter file optionally processed after system parameter file bae.ini and prior to user-specific parameter file baeuser.ini.
  • [BAE V7.4.034] Option for automatically loading the last processed element upon module start supported.
  • [BAE V7.4.015] Maximum number of project variants increased from 30 to 99.
  • [BAE V7.4.018] Element class assignment option added to bae.ini menu entry configuration command.
  • [BAE V7.4.017] Screen redraw and graphic display performance on Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems significantly improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.038] New BAE HighEnd command line argument for starting both Layout Editor and Schematic Editor for a project.
  • [BAE V7.4.026] "Tear Off" menus implement in the BAE Motif versions.
  • [BAE V7.4.005] Status window arrow buttons added to provide access to the last 50 system messages.
  • [BAE V7.4.003] New option for activating the treeview menu in its own window.
  • [BAE V7.4.002] Toolbar and middle mouse button functions for input grid settings modified to switch automatically to grid-based input mode.
  • [BAE V7.4.003] Toolbar tooltips improved to display additional information.
  • [BAE V7.4.019] New E (Edit) button for editing polygons and connections and/or traces added to the Schematic Editor and Layout Editor toolbars.
  • [BAE V7.4.019] Mouse drag and drop mode option added to the M and E toolbar buttons for moving and/or editing elements.
  • [BAE V7.4.019] New I (Information) button for activating element queries added to the toolbars.
  • [BAE V7.4.023] Element and corner point polar coordinate input functions modified to allow for polar coordinate center point settings.
  • [BAE V7.4.020] Improved Eagle ULP programs for exporting SCM and layout data to BAE import format.
  • [BAE V7.4.022] New Schematic Editor functions for left-rotating and/or right-rotating the currently loaded element/workspace.
  • [BAE V7.4.003] Schematic Editor element property dialogs modified to allow for read-only name texts to be copied to the clipboard.
  • [BAE V7.4.041] New Schematic Editor error display modes for displaying error and/or antenna elements.
  • [BAE V7.4.009] Display message filter added to the Packager Error List dialog of the Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V7.4.010] New symbol pin search functions added to the Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V7.4.015] Project-wide SCM symbol macro queries supported.
  • [BAE V7.4.017] Logical library attribute selection supported in Schematic Editor symbol search dialog.
  • [BAE V7.4.007] Schematic Editor Symbol Database dialogs improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.007] Pick sensitivity of interactive Schematic Editor symbol and label functions improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.005] Symbol attribute and pin info field added to the Schematic Editor element property dialog for symbols.
  • [BAE V7.4.002] New Schematic Editor functions for importing and automatically placing text, pin name and label rows.
  • [BAE V7.4.020] New Schematic Editor function for applying symbol edit batches to currently loaded elements.
  • [BAE V7.4.020] New Schematic Editor options for triggering symbol edit batches when saving SCM sheets, symbols, labels and/or markers.
  • [BAE V7.4.021] New Schematic Editor functions for project-wide symbol attribute value substitutions.
  • [BAE V7.4.024] New Schematic Editor option for generating open connection indicator lines when moving symbols and/or groups with signal routing deactivated.
  • [BAE V7.4.034] New Schematic Editor options for autopmatically activating pin connection functions upon symbol/label placement.
  • [BAE V7.4.003] Improved Schematic Editor bus tap function to allow for bus taps to be named by symbol texts.
  • [BAE V7.4.025] Schematic Editor bus tap pick functions improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.041] New and improved Schematic Editor functions for connection and net element group selections.
  • [BAE V7.4.029] New Schematic Editor functions for generating polyangulars (regular n-edge polygons), ellipses and ovals.
  • [BAE V7.4.002] Schematic Editor measurement functions improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.014] Options for drawing arrows added to the Schematic Editor measurement functions.
  • [BAE V7.4.005] Schematic Editor functions for creating texts with improved text property specification dialog.
  • [BAE V7.4.023] Improved Schematic Editor functions for editing multiline texts and specifying multiline text line spacing.
  • [BAE V7.4.005] New Schematic Editor function for vertically center-aligning text.
  • [BAE V7.4.034] Schematic Editor Distance Measure with new options for inserting measurement text prefixes and/or suffixes.
  • [BAE V7.4.007] Schematic Editor group selection functions improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.034] New Schematic Editor functions for setting the mirror mode of group-selected symbols, labels and texts
  • [BAE V7.4.003] Schematic Editor group settings dialog with new option for automatically releasing the angle lock during Move Group operations implemented.
  • [BAE V7.4.002] Shortcut key for releasing the angle lock introduced to Move Group Schematic Editor function.
  • [BAE V7.4.008] New Schematic Editor function for loading and placing groups at the origin of the currently loaded element.
  • [BAE V7.4.002] New option for symbol attribute notes PDF output added to EPS/PDF Output Schematic Editor function.
  • [BAE V7.4.009] Packager message output performance increased.
  • [BAE V7.4.011] Packager error handling improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.003] New system parameter for automatically activating the last active SCM variant when loading a layout.
  • [BAE V7.4.009] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor options for activating dynamic element boundaries during interactive placement operations.
  • [BAE V7.4.018] Listings of copied and/or missing source library elements added to Schematic Editor and Layout Editor library update functions.
  • [BAE V7.4.020] Schematic Editor and Layout Editor group selection functions improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.020] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor functions for assigning PDF output layers to elements and for group selecting elements by PDF layers.
  • [BAE V7.4.022] New Layout Editor functions for left-rotating and/or right-rotating the currently loaded element/workspace.
  • [BAE V7.4.003] Layout Editor element property dialogs modified to allow for read-only name texts to be copied to the clipboard.
  • [BAE V7.4.007] Improved Layout Editor drill data reports.
  • [BAE V7.4.032] Extended color selection with 512 additional added to the layout system.
  • [BAE V7.4.031] Display patterns supported for layout error and highlight elements.
  • [BAE V7.4.024] New layout features for specifying the color palette and layer menu output/display sequence for documentary layers.
  • [BAE V7.4.028] New mil option for displaying coordinates and dimensions in 1/1000 Inch units added to the Layout Editor element properties dialogs.
  • [BAE V7.4.023] Improved Layout Editor area and trace pick point display.
  • [BAE V7.4.033] New Layout Editor DRC functions for accepting DRC errors and/or fading out DRC error markers.
  • [BAE V7.4.020] New and improved Layout Editor DRC functions for group selecting and highlighting specific DRC error elements and listing active copper areas without signal pin connection.
  • [BAE V7.4.028] New layout rule for assigning heights to height DRC areas independently from part height settings.
  • [BAE V7.4.032] Net group DRC blocks support added to the advanced DRC in BAE HighEnd.
  • [BAE V7.4.005] Part attribute and pin info field added to the Layout Editor element property dialog for parts.
  • [BAE V7.4.034] New Layout Editor options and functions for automatically re-routing part pin/via connections during part move operations.
  • [BAE V7.4.030] Pin swap function added to layout part placement context menus.
  • [BAE V7.4.011] New option for including part placement side indicators added to the layout part list output facilities.
  • [BAE V7.4.020] New Layout Editor function for applying library edit batches to currently loaded elements.
  • [BAE V7.4.020] New Layout Editor options for triggering edit batches when saving layouts, parts, padstacks and/or pads.
  • [BAE V7.4.020] New Layout Editor functions for adding/removing group selected parts to/from the part placement set.
  • [BAE V7.4.028] New option for generating via padstacks without solder mask added to the Layout Editor macro generator.
  • [BAE V7.4.040] Improved Layout Editor autoplacement part set selection functions.
  • [BAE V7.4.040] Layout Editor autoplacement functions to consider net and pin airline visibility modes.
  • [BAE V7.4.041] New BAE HighEnd Layout Editor function for placing schematic symbol group layout parts.
  • [BAE V7.4.022] Modified trace edit fill display options for improved user guidance during trace edit interactions in the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.4.015] Layout Editor trace length query dialog improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.011] Layout Editor net list assistant with new option for selecting/processing pick part nets.
  • [BAE V7.4.023] Net info field and net pin selection box added to the Layout Editor net list assistant dialog.
  • [BAE V7.4.038] New Layout Editor functions and options for deactivating and/or activating the display of pin airlines.
  • [BAE V7.4.003] New Layout Editor parameter dialog buttons for saving and loading net and pin visibility selections.
  • [BAE V7.4.024] Layout Editor functions for assigning net visibility settings improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.002] Layout Editor trace beautify function improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.007] Improved Layout Editor trace shield function with polygon shield support and via position selection.
  • [BAE V7.4.019] Short circuit pin listing in Layout Editor pin status report sorted by level/net names.
  • [BAE V7.4.022] New Layout Editor functions/features for simplified fanout trace/via placements.
  • [BAE V7.4.015] Autorouter functions integrated to the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.4.029] New Layout Editor functions for generating polyangulars (regular n-edge polygons), ellipses and ovals.
  • [BAE V7.4.025] New Layout Editor function for converting documentary layer keepout areas into signal layer keepout areas.
  • [BAE V7.4.002] Layout Editor measurement functions improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.014] Options for drawing arrows added to the Layout Editor measurement functions.
  • [BAE V7.4.024] Improved and new Layout Editor pick polygon/trace crosspoint functions.
  • [BAE V7.4.048] New Layout Editor functions for controlling the design rule check behaviour of keepout areas.
  • [BAE V7.4.005] Layout Editor functions for creating texts with improved text property specification dialog.
  • [BAE V7.4.023] Improved Layout Editor functions for editing multiline texts and specifying multiline text line spacing.
  • [BAE V7.4.005] New Layout Editor function for vertically center-aligning text.
  • [BAE V7.4.034] Schematic Editor Distance Measure with new options for inserting measurement text prefixes and/or suffixes.
  • [BAE V7.4.005] Improved and enhanced Layout Editor functions for converting texts into areas and/or documentary lines.
  • [BAE V7.4.012] New Layout Editor function for creating drill plans with drill hole diameter legends on selectable documentary layers.
  • [BAE V7.4.007] Layout Editor group selection functions improved.
  • [BAE V7.4.034] New Layout Editor functions for setting the mirror mode of group-selected parts and texts
  • [BAE V7.4.003] Layout Editor group settings dialog implemented with new options for automatically releasing the angle lock during Move Group operations and for restricting group selections and/or group deselections to currently visible elements.
  • [BAE V7.4.002] Shortcut key for releasing the angle lock introduced to Move Group Layout Editor function.
  • [BAE V7.4.008] New Layout Editor function for loading and placing groups at the origin of the currently loaded element.
  • [BAE V7.4.008] Layout Editor group matrix copy function with new features for improved hierarchy block copy support.
  • [BAE V7.4.018] Extended consistency checks added to the Layout Editor copper fill facilities.
  • [BAE V7.4.018] Improved Layout Editor copper fill area listings.
  • [BAE V7.4.028] Improved Layout Editor copper fill heat trap generation.
  • [BAE V7.4.033] New Layout Editor function for generating hatch areas on documentary layers.
  • [BAE V7.4.015] Part-related Autorouter error messages to trigger an automatic zoom to the affected part.
  • [BAE V7.4.038] Autorouter to consider net and pin airline display modes.
  • [BAE V7.4.006] New option for PDF part and pin annotation output added to EPS/PDF Output CAM Processor function.
  • [BAE V7.4.008] New options for configuring layered output added to the EPS/PDF Output CAM Processor function.
  • [BAE V7.4.008] New options for configuring and/or including display grids added to the EPS/PDF Output CAM Processor function.
  • [BAE V7.4.009] New options for output page and output layer selection support added to the CAM Processor function for creating EPS/PDF Output batches.
  • [BAE V7.4.031] New CAM Processor plot function for monochrome bitmap output.
  • [BAE V7.4.012] CAM Processor Gerber plot functions with improved power layer drill hole clearance checks.
  • [BAE V7.4.022] New options/features for controlling (panelized) CAM Processor insertion data outputs.
  • [BAE V7.4.029] CAM View display functions to support patterns for displaying layers/apertures.
  • [BAE V7.4.009] Redundant Zoom Overview calls eliminated from the CAM View batch function for loading multiple drill and/or Gerber files.
  • [BAE V7.4.023] New options for selecting and/or setting the input offset for CAM View imports.
  • [BAE V7.4.026] Control elements for setting input offsets added to the CAM View File / Batch / Load dialog.
  • [BAE V7.4.015] New CAM View mode for creating layouts from Gerber and drilling data with hatching area conversion and arc restoration.
  • [BAE V7.4.046] New and improved User Language index variables and User Language system functions.
  • [BAE V7.4.003] New User Language Compiler option for suppressing warning messages related to the compilation of include files.
  • [BAE V7.4.046] User Language Interpreter modified to allow for the execution of User Language programs compiled with earlier BAE versions.
  • [BAE V7.4.001] New and improved User Language programs.
  • [BAE V7.4.047] New definitions added to the symbol and part libraries.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.4

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.4 are:

  • [BAE V7.4.000] Bartels AutoEngineer supported on Microsoft Windows 7.
  • [BAE V7.2.040] Bartels AutoEngineer available for SUN Solaris/OpenSolaris on Intel and AMD platforms.
  • [BAE V7.2.013] System limits for maximum text and attribute value lengths increased from 40 to 200 characters.
  • [BAE V7.2.003] User-specific baeuser.ini file instead of system parameter file bae.ini supported for saving default system parameters.
  • [BAE V7.2.028] New functions for importing and exporting SQL tables in CSV format.
  • [BAE V7.2.034] New features for memory access violation project data recovery.
  • [BAE V7.2.018] Improved BAE window focus function.
  • [BAE V7.2.011] New option for permanently displaying the BAE menu in a tree view.
  • [BAE V7.2.010] Option for selecting a centered zoom window with the Zoom Window function.
  • [BAE V7.2.010] New graphic workarea control element for scrolling in arbitrary directions.
  • [BAE V7.2.015] Improved/extended key programming and input focus control functions.
  • [BAE V7.2.003] Ctrl key info display function improved.
  • [BAE V7.2.022] New dialog window function key Ctrl-C for copying selection list box entries to the clipboard.
  • [BAE V7.2.004] New toolbar buttons for displaying and setting the input and display grids.
  • [BAE V7.2.045] Schematic sheet and layout previews added to the DDB file element selection dialogs of the BAE Windows versions.
  • [BAE V7.2.017] Dialog box position memory implemented in all BAE Motif versions.
  • [BAE V7.2.046] Arc drawing functions with improved user guidance.
  • [BAE V7.2.040] Standard sheet size information added to Schematic Editor element reports.
  • [BAE V7.2.011] New Schematic Editor function for deleting logical netlists from DDB files.
  • [BAE V7.2.042] New Schematic Editor functions for renaming DDB file elements with convenient options for numbering the schematic sheets in a project file.
  • [BAE V7.2.047] Schematic Editor function for copying SCM sheets modified to include logical library definition copies.
  • [BAE V7.2.047] Schematic Editor function for copying schemtic sheets with automatic symbol renaming to resolve symbol name conflicts.
  • [BAE V7.2.022] Schematic Editor symbol and info query pick performance improved.
  • [BAE V7.2.041] Schematic Editor symbol search functions improved.
  • [BAE V7.2.014] Schematic Editor Symbol/Label Query output improved/extended.
  • [BAE V7.2.003] Option for displaying logical library definitions added to the Schematic Editor Symbol Browse function.
  • [BAE V7.2.040] New Schematic Editor functions and features for symbol name pattern queries/checks.
  • [BAE V7.2.006] Example definitions and Help button added to Edit Symbol Logic dialog.
  • [BAE V7.2.003] New option for processing all DDB files of a selectable library directory and all its subdirectories added to the Schematic Editor Symbol Edit Batch function.
  • [BAE V7.2.031] Schematic Editor Symbol Database function with new/improved symbol pool access facilities.
  • [BAE V7.2.006] Replace Pattern Schematic Editor function extended to allow for the substitution of name patterns at fixed positions in symbol names.
  • [BAE V7.2.047] New option for substituting symbol name patterns added to the Symbol Edit Batch Schematic Editor function.
  • [BAE V7.2.032] New Schematic Editor function for placing pins on symbol level or labels on plan level using Windows clipboard text for pin/label names.
  • [BAE V7.2.018] New Schematic Editor attribute value selection menu options for querying SCM symbols without attribute value assignment.
  • [BAE V7.2.031] New Schematic Editor Text Pin function for placing pins with names derived from selectable texts.
  • [BAE V7.2.038] New Schematic Editor function for generating FPGA symbols from pin description import files.
  • [BAE V7.2.031] New Schematic Editor function for placing labels using names from an imported label name list.
  • [BAE V7.2.018] Improved features for automatically correlating SCM symbol plot visibility and placement status settings.
  • [BAE V7.2.016] New SCM rule system predicate for assigning external document file references to SCM symbol macros.
  • [BAE V7.2.044] New Schematic Editor facilities for querying and locating antenna highlights and unconnected pins.
  • [BAE V7.2.034] Add Bus Connection function added to the Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V7.2.003] Improved/simplified SCM bus tap selection.
  • [BAE V7.2.034] New SCM options for project-wide bus tap renaming.
  • [BAE V7.2.034] New SCM feature for selecting bus tap names prior to bus tap placement.
  • [BAE V7.2.041] New/improved functions for connecting SCM symbol pins to busses.
  • [BAE V7.2.033] New SCM signal router facility for automatically indicating unrouted connections after complex symbol or group placement operations.
  • [BAE V7.2.004] Improved SCM bus connection rerouting algorithms.
  • [BAE V7.2.015] Functions for naming busses and bus taps improved.
  • [BAE V7.2.014] SCM net highlight functions for unnamed nets improved.
  • [BAE V7.2.032] New Schematic Editor functions for placing texts from the Windows clipboard.
  • [BAE V7.2.038] Extended Schematic Editor functions for selecting and/or delecting symbol through attribute values and/or attribute value patterns.
  • [BAE V7.2.030] New Schematic Editor functions for selecting and/or delecting polygons by polygon type.
  • [BAE V7.2.030] New Schematic Editor function for converting group-selected graphic lines to connections.
  • [BAE V7.2.009] New function for selecting different modes for redrawing texts and connections during group placement operations in the Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V7.2.003] Support for layer level sort order specifications in Schematic Editor PDF batch definitions.
  • [BAE V7.2.019] EPS/PDF output of SCM plans with new options for selecting and/or deselecting output pages/sheets by element name patterns.
  • [BAE V7.2.038] Packager modified to check for symbol modifications which were carried out after saving the project's SCM plan.
  • [BAE V7.2.034] New autosave facility for externally loaded Packager parameter sets.
  • [BAE V7.2.037] New features for implicit symbol/gate assignments to layout parts through matching symbol/part attribute value assignments.
  • [BAE V7.2.005] New options for automatically shrinking element boundaries when saving SCM or layout elements.
  • [BAE V7.2.036] Schematic Editor and Layout Editor functions for drawing polygon arcs with improved user guidance.
  • [BAE V7.2.015] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor functions for center-aligning texts horizontally and/or vertically.
  • [BAE V7.2.015] Coordinate labeling functions added in both Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.2.005] Improved SCM and layout part list outputs.
  • [BAE V7.2.005] New ASCII import option for importing all project-specific ASCII input files in one go.
  • [BAE V7.2.022] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor functions for updating project-specific rule definitions with corresponding rule definitions from the central rule defintion database.
  • [BAE V7.2.038] Extended variant selection facilities in Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.2.032] Improved Schematic Editor and Layout Editor functions for assigning PDF output colors to elements.
  • [BAE V7.2.032] Multiple area support for HATCH DXF commands implemented in the Schematic Editor and Layout Editor AutoCAD/DXF import functions.
  • [BAE V7.2.025] Layout system to support new Layer 2+Inner Layers top layer selection/assignment.
  • [BAE V7.2.019] BAE HighEnd performance for loading layouts with many parts significantly improved.
  • [BAE V7.2.003] New option for processing all DDB files of a selectable library directory and all its subdirectories added to the Layout Editor Layout Library Edit Batch function.
  • [BAE V7.2.042] New Layout Editor functions for renaming DDB file elements.
  • [BAE V7.2.023] Improved Layout Editor Change Colors dialog with new buttons for loading and saving color tables.
  • [BAE V7.2.019] New element pick mode for exclusively limiting layout element picks to the currently selected pick preference layer.
  • [BAE V7.2.028] Improved and extended Layout Editor net parameter DRC.
  • [BAE V7.2.023] Improved and new Layout Editor DRC error display functions.
  • [BAE V7.2.030] Part macro information added to the Layout Editor part tooltips.
  • [BAE V7.2.044] Improved Layout Editor via element query functions.
  • [BAE V7.2.018] Improved net element query functions in the Layout Editor of the BAE HighEnd system.
  • [BAE V7.2.038] Extendended and improved Layout Editor functions for assigning net visibility modes to parts.
  • [BAE V7.2.005] New options for applying automatic layout part renaming/renumbering to selected group only.
  • [BAE V7.2.006] New Layout Editor function for automatically substituting name patterns in group-selected part names or texts.
  • [BAE V7.2.006] Delete Constructive Layout Editor function modified to allow for the selection of the constructive parts to be deleted from the layout.
  • [BAE V7.2.013] New option for fading out layout part names and attributes by setting their text size to size zero.
  • [BAE V7.2.045] New options for including passive and/or active copper areas in Mincon generation with Corner options.
  • [BAE V7.2.045] Performance of Mincon generation function with Corner options significantly improved for large copper-filled layouts.
  • [BAE V7.2.006] Net coloring/hatching button added to the net name display in the element attribute dialog which can be activated through the p key.
  • [BAE V7.2.038] Improved Layout Editor trace width functions with new option for partially modifying trace segments according to design rule settings.
  • [BAE V7.2.018] New/improved Layout Editor trace length adjustment functions.
  • [BAE V7.2.036] New Layout Editor functions for placing fixed vias.
  • [BAE V7.2.028] Layout Editor functions for editing traces and polygons with improved user guidance.
  • [BAE V7.2.047] New and improved Layout Editor functions and options for editing differential trace pairs traces.
  • [BAE V7.2.045] Function Insert Segment added to the Areas Layout Editor menu.
  • [BAE V7.2.022] Layout Editor functions for editing polygons with improved feedback and guidance through polygon type and polygon layer display in the status line.
  • [BAE V7.2.022] New layout polygon mirror display options for fixed mirrored and unmirrored visibility settings.
  • [BAE V7.2.005] New and improved Layout Editor functions for resetting part, attribute and pin text positions.
  • [BAE V7.2.032] New Layout Editor functions for placing texts from the Windows clipboard.
  • [BAE V7.2.019] New Layout Editor functions for selecting and deselecting traces connected to group-selected part pins.
  • [BAE V7.2.024] Layout Editor copper fill functions with improved heat-trap position check algorithm for placing heat-traps at narrow positions.
  • [BAE V7.2.034] Extended copper fill heat trap connection type rule sets for controlling heat trap connections for individual pins/vias and/or parts/vias on part and/or layout level.
  • [BAE V7.2.023] Layer Browse function added to Autorouter.
  • [BAE V7.2.018] Routing matrix memory requirements entry added to Autorouter info/report functions.
  • [BAE V7.2.038] New Autorouter mode for routing partially placed layouts.
  • [BAE V7.2.024] Autorouter startup performance and optimizer pattern search performance for nets with many pins significantly improved.
  • [BAE V7.2.025] Autorouter optimizer output quality improved.
  • [BAE V7.2.041] New Autorouter batch mode for net visibility controlled net group routing.
  • [BAE V7.2.018] BAE HighEnd Autorouter with advanced DRC support for layer-specific net, net type/group and via pad clearance settings.
  • [BAE V7.2.003] Support for layout layer level sort order specifications in PDF batch definitions.
  • [BAE V7.2.007] Support for multiple SCM EPS/PDF Batch Output steps added to the CAM-Batch Output function.
  • [BAE V7.2.038] CAM mirror mode option added to the DXF Data Output function.
  • [BAE V7.2.037] New EPS/PDF batch output options for controlling plot element visibility without rule assignments.
  • [BAE V7.2.007] Neue CAM View Call batch step added to the CAM-Batch Output function.
  • [BAE V7.2.030] New Hyperlynx Output option for exporting copper areas using Hyperlynx Format 2.34 polygon commands.
  • [BAE V7.2.007] New WRL/VRML Data OutputWRL/VRML Ausgabe option for exporting trace and/or copper structures.
  • [BAE V7.2.009] New WRL/VRML Data OutputWRL/VRML Ausgabe option for transparent PCB outputs.
  • [BAE V7.2.012] WRL/VRML Data OutputWRL/VRML Ausgabe to support model scaling factors and placement height offset parameters.
  • [BAE V7.2.018] CAM batch processor definition files to support the inclusion of external CAM batch files.
  • [BAE V7.2.006] Generic Insertion Output CAM Processor function to support part attributes set through $?s:attributname part texts when processing layout attribute references.
  • [BAE V7.2.013] Format specification of the Generic Insertion Output CAM Processor function extended to allow for uppercase or lowercase name and attribute value outputs.
  • [BAE V7.2.003] New and improved User Language system functions.
  • [BAE V7.2.001] New and improved User Language programs.
  • [BAE V7.2.048] New definitions added to the symbol and part libraries.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.2

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.2 are:

  • [BAE V7.0.008] Window size/position memory facilities improved.
  • [BAE V7.0.021] Improved visual guidance for interactive zoom window selections.
  • [BAE V7.0.035] Element origin displayed in toolbar element overview window.
  • [BAE V7.0.024] Zoom to display grid visibility function implemented in toolbar.
  • [BAE V7.0.023] Undo function usability improved and optimized.
  • [BAE V7.0.024] New Undo/Redo List function for full undo/redo buffer access and multi-step undo/redo.
  • [BAE V7.0.042] New/improved command repetition facilities.
  • [BAE V7.0.004] Improved grid favorites facilities.
  • [BAE V7.0.041] New key and menu programming facilities for directly assigning grid favorites to keys and/or menu entries.
  • [BAE V7.0.042] New options for saving user-specific dialog default parameter settings.
  • [BAE V7.0.042] New functions for creating and configuring user-defined dialog boxes and/or toolbars.
  • [BAE V7.0.006] Keystroke programming support added to macro function editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.020] New option for interactively selecting polar coordinate end points added to Jump Relative and Jump Absolute context menu functions.
  • [BAE V7.0.024] File / Operating System function now also available under Windows.
  • [BAE V7.0.027] New and improved features for configuring and activating external applications and/or programs.
  • [BAE V7.0.039] New Schematic Editor function for adjusting the origin of the currently loaded element to the internal system grid origin.
  • [BAE V7.0.038] New SCM color table entry for elements which are disabled for plot outputs.
  • [BAE V7.0.004] Improved functions for logical library definition checks.
  • [BAE V7.0.039] New Layout Editor function for importing generic BAE ASCII schematic data.
  • [BAE V7.0.012] Improved and new Schematic Editor rule assignment functions.
  • [BAE V7.0.028] New Packager Error List function added to Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.041] Schematic Editor symbol list search function improved.
  • [BAE V7.0.017] Schematic Editor equipped with additional symbol data consistency checks.
  • [BAE V7.0.005] Schematic Editor function Symbol Logic Edit with improved user interface and improved error messaging.
  • [BAE V7.0.041] New Option for importing pin names and texts from external files added to the Schematic Editor functions for placing symbol pin lists/rows and texts/labels.
  • [BAE V7.0.020] Improved Schematic Editor functions for automatically renaming symbols and/or pins on plan and/or symbol level.
  • [BAE V7.0.012] New Schematic Editor functions for automatically renaming symbols throughout the currently loaded SCM sheet or the current project file.
  • [BAE V7.0.012] New Schematic Editor functions for automatically renaming labels.
  • [BAE V7.0.027] New Schematic Editor feature for automatic numeric default attribute value assignments when placing new symbols on a schematic sheet.
  • [BAE V7.0.016] New Schematic Editor signal router options for automatic antenna optimizations during group move operations.
  • [BAE V7.0.037] Improved layout part set selection functions in the Schematic Editor of BAE HighEnd.
  • [BAE V7.0.008] New Schematic Editor functions and features to allow for pin symbols to be moved on SCM sheet level.
  • [BAE V7.0.017] New Schematic Editor functions and features for excluding selectable symbol pins from being rotated and/or mirrored on SCM plan level.
  • [BAE V7.0.018] New option for swapping pin marker macros added to the Symbol Edit Batch function of the Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.029] Improved Schematic Editor signal router algorithms for rerouting symbols and/or groups.
  • [BAE V7.0.033] Shortcuts for calling connection functions added to Schematic Editor toolbar buttons.
  • [BAE V7.0.017] Improved Schematic Editor net highlight functions to allow for the selection of unconnected label and bus tap pins.
  • [BAE V7.0.033] Improved Schematic Editor bus tap placement functions.
  • [BAE V7.0.020] New Schematic Editor Draw Assistant dialog with powerful functions for creating standard texts and polygons and placing scalable text/polygon groups onto the current SCM element.
  • [BAE V7.0.020] Angle and area measuring functions added to Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.031] Improved interactive Schematic Editor functions for editing polygon corners.
  • [BAE V7.0.017] New Schematic Editor system attribute $pltpagecount for displaying project SCM sheet count.
  • [BAE V7.0.006] Schematic Editor context menu for multi-line texts implemented.
  • [BAE V7.0.031] Schematic Editor function for selecting group elements with improved feedback and confirmation messages.
  • [BAE V7.0.006] Schematic Editor function Move Group with improved connection rerouting.
  • [BAE V7.0.021] New feature for automatically cleaning up variant-specific group data when loading groups in the Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] Schematic Editor options for automatically passing PDF outputs to the system's PDF file viewer now also supported by EPS/PDF batch output definitions.
  • [BAE V7.0.006] New Schematic Editor PDF batch output option for deactivating the fit to page print setting in Acrobat Reader.
  • [BAE V7.0.010] New Schematic Editor PDF batch output option for variant-specific EPS/PDF outputs.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] New bae.ini parameter for specifying alternative character fonts for Schematic Editor DXF outputs.
  • [BAE V7.0.014] New bae.ini vector text parameters for Schematic Editor DXF outputs.
  • [BAE V7.0.006] Multiline/multipart text concatenated for Schematic Editor DXF outputs.
  • [BAE V7.0.036] New functions for saving and reactivating Packager parameter settings.
  • [BAE V7.0.026] Layout load check prior to Packager run.
  • [BAE V7.0.014] Packager messages improved.
  • [BAE V7.0.014] Packager and back and Packager and Layout Editor to support automatic module switch after successful Packager runs.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] Option for assigning power pin connection widths to normal pins.
  • [BAE V7.0.016] New Packager function for automatically reassigning previously placed test points.
  • [BAE V7.0.029] Packager modified to allow for constructive pins to be ignored when generating physical net lists.
  • [BAE V7.0.040] Eagle ULP programs provided for exporting BAE ASCII data from Eagle which can then be imported into the Bartels AutoEngineer using the BAE/ASCII Input functions of the Schematic Editor and the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.040] New functions for rotating multiple selectable elements added to the l and r key assignments of the Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.040] New functions for mirroring multiple selectable elements added to the m key assignment of the Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.031] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor functions for loading selectable files into external applications registered for those files.
  • [BAE V7.0.033] New buttons for peforming move, delete or group selection operations on multiple selectable elements added to the Schematic Editor and Layout Editor toolbars.
  • [BAE V7.0.027] New Workspace Rectangle function for setting the element boundaries by selecting two rectangle corner points added to both Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.024] Variant consistency check added to functions for loading schematic plans and layouts.
  • [BAE V7.0.010] New/improved symbol/part browser dialogs in both Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.028] Center text output support improved in the AutoCAD/DXF Output function of both Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.028] Text frame output supported in the AutoCAD/DXF Output function of both Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] Additional parameter settings in the AutoCAD/DXF Input dialogs of the Schematic Editor and the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.040] Improved text import in the AutoCAD/DXF Input functions of the Schematic Editor and the Layout Editor improved.
  • [BAE V7.0.004] Improved interactive Schematic Editor and Layout Editor functions for creating areas.
  • [BAE V7.0.022] New functions for automatically creating symmetric (mirrored and/or rotated) polygons added to the polygon drawing functions in both the Schematic Editor and the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V7.0.037] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor options for assigning environment variable values to text attributes (e.g., for reference in EPS/PDF batch output file names).
  • [BAE V7.0.019] Modeless dialogs implemented for frequently used Layout Editor functions.
  • [BAE V7.0.022] New Layout Editor options for X and Y coordinate snaps during interactive placement operations.
  • [BAE V7.0.027] New and/or improved via clearance checking facilities.
  • [BAE V7.0.028] Layout Editor dialog DRC Error List improved and extended by new features.
  • [BAE V7.0.036] New Layout Editor function for importing generic BAE ASCII layout data.
  • [BAE V7.0.028] Element specific distance check in BAE HighEnd with immediate DRC clearance display.
  • [BAE V7.0.035] New option for toggling between layout part side and layout solder side view.
  • [BAE V7.0.040] Usability of the Layout Editor element layer query functions for top layer elements improved.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] Layout Editor layer scan and layer access function improved.
  • [BAE V7.0.006] New option for configuring a display pattern for the Layout Editor DRC Distance Display.
  • [BAE V7.0.042] Option for VRML V2.0 / VRML97 output and features for referencing/including external 3D part models added to Layout Editor WRL/VRML Data Output function.
  • [BAE V7.0.017] New Layout Editor part rename function for automatically substituting hierarchical part name prefix patterns with block reference symbol names.
  • [BAE V7.0.037] Improved Layout Editor part set selection functions.
  • [BAE V7.0.019] New Layout Editor functions for placing drill hole macros on layout and/or part level.
  • [BAE V7.0.021] Layout Editor function Select Via(s) moved from Parts to Traces menu.
  • [BAE V7.0.022] Layout Editor net list import and export functions modified to support arbitrary net attribute definitions.
  • [BAE V7.0.021] More detailed net data/information retrievable through Layout Editor element property dialogs.
  • [BAE V7.0.027] Layout Editor net assistant dialog improved.
  • [BAE V7.0.018] Layout Editor functions for deleting nets with improved status messages and user guidance.
  • [BAE V7.0.008] Start point snap added to Layout Editor Add Trace function.
  • [BAE V7.0.040] Highlight Net function added to the Layout Editor right mouse button context menu for part pins.
  • [BAE V7.0.040] Highlight Net function added to the Layout Editor right mouse button context menu for part pins.
  • [BAE V7.0.042] New option for display pattern assignments added to Highlight Net facilities.
  • [BAE V7.0.007] New options added to Layout Editor functions for trace length adjustments in differential pairs.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] Unroutes/airline listing with net highlight and zoom to airline functions added to Layout Editor Unroutes Report function.
  • [BAE V7.0.007] New options added to Layout Editor functions for trace length adjustments in differential pairs.
  • [BAE V7.0.016] New options added to Layout Editor functions for converting traces with large vias into parallel trace pairs with smaller vias.
  • [BAE V7.0.039] New Layout Editor functions for replacing via macros on selectable traces and/or nets.
  • [BAE V7.0.021] Layer Stackup dialog in the BAE HighEnd version of the Layout Editor extended by a series of new and additional features and options.
  • [BAE V7.0.031] Improved interactive Layout Editor functions for editing trace and polygon corners.
  • [BAE V7.0.038] Improved Layout Editor dialogs for net visibility mode settings.
  • [BAE V7.0.019] New Layout Editor Draw Assistant dialog with powerful functions for creating standard texts and polygons and placing scalable text/polygon groups onto the current layout element.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] Layout Editor polygon combination functions now also applicable to board outline.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] Layout Editor tile polygon function with new option for creating tile polygons with rounded corners.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] AutoCAD/DXF Input function modified to create interpolated polylines for imported ellipses.
  • [BAE V7.0.006] Layout Editor context menu for multi-line texts implemented.
  • [BAE V7.0.010] New Layout Editor function for mirroring groups at the Y axis without layer change.
  • [BAE V7.0.018] Layout Editor copper fill performance significantly improved.
  • [BAE V7.0.036] Layout Editor copper fill cutout area processing improved.
  • [BAE V7.0.016] Layout Editor copper fill functions to display error markers at problematic segments in fill area outline.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] Improved Autorouter status display.
  • [BAE V7.0.043] BAE HighEnd Autorouter with advanced DRC support for layer-specific minimum distances.
  • [BAE V7.0.039] New CAM Processor function for selecting the layout variant for CAM output.
  • [BAE V7.0.040] New CAM Processor function calculating and reporting plot layer coverages.
  • [BAE V7.0.019] Color CAM Processor PDF/EPS output to support net color highlight settings.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] CAM Processor options for automatically passing PDF outputs to the system's PDF file viewer now also supported by EPS/PDF batch output definitions.
  • [BAE V7.0.036] New CAM Processor batch output command for setting environment variables.
  • [BAE V7.0.042] New CAM Processor batch output command for adding use-specific comments to the batch output report.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] CAM Processor SCM EPS/PDF Batch Output function for automatically activating SCM batch outputs after successfully processing CAM batch outputs.
  • [BAE V7.0.006] New CAM Processor PDF batch output option for deactivating the fit to page print setting in Acrobat Reader.
  • [BAE V7.0.010] New CAM Processor PDF batch output option for variant-specific EPS/PDF outputs.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] New bae.ini parameter for specifying alternative character fonts for CAM Processor DXF outputs.
  • [BAE V7.0.014] New bae.ini vector text parameters for CAM Processor DXF outputs.
  • [BAE V7.0.004] Drill hole output with drill-class specific DXF layer assignment implemented in DXF export functions.
  • [BAE V7.0.011] Multiline/multipart text concatenated for CAM Processor DXF outputs.
  • [BAE V7.0.006] CAM Processor to support new options and features for generic insertion data outputs of both PCB sides to the same output file.
  • [BAE V7.0.007] CAM View function for loading Gerber data with automatic color setup for input layer visualization.
  • [BAE V7.0.010] Rule system to allow for rule comments to be added/compiled.
  • [BAE V7.0.005] Logical library definition file syntax for loglib utility program to support pin-specific pin assignment lists and layout pin name ranges.
  • [BAE V7.0.027] Swap pin/gate definition check added to loglib utility program.
  • [BAE V7.0.042] New and improved User Language system functions.
  • [BAE V7.0.023] New User Language preprocessor statement for excluding compiled User Language programs from undo mechanism.
  • [BAE V7.0.014] New and improved User Language Compiler warning messages.
  • [BAE V7.0.024] New User Language Compiler option for specifying a non-default output directory for listing files.
  • [BAE V7.0.042] New and improved User Language programs.
  • [BAE V7.0.003] Many new definitions added to the symbol and part libraries.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.0

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 7.0 are:

  • [BAE V6.8.017] Windows Vista support.
  • [BAE V6.8.055] Automatic User Language program call after element save supported.
  • [BAE V6.8.002] Notes about DDB file write and/or read access restrictions included with file access error messages.
  • [BAE V6.8.047] Project Recovery function for recovering data from damaged DDB files added to File / Library Utilities / Copy Elements.
  • [BAE V6.8.025] New functions and features for system character font selections under Windows.
  • [BAE V6.8.023] Tooltips added to toolbar and selection menus.
  • [BAE V6.8.005] New options for configuring toolbar buttons with arbitrary user-defined command sequences.
  • [BAE V6.8.033] Toolbar button for saving color tables.
  • [BAE V6.8.005] New mode for user-specific toolbar positioning memory.
  • [BAE V6.8.020] BAE Dialog box position memory.
  • [BAE V6.8.005] New modes/options for permanently activating the mouse coordinate/info display.
  • [BAE V6.8.055] Improved symbol/label query function.
  • [BAE V6.8.005] Automated Spice netlist export processing.
  • [BAE V6.8.016] EDIF SCM plan import with automatic compilation of logical library definitions.
  • [BAE V6.8.012] Project-wide SCM symbol search with automatic SCM sheet load facility.
  • [BAE V6.8.011] Improved Schematic Editor symbol selection dialogs.
  • [BAE V6.8.005] SCM symbol pin and text list placement parameter memory.
  • [BAE V6.8.040] Alternate package selector added to symbol logic editor.
  • [BAE V6.8.004] Improved functions for creating SCM connections.
  • [BAE V6.8.004] New Schematic Editor options for automatically moving and/or deleting bus taps when moving/deleting connected connection segments.
  • [BAE V6.8.044] New Schematic Editor antenna highlight functions.
  • [BAE V6.8.065] Symbol Edit Batch function to support plotter pen width settings for graphic lines and texts.
  • [BAE V6.8.039] Project-wide SCM sheet comment text display.
  • [BAE V6.8.052] Schematic Editor group functions now also available on marker level.
  • [BAE V6.8.010] New Schematic Editor options for scaling plot outputs.
  • [BAE V6.8.009] New Schematic Editor option for generating variant-specific PDF output files.
  • [BAE V6.8.010] New Schematic Editor option for automatically passing PDF outputs to the application registered for opening PDF files.
  • [BAE V6.8.012] Packager error messaging improved.
  • [BAE V6.8.021] New Packageroptions for selecting different net name assignment schemes.
  • [BAE V6.8.026] New $netname system attribute for net name assignments supported by Packager.
  • [BAE V6.8.016] New and improved functions for listing DDB file elements.
  • [BAE V6.8.039] Update Library to be applied immediately in Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.8.051] New features and options for configuring and accessing SCM and layout favorites.
  • [BAE V6.8.043] SCM and layout library documentation output with symbol names in PDF bookmarks.
  • [BAE V6.8.039] New options for configuring class-specific modes for fixed or dynamic element boundaries for new elements.
  • [BAE V6.8.010] Improved pick element selection facilities in Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.8.007] Polygon graphic display added to polygon property dialogs.
  • [BAE V6.8.046] Arc radius display added to polygon property dialogs.
  • [BAE V6.8.030] Modified and improved PDF output functions with higher compression ratios.
  • [BAE V6.8.047] Layout PDF outputs with layer assignments to include display grid layer if visible.
  • [BAE V6.8.030] Modified DXF output functions to support additional third party DXF systems.
  • [BAE V6.8.042] DXF export functions to support vectorized text output.
  • [BAE V6.8.047] New feature for reloading the last layout color table.
  • [BAE V6.8.053] Improved layout report functions.
  • [BAE V6.8.045] Improved pin placement reports.
  • [BAE V6.8.034] Performance of airline calculations in BAE HighEnd significantly increased.
  • [BAE V6.8.012] Input grid and pick point markers display added at the edges of the Layout Editor workarea.
  • [BAE V6.8.012] New Layout Editor functions for adding element-specific coordinates to the input grid.
  • [BAE V6.8.058] New Layout Editor and Autorouter options for displaying the input grid.
  • [BAE V6.8.005] New options for adding power layer color setup buttons to the Layout Editor toolbar.
  • [BAE V6.8.010] New Layout Editor option for automatically passing WRL/VRML outputs to a WRL/VRML application.
  • [BAE V6.8.018] Modal Layout Editor layer browse dialog.
  • [BAE V6.8.031] Information about vias and traces causing DRC violations added to DRC Error List reports.
  • [BAE V6.8.040] New and improved advanced DRC features in BAE HighEnd.
  • [BAE V6.8.031] DRC performance in BAE HighEnd significantly increased.
  • [BAE V6.8.031] Multiprocessor systems (dual-core, quad-core, etc.) and hyperthreading technologies facilitated by BAE HighEnd DRC functions.
  • [BAE V6.8.020] Layout part query function to display part attributes at the graphic cursor and in the info/status window.
  • [BAE V6.8.042] New part system attribute for controlling part mirroring.
  • [BAE V6.8.051] Options for changing drill classes added to padstack edit batch functions.
  • [BAE V6.8.021] New padstack system attribute for part name display on layout level.
  • [BAE V6.8.011] Improved Layout Editor part selection dialogs.
  • [BAE V6.8.011] New and/or improved Layout Editor functions for automatic placement part selection.
  • [BAE V6.8.034] New Layout Editor functions for highlighting routed or unrouted nets.
  • [BAE V6.8.057] New and improved Layout Editor functions for trace length queries.
  • [BAE V6.8.018] New modeless net assistant dialog added to Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.8.009] Improved Layout Editor functions for manual routing.
  • [BAE V6.8.033] Layout Editor function for teardrop generation with new option for controlling teardrop lengths.
  • [BAE V6.8.049] New Layout Editor functions for deleting net-spcific and/or trace-specific teardrops.
  • [BAE V6.8.036] New Layout Editor functions for optimizing and/or straigthening trace segments.
  • [BAE V6.8.021] New Layout Editor functions for adjusting trace lengths by meandering.
  • [BAE V6.8.023] New Layout Editor functions for synchronizing parallel trace lengths.
  • [BAE V6.8.022] New Layout Editor functions for visualizing phase shifts for pairs of parallel traces.
  • [BAE V6.8.005] New Layout Editor functions for managing power layer configurations.
  • [BAE V6.8.016] Improved coordinate display functions during the editing of documentary lines in the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.8.012] Invisible input layer automatically faded in when creating polygons in the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.8.012] Board outline to documentary line copying support added to Copy Area Layout Editor function.
  • [BAE V6.8.002] New Layout Editor functions for combining intersecting polygons.
  • [BAE V6.8.024] New Layout Editor functions for generating tiled polygons to support stencil design for thermal pads.
  • [BAE V6.8.053] Hatch areas supported by layout polygon type group selection.
  • [BAE V6.8.065] Layout Library Edit Batch function to support plotter pen width settings for graphic lines and texts.
  • [BAE V6.8.052] Layout Editor group functions now also available on pad level.
  • [BAE V6.8.041] Copper fill function performance significantly increased.
  • [BAE V6.8.043] Part side layer layer assignment support for fill and hatch areas.
  • [BAE V6.8.024] New copper fill mode for optionally generating pin and via heattraps with traces instead of copper areas.
  • [BAE V6.8.002] Automatic copper fill with new options for cutting out keepout areas without clearance.
  • [BAE V6.8.011] Automatic copper fill functions in BAE HighEnd to support net group DRC settings.
  • [BAE V6.8.002] Autorouter with improved color table access/management facilities during routing procedures.
  • [BAE V6.8.004] New options for saving and automatically activating layout-specific Autorouter control parameters.
  • [BAE V6.8.029] Autorouter gridless routing algorithm performance significantly increased.
  • [BAE V6.8.058] Autorouter algorithm for gridless pin connections improved.
  • [BAE V6.8.020] New CAM Processor options for contolling CAM batch warning message output.
  • [BAE V6.8.010] New CAM Processor options for scaling control plot outputs.
  • [BAE V6.8.010] New CAM Processor option for generating variant-specific PDF output files.
  • [BAE V6.8.010] New CAM Processor option for automatically passing PDF outputs to the application registered for opening PDF files.
  • [BAE V6.8.013] New features for including layout part lists with EPS/PDF outputs.
  • [BAE V6.8.052] New options for controlling the display of drill holes in EPS/PDF output batches.
  • [BAE V6.8.041] New CAM Processor and CAM View options for selecting metric Gerber formats.
  • [BAE V6.8.050] New and improved heat trap generation for Extended Gerber output.
  • [BAE V6.8.044] New option for creating insertion data output from part macro origins.
  • [BAE V6.8.024] New and improved element query functions in CAM View.
  • [BAE V6.8.026] Drilling data tool table added to CAM View report output.
  • [BAE V6.8.026] Functions for loading and saving of drilling data assigned to CAM View toolbar buttons.
  • [BAE V6.8.024] New and improved Gerber data display functions and options in CAM View.
  • [BAE V6.8.050] New CAM View parameters for displaying and/or generating flashed heat traps when processing Extended gerber data.
  • [BAE V6.8.018] New and improved User Language system functions.
  • [BAE V6.8.018] New and improved User Language programs.
  • [BAE V6.8.042] New tag symbol for assigning part mirror modes.
  • [BAE V6.8.021] New pin marker symbol for labels. Label symbols updated and optimized for label pick functions.
  • [BAE V6.8.013] New layout library with page templates for part list outputs.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.8

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.8 are:

  • [BAE V6.6.020] New/advanced element edit locking mechanism for multi-user environments.
  • [BAE V6.6.004] Interactive bae.ini file editors for changing BAE system parameters within the current BAE session.
  • [BAE V6.6.008] Symbol preview pane and library element search function added to element selection dialogs.
  • [BAE V6.6.010] New toolbar functions for assigning mouse button context functions in Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.6.024] Configuration and activation of user-specific grid settings through F toolbar button.
  • [BAE V6.6.004] BAE command history accessible through H toolbar button.
  • [BAE V6.6.023] New toolbar functions for full access to the element load history.
  • [BAE V6.6.026] Advanced favorites menu function configurator added to Schematic Editor and layout toolbar.
  • [BAE V6.6.020] New options for controlling mouse positioning during or after popup menu activation.
  • [BAE V6.6.020] New system parameter for the configuration and/or deactivation of mouse rectangle definitions through the left mouse button.
  • [BAE V6.6.036] Project-specific directory and base file name variables supported in file name parameter specifications.
  • [BAE V6.6.053] New functions for copying and/or cleaning up project files.
  • [BAE V6.6.053] Number ranges supported in wildcards for specifying element name ranges and/or texts.
  • [BAE V6.6.038] Key programming facilities to support Shift+Ctrl with letter key combinations.
  • [BAE V6.6.009] Improved BAE window access (window "hopping") in BAE HighEnd multi-window/multi-screen environments.
  • [BAE V6.6.024] Query Element function added to Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V6.6.023] Additional Schematic Editor input and display grid settings/options.
  • [BAE V6.6.026] SCM symbol and label pick functions improved.
  • [BAE V6.6.023] New options for assigning symbol/part name patterns added to Symbol Edit Batch.
  • [BAE V6.6.003] SCM sheet resize functions added to Schematic Editor.
  • [BAE V6.6.003] New tools for creating SCM symbol selection databases.
  • [BAE V6.6.016] New features and options for the automated generation of SCM symbol and label library documentation files in PDF format.
  • [BAE V6.6.053] New SCM functions for placing label lists and label rows on SCM sheet label.
  • [BAE V6.6.007] New SCM functions and options for replacing part numbers/ids.
  • [BAE V6.6.004] New SCM functions for automatically replacing patterns in symbol names, label names and texts.
  • [BAE V6.6.016] New SCM function for correlating symbol/part names with layout part names.
  • [BAE V6.6.005] SCM symbol logic editor improved.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] List of SCM symbol macros without logical library definition included in SCM cross reference listing.
  • [BAE V6.6.004] Attribute assignment function added to p context dialog for SCM symbols.
  • [BAE V6.6.008] Support for attribute-specific default value lists added to SCM attribute value assignment function.
  • [BAE V6.6.007] New system attribute for displaying SCM label sheet comment lists.
  • [BAE V6.6.036] New features for automated default value assignments to $rpname SCM attributes.
  • [BAE V6.6.033] New/improved dialogs for editing variant-specific attribute values.
  • [BAE V6.6.013] New rule for deactivating single label warnings during SCM label list checks.
  • [BAE V6.6.034] New automatic connection corner insertion mode added for manual SCM routing functions.
  • [BAE V6.6.034] Signal router to consider symbol standard texts as obstacles.
  • [BAE V6.6.011] Signal router algorithm for rerouting connections during SCM group repositioning SCM improved.
  • [BAE V6.6.039] New group functions for selecting and/or deselecting SCM symbols according to their attribute setting.
  • [BAE V6.6.023] Feature added for cancelling multi-page generic SCM print outputs.
  • [BAE V6.6.010] New options for scaled SCM EPS/PDF output.
  • [BAE V6.6.010] SCM EPS/PDF output batch support with new color assignment options.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] Option for including predefined headers with Spice export/output files.
  • [BAE V6.6.022] New and improved functions for SCM circuit variants management.
  • [BAE V6.6.007] New Backannotation feature for transferring layout pin attributes back to the schematic plan.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] Layout part name lookup table for SCM part name assignment checks created by Backannotation and Packager.
  • [BAE V6.6.003] Packager error messaging improved.
  • [BAE V6.6.011] New and improved Packager backannatotion procedures for layout part and pin attributes.
  • [BAE V6.6.022] Length unit support added to the specification of clearance, length and width parameters to be passed to the Packager.
  • [BAE V6.6.014] New system attributes for displaying/plotting the Bartels AutoEngineer version and build numbers.
  • [BAE V6.6.042] New system attributes for displaying Packager and Backannotation name update information.
  • [BAE V6.6.002] Scrollbars added to net name dialogs.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] Zoom All to include currently picked group elements when setting overview window.
  • [BAE V6.6.003] New tools for importing multiline texts from ASCII/text table files.
  • [BAE V6.6.004] Automated display of the currently active SCM and/or layout variant name.
  • [BAE V6.6.042] Additional information produced by the Schematic Editor and Layout Editor Report functions.
  • [BAE V6.6.015] New Schematic Editor and Layout Editor functions for semi-automatic symbol/part renaming/renumbering.
  • [BAE V6.6.005] New option for modifying the reference point for processing SCM and layout multiline texts.
  • [BAE V6.6.017] SCM and layout polygon corner point modification with improved context functions/dialogs.
  • [BAE V6.6.013] New shortcut keys for activating freehand polgyon sketching in SCM and layout.
  • [BAE V6.6.004] Group polygon toggle functions added to Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.6.022] Plot preview functions and features added to Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.6.011] PDF output from SCM and layout to support compressed PDF format.
  • [BAE V6.6.020] New system attribute for displaying page numbers with EPS/PDF outputs.
  • [BAE V6.6.020] New rules for assigning non-default EPS/PDF output character fonts to texts and symbols and/or parts.
  • [BAE V6.6.048] New options for setting element-specific colors for EPS/PDF outputs.
  • [BAE V6.6.005] Autocad 14 command support option for fill area output added to DXF export functions.
  • [BAE V6.6.007] New/improved options for DXF multilayer import to SCM and layout.
  • [BAE V6.6.005] Layout net highlights in BAE HighEnd automatically transferred to SCM.
  • [BAE V6.6.003] Improved layout color setup dialog with layer usage indication and legacy/third-party documentary layer visualization.
  • [BAE V6.6.005] New layout color table entry for top layer elements.
  • [BAE V6.6.026] New layout color table entries for drill class specific color and display mode assignments.
  • [BAE V6.6.045] Layer Browse function added to Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.6.046] New feature for importing layout macro definition to the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.6.044] Connectivity generation and dynamic airline calculation perfomance in BAE HighEnd significantly increased.
  • [BAE V6.6.044] New option for deactivating part macro level DRC when placing parts on the layout.
  • [BAE V6.6.023] DRC error count displayed with Batch DRC status message. Feature added for cancelling the Batch DRC procedure.
  • [BAE V6.6.021] New Layout Editor functions and options for deactivating the online design rule check and for applying the DRC to mouse-selectable or group-selected elements only.
  • [BAE V6.6.003] Layout DRC/report function with improved (more detailed) distance violation error display.
  • [BAE V6.6.022] Inside layer pads excluded from DRC in two-layer layouts.
  • [BAE V6.6.048] DRC 3D Height Model Export to wrl/VRML format.
  • [BAE V6.6.012] New layout DRC rule for optionally treating via copper areas like traces.
  • [BAE V6.6.041] New functions and features for activating a DRC line display mode for net-specific and element-specific minimum clearance settings.
  • [BAE V6.6.021] New BAE HighEnd functions and features for assigning non-default DRC parameter blocks for clearance checks to specific elements.
  • [BAE V6.6.003] Layout pin information displayed in part/pin context dialogs activated through p key.
  • [BAE V6.6.017] Interactive layout placement and selection functions with new/improved element query functions.
  • [BAE V6.6.022] New options for selecting the position of the origin when creating new layout elements.
  • [BAE V6.6.016] New layout symbol edit batch options for text string modifications.
  • [BAE V6.6.007] New option for creating rectangular pads with rounded corners added to layout macro/pad generator.
  • [BAE V6.6.023] New functions and options for automatically assigning constructive part names and pin names when placing layout parts and/or part pins.
  • [BAE V6.6.026] Part pick functions improved.
  • [BAE V6.6.023] New function for rotating layout parts at their pin center point.
  • [BAE V6.6.016] New part macro update facility for automatically correcting part package type selections according to changed net list assignments.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] New Layout Editor placement matrix definition dialog.
  • [BAE V6.6.041] New Layout Editor functions and features for changing part macro pin positions on layout level.
  • [BAE V6.6.007] New Layout Editor function for querying the autorouting grid of selectable traces.
  • [BAE V6.6.007] New Layout Editor functions for saving and re-activating net highlight and airline display settings.
  • [BAE V6.6.039] New Layout Editor function for splitting trace segments at via positions.
  • [BAE V6.6.011] New Layout Editor features for configuring the DRC-controlled trace necking/bending functions in the.
  • [BAE V6.6.053] New and advanced layout DRC block management functions in BAE HighEnd.
  • [BAE V6.6.034] New/improved dynamic airline display facilities in the Layout Editor.
  • [BAE V6.6.034] New Layout Editor functions for moving and copying multi-layer trace groups.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] New gridless object border snap mode for manual routing.
  • [BAE V6.6.013] New Layout Editor function for incrementally widening group-selected traces.
  • [BAE V6.6.036] New Layout Editor option for specifying a maximum trace width for the generation of teardrops.
  • [BAE V6.6.039] New Layout Editor function for generating "snowman" teardops.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] New trace shield function for placing via rows alongside selectable traces.
  • [BAE V6.6.034] Options for selecting polygon types added to the Layout Editor polygon batch processing functions.
  • [BAE V6.6.034] Documentary layer keepout area class support.
  • [BAE V6.6.024] Improved/simplified layout drill hole selection and new feature for selecting layout parts and vias through their drill hole(s).
  • [BAE V6.6.038] New and improved features and functions for defining part outlines and/or dimensions for automatic placement.
  • [BAE V6.6.038] New parameter for specifying fixed part contour expansions for automatic part placement.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] Improved dialogs for activating group functions.
  • [BAE V6.6.038] New options for selecting and/or deselecting layout elements which are only partially placed inside the group polygon.
  • [BAE V6.6.034] New group functions for selecting and/or deselecting multi-layer trace sets/routes.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] New group functions for resizing group-selected areas and setting the pen widths for group-selected texts, documentary lines and split power planes.
  • [BAE V6.6.004] Copper fill parameter access added to p context dialog for copper fill workareas.
  • [BAE V6.6.039] New features for assigning pad-specific copper fill connection modes on padstack library level.
  • [BAE V6.6.034] Net-specific copper fill area outlines considered by net highlight and net selection functions.
  • [BAE V6.6.037] New copper fill area list function with fill area selection and direct copper fill function access.
  • [BAE V6.6.010] New features for copper fill and hatching function application on all fill areas at a selectable position on either all layers or on a selectable layer.
  • [BAE V6.6.007] New copper fill option for suppressing heat-trap generation for adjacent part pins on the same net.
  • [BAE V6.6.012] Text center alignment support extended to layout signal layers and PHYSICAL documentary layer.
  • [BAE V6.6.053] New layout functions for placing text lists and text rows/matrices.
  • [BAE V6.6.008] New and improved Layout Editor drawing functions.
  • [BAE V6.6.004] New Autorouter function for saving the current control and strategy parameters to bae.ini for automatic activation with subsequent Autorouter calls.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] Improved Autorouter options dialog.
  • [BAE V6.6.007] New Autorouter functions for saving and/or re-activating net and airline display and visibility configurations.
  • [BAE V6.6.025] New Autorouter options for automatic blind and buried via selection for power layer connections.
  • [BAE V6.6.053] New CAM Processor highlight focus display function.
  • [BAE V6.6.004] New CAM Processor option for programming the sequence of CAM batch output steps.
  • [BAE V6.6.044] New CAM Processor option for including Generic Insertion Output with preselected format specifications in CAM batch output processes.
  • [BAE V6.6.010] New and improved CAM Processor options for controlling EPS/PDF batch outputs.
  • [BAE V6.6.036] Increased resolution for single-layer bitmap outputs to Windows clipboard.
  • [BAE V6.6.016] New Gerber format options added to CAM Processor photoplot parameter settings dialog.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] Overlapping drill holes recognition. Drill output without redundant drill holes.
  • [BAE V6.6.025] Drill hole output added to AutoCAD/DXF layout data export.
  • [BAE V6.6.045] Option for importing a board outline added to AutoCAD/DXF layout data inport function.
  • [BAE V6.6.022] New options and/or features for selecting an origin for insertion data outputs different from the currently selected CAM/plot origin.
  • [BAE V6.6.025] New options for modifying part placement angles when creating insertion data outputs.
  • [BAE V6.6.032] New options and features for CAM batch outputs such as output sequence, drill class check, etc.
  • [BAE V6.6.031] Improved CAM View color setup dialog with multi-layer and multi-aperture color assignment support.
  • [BAE V6.6.038] Features for associating Gerber and Excellon files with the Windows CAM View module.
  • [BAE V6.6.003] Cache for SQL database access through User Language system functions.
  • [BAE V6.6.038] Features for associating User Language program source code files with the Windows User Language Compiler.
  • [BAE V6.6.020] New feature for automatically activating a User Language program when exiting the currently active BAE program module.
  • [BAE V6.6.022] New tag symbol for assigning pin-specific copper fill heat trap connections added to symbol libraries.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.6

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.6 are:

  • [BAE V6.5.020] Performance of BAE Windows versions significantly improved.
  • [BAE V6.4.006] Option for user prompt activation for saving design changes when switching between BAE modules.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] New command line options for loading library symbols and/or starting User Language programs upon Schematic Editor and/or Layout Editor startup.
  • [BAE V6.5.014] New options for selecting the default element list sort mode for element name selection dialogs.
  • [BAE V6.5.014] New options for element modification time display/sorting in element name selection dialogs under Windows.
  • [BAE V6.5.014] New options and/or parameters for adjusting BAE dialog box sizes to different screen resolutions.
  • [BAE V6.5.014] New options for file modification time and file size fisplay in file selection dialogs under Windows.
  • [BAE V6.4.008] New options for extending/configuring the middle mouse button context menus.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] New toolbar buttons for quick access to previously loaded elements.
  • [BAE V6.5.000] Redundant redraw operation after BAE module activation eliminated to avoid "flickering" effects.
  • [BAE V6.5.013] Improved text editing and mousewheel support under Motif.
  • [BAE V6.5.005] Element position pick and element data editing functions assigned to Schematic Editor p key.
  • [BAE V6.5.005] New options for controlling Schematic Editor element pick modes.
  • [BAE V6.5.005] Attribute list output added to schematic cross reference lists.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] New function for automatically creating FPGA symbol/part definitions from Xilinx pin assignment files.
  • [BAE V6.4.005] New and improved Schematic Editor functions for searching and/or locating nets and/or labels in SCM plans.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] New and improved Schematic Editor functions for assigning attributes to SCM symbol groups.
  • [BAE V6.4.010] New Schematic Editor function for moving schematic label attributes.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] Symbol bus pin definitions for automatic symbol bus pin connections.
  • [BAE V6.4.018] Symbol logic editor to support automatic part/symbol attribute assignments.
  • [BAE V6.5.005] New symbol logic editor option for importing pin assignements and pin types from .csv files.
  • [BAE V6.5.011] New symbol logic editor dialog for entering SCM to layout pin assignments.
  • [BAE V6.5.010] New symbol logic editor functions and options for interactive SCM to layout pin assignments.
  • [BAE V6.5.012] Symbol preview pane added to SCM symbol database/selection dialogs.
  • [BAE V6.5.000] Add Connection and Load Macro functions added to Schematic Editor bus tap context menus.
  • [BAE V6.5.021] New and improved functions for creating SCM connection.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] Improved features for defining and manipulating SCM bus definitions.
  • [BAE V6.4.005] New Schematic Editor net highlight functions with automatic zoom.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] Advanced Schematic Editor context functions for quick circle and/or arc insertion during graphic line/area editing.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] New Schematic Editor functions for importing bitmaps.
  • [BAE V6.4.007] Schematic Editor create text dialog with programmable menu for selecting frequently used SCM texts.
  • [BAE V6.4.018] New system attributes for upper-case element data display.
  • [BAE V6.4.016] New Packager functions for automatic test point generation for all nets or for multi-pin nets.
  • [BAE V6.4.012] New Packager-assigned layout part attributes for tracking hierarchical schematic sub-block origins.
  • [BAE V6.4.006] Extended $plname syntax for alternative part package type specifications.
  • [BAE V6.4.012] Improved control over part package assignments for symbols/parts from multiple hierarchical sub-block instances.
  • [BAE V6.4.016] New and improved Packager functions for automatic hierarchy block part numbering.
  • [BAE V6.4.005] Packager to support indirect pin attribute assignments through newattr logical library definitions.
  • [BAE V6.4.019] Packager to support automatic net name assignments to net pin attributes.
  • [BAE V6.4.018] Packager to issue warnings about unused gates in multi-gate parts.
  • [BAE V6.5.019] Complete listing of Packager messages with instructions for solving possible problems added to the BAE User Manual.
  • [BAE V6.5.011] New options for assigning right mouse button context functions to SCM and layout library elements.
  • [BAE V6.4.013] Name range pattern support for pin list specifications in logical library part definitions.
  • [BAE V6.4.013] New options for specifying variant-specific fixed part attributes in the part library.
  • [BAE V6.4.010] New system attributes for displaying last Packager run information.
  • [BAE V6.5.010] New date display system attributes with two-digit year format.
  • [BAE V6.5.015] New system attribute and facilities for assigning and displaying DDB file element comments.
  • [BAE V6.4.010] New SCM and layout functions for toggling element group selection modes.
  • [BAE V6.4.015] EPS/PDF output functions in SCM and layout to save plan-specific output file names.
  • [BAE V6.5.010] EPS/PDF output functions in SCM and layout to support PostScript fonts for multi-line texts.
  • [BAE V6.4.015] New layout EPS/PDF functions and options for generating output batches, plotting special layers (workarea, element origin, errors), and converting white display elements to black plot output.
  • [BAE V6.4.016] Layout Editor context menus for object placement and polygon corner point input with new function for automatically selecting the center point between two selectable objects or corner points.
  • [BAE V6.4.008] Layout Editor with improved toolbar functions for using/accessing technology-dependent color tables.
  • [BAE V6.5.025] Layout Editor DRC error listing with error element display.
  • [BAE V6.5.011] Advanced Layout Editor key programming facilities for moving through the layer stack.
  • [BAE V6.5.022] New Layout Editor function key assignments for changing to the next lower or higher layer.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] New Layout Editor option for activating automatic Batch DRC when loading layouts.
  • [BAE V6.5.002] New function for importing Orcad MIN format layout data.
  • [BAE V6.5.001] Improved Layout Editor functions for automatic part renaming/renumbering.
  • [BAE V6.5.025] New features for assigning part specific attributes through the Layout Editor rule system.
  • [BAE V6.4.012] New Layout Editor options for controlling part list outputs when generating reports for layout variants.
  • [BAE V6.4.012] New Layout Editor functions for selecting parts from hierarchical schematic blocks for placement.
  • [BAE V6.5.005] Board area size and part space requirements display added to layout placement histogram function.
  • [BAE V6.5.012] New Layout Editor options for activating and/or deactivating airline display through part, net or pin attribute selections.
  • [BAE V6.4.005] New Layout Editor context functions for net/trace manipulation during net highlight.
  • [BAE V6.5.008] New Layout Editor options for selecting nets to be highlighted by net attributes.
  • [BAE V6.5.007] New Layout Editor function for deleting short-circuit traces.
  • [BAE V6.5.011] New Layout Editor functions and options for creating in-trace teardrops for necking/bending trace segments.
  • [BAE V6.5.005] Numerous new and improved Layout Editor context menu functions for layout part, trace, polygon and/or line, text and drill hole editing.
  • [BAE V6.5.008] Layout Editor function for creating split power planes with new power layer selection menu.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] Advanced Layout Editor context functions for quick circle and/or arc insertion during trace and polygon editing.
  • [BAE V6.4.005] New layout part edit batch option for placing/displaying part height DRC texts.
  • [BAE V6.4.015] Layout Editor drill hole display enforced during layout drill hole editing.
  • [BAE V6.4.015] Layout Editor with improved pad/padstack generator and new functions for automatically generating blind and buried vias.
  • [BAE V6.5.011] New Layout Editor function for automatic group selection of antennas (traces with trace ends not connected to any netlist element).
  • [BAE V6.4.016] Layout Editor group selection mode to be preserved when editing layout traces. New group functions for selecting and/or deselecting traces with a specific width.
  • [BAE V6.4.016] New Layout Editor functions for trace to area conversions.
  • [BAE V6.4.006] New Layout Editor functions for converting documentary lines and area outlines to traces.
  • [BAE V6.4.005] New Layout Editor function for defining layout keepout areas to be only considered by automatic copper fill and/or the Autorouter.
  • [BAE V6.4.013] New Layout Editor function for placing fill area vias.
  • [BAE V6.4.010] New Layout Editor function for inserting orthonogal segments during the creation of layout documentary lines.
  • [BAE V6.4.016] Improved Layout Editor functions for distance measuring.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] New Layout Editor functions for importing bitmaps.
  • [BAE V6.5.011] Improved BAE font editor.
  • [BAE V6.5.018] Maximum Autorouter routing signal layer count increased from 12 to 16 (BAE Professional, BAE HighEnd).
  • [BAE V6.4.005] BAE HighEnd Autorouter to support trace/via keepout areas on signal layers.
  • [BAE V6.5.020] New Autorouter parameter for specifying a minimum board outline clearance.
  • [BAE V6.5.020] New Autorouter parameter for setting a via-to-pin minimum clearance value for gridless routing which is different from the standard minimum distance.
  • [BAE V6.5.025] New Autorouter option to prevent acute-angled SMD pad connections.
  • [BAE V6.5.012] New Autorouter options for activating and/or deactivating airline display and for defining net groups for autorouting through part, net or pin attribute selections.
  • [BAE V6.5.013] Layout DXF export and import functions to support keepout area output and input with element height specifications for DRC.
  • [BAE V6.4.008] Layout PDF export functions to support Acrobat Version 6.0 PDF layers.
  • [BAE V6.4.008] New CAM Processor functions for automatic design/multilayer data output to different layers/elements of a DDB file.
  • [BAE V6.5.012] Support for Topcad format added to CAM Processor Gerber aperture table impot functions.
  • [BAE V6.5.012] New CAM Processor function for automatically creating Gerber aperture tables for selectable layout libraries.
  • [BAE V6.5.004] New CAM View command line options for automatically loading Gerber and/or Excellon files upon CAM View startup.
  • [BAE V6.5.006] New CAM View functions and features for importing CAM data set copies onto a matrix.
  • [BAE V6.5.000] New and improved User Language index variables and User Language system functions.
  • [BAE V6.4.015] New and simplified tag symbols/definitions for pin and net attribute assignments added to symbol and part libraries.
  • [BAE V6.4.015] New tag symbols for assigning net-specific and pin-specific copper fill parameters added to symbol and part libraries.
  • [BAE V6.4.017] New tag symbols for assigning part-specific attributes.
  • [BAE V6.4.018] Rule for text and graphic display/output control according to part placement status added to all layout part library definitions.
  • [BAE V6.4.017] Many new definitions added to the symbol and part libraries.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.4

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.4 are:

  • Improved features for specifying user-specific parameter configurations.
  • Enhanced features for mouse button function assignments in BAE pulldown menu user interfaces.
  • Module-specific window positions and dimensions to be restored when re-starting and/or switching between different BAE modules.
  • Interactive (grid) placement through shift/arrow and enter keys.
  • Improved toolbar design data view window management.
  • Improved and extended key programming and menu configuration function.
  • New features for defining and activating different favorite menu configurations for different tasks.
  • Options for specifying different Undo buffer sizes for SCM and layout.
  • Improved DDB element selection dialogs.
  • Menu functions for deleting DDB file elements and overwriting DDB file elements or groups with automatic element backup.
  • Improved global net highlight (cross-probing) in BAE HighEnd.
  • New feature for creating text/hyper links between different SCM sheets.
  • New bae.ini entries for setting the bus display mode and the symbol numbering mode for new SCM sheets.
  • Automatic SCM Sheet Frame Insertion.
  • New functions for automatically appending and deleting SCM symbol name extensions.
  • New SCM functions for selecting and managing symbol/part pools/sets for placement.
  • Toolbar and context menu functions for copying symbols and attributes to support symbol rule transfers.
  • New features for optionally locking SCM attribute value assignments.
  • Improved symbol router for re-routing SCM connections to moved symbols and/or groups.
  • Optional mode for creating SCM connections by placing pins onto each other or by drawing connection segments over pin rows.
  • New feature for group-selecting labels on SCM plan level.
  • Improved and enhanced bus tap processing functions. New functions for selecting and assigning non-default bus tap symbols on SCM plan level.
  • Extended features for net attribute assignments on SCM plan level.
  • New function for automatically generating block symbol definitions for hierarchical schematic block circuit drawings.
  • New and improved functions for automatically placing and naming pin lists and/or pin rows on SCM symbol definitions.
  • SCM text definitions to support different positioning on unmirrored and mirrored symbols.
  • New Packager functions for automatic test point generation.
  • Improved library symbol and part browsers.
  • New system attributes for SCM and layout project file name display.
  • Feature for assigning copper fill parameters to SCM signals.
  • New SCM and layout options for displaying and/or indicating text and symbol and/or part pick points and polygon and connection and/or trace corner points.
  • New option for placing objects outside the currently defined element boundaries and automatically adjusting the element boundaries.
  • New feature for selection the reference origin for SCM and/or layout clipboard operations.
  • New function for transferring symbol name and attribute text positioning to group-selected symbols.
  • Improved SCM and layout functions for entering polygon point coordinates.
  • DXF import in SCM and layout with improved functions for converting polygons.
  • New layout toolbar feature for adding buttons for documentary layer color and visibility mode selection and documentary layer element generation.
  • New option for displaying part attribute position rubberbands on PCB layout level.
  • New feature for fixing ("glueing") layout element positioning and/or placement.
  • Layout design rule check to support part definitions with space underneath.
  • New bae.ini entries for setting the trace edit display mode, the via checking range, the default via padstack and the automatic board outline generation and element expansion modes for new layouts.
  • Improved Layout Editor net name selection dialogs.
  • New function for adjusting layout element origins to the internal system grid origin.
  • Improved layout element query functions for documentary layer elements, height DRC settings and logical part pin names.
  • Improved Layout Editor functions for manipulating documentary lines.
  • Layout macro generator with new options for automatically generating SMD pads and.or padstacks with different mirror display dimensions and SMD/solder mask size offsets.
  • Improved and extended batch functions for automated layout library symbol editing.
  • New part naming function for automatically numbering layout parts with part name prefix.
  • New layout part placement snap function.
  • Manual pin/gate swap display improved.
  • Automatic part pin placement function with new options for pin matrix placement (e.g., for BGA footprint definitions) and parallel pin row placement in reverse order (e.g., for DIL or SO footprint definitions) with arbitrary alphanumeric index pattern support for the pin numbering.
  • New option for generating layout library documentation with Bae Light software.
  • New key-assigned functions for changing trace segment widths, text sizes and group scaling factors during placement.
  • New option for changing trace widths of group-selected traces with Design Rule Check.
  • New layout functions for modifying group-selected trace and polygon corners.
  • New layout functions for automatically creating parallel trace bunches and trace patterns.
  • Improved blind and buried via selection methods for layer changes during manual trace routing.
  • Facilities for temporarily defining layout keep out areas.
  • Visual distinction between visible mirrored and visible unmirrored layout areas.
  • New options for assigning area-specific and pad-specific copper fill parameters. New feature for setting the copper fill area processing sequence. New functions for automatically filling layout copper fill areas with via patterns.
  • New function for changing drill hole parameters.
  • Group function application restrictions on layout padstack level removed.
  • BAE HighEnd layer stackup definitions with new feature for assigning layer comments and a new option for exporting the layer stackup definiton ot a text file.
  • Autorouter to support net-specific via type.
  • Feature for excluding specific nets from the autorouting process.
  • Feature for net-specific routing layer assignments for the autorouting process in BAE HighEnd. Feature for reserving autorouting layers for specific nets and/or net groups in BAE HighEnd.
  • Gridless autorouting performance significantly increased.
  • Feature for presetting CAM Processor HPGL plot parameters.
  • New CAM View color selection dialog for Gerber aperture display.
  • CAM View drilling data loader to support import of data sets with different tool tables. New function for saving merged drill tool tables to Sieb & Meier format.
  • CAM View Extended Gerber import to support finger-shaped (oblong) apertures and simple aperture macros.
  • Simplified layer selection for CAM View Gerber data import.
  • New CAM View functions for automatically importing and exporting batch-generated drilling data and Gerber plot files./
  • New CAM View function for clearing/purging a single/selectable CAM data set from the current display.
  • Logical library definition feature for automatically generating derived footprint-specific part assignments.
  • New feature for automatically activating a User Language program after creating a new element.
  • New SQL User Language system functions for quickly inserting large amounts of data into SQL database tables.
  • SCM symbol libraries updated and supplemented by new symbols and templates.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.2

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.2 are:

  • Update installation with automatic parameter configuration update.
  • Module-specific color table configurations. Schematic Editor optimized for white background display. Predefined BAE system color files for white background configurations supplied.
  • Windows and Motif menu shortcut key display.
  • Improved support for command history access, command sequence memory and command (sequence) repetition through right mouse button.
  • Features for programming special/nonstandard keys.
  • Horizontal scroll through mouse wheel.
  • New toolbar functions for configuring and activating a user-defined favorites menu.
  • History function for quickly accessing recently saved/loaded elements.
  • Features for defining and activating macro command sequences.
  • Element overview windows of the Schematic Editor and Layout Editor toolbars with zoom window selection facility.
  • Mathematical expressions supported in Windows and Motif dialog elements for numerical value queries.
  • 2.5 mm and 0.25 mm options added to Schematic Editor grid selection menus.
  • Net highlights to be kept when loading different SCM sheets from the same project file. Project net highlight for bus signals.
  • New SCM symbol/label copy function. Improved features for repeated SCM symbol and label placement with name and attribute text position preservation. New option for non-default label macro selection during SCM label placement.
  • Label check with automatic single label/bustap reference zoom.
  • New SCM function for moving connection corner/end points.
  • SCM signal router to reroute bus tap connections when moving bus taps, connection segments or groups. Bus tap function with bus signal name selection dialog.
  • Bus tap listing added to SCM Cross Reference.
  • New SCM function for automated connection pattern (connection comb, multiple parallel connections) generation.
  • New SCM functions for changing and setting graphic and text line widths.
  • New SCM function for assigning text classes to group-selected texts.
  • New SCM function for generating group matrix copies.
  • New feature for assigning net attributes to non-virtual logical library symbol definitions.
  • New $rlext (Requested Logical Library Name Extension) attribute evaluated by the Packager for controlling logical library definition assigments.
  • SCM symbol/part frame display in BAE HighEnd to reflect layout part placement status.
  • Feature for automatically selecting the last saved project element when loading SCM and/or layout elements. Advanced features for selecting the name of the SCM sheet and/or layout to be automatically loaded when switching to the Schematic Editor and/or the Layout Editor, respectively.
  • New grid setting options for automatic input/display to display/input grid adjustments.
  • Highlight focus functions for selective/exclusive display of highlighted SCM and/or layout elements.
  • New SCM and layout functions for repetitively placing pins on symbol and/or part level.
  • New functions for setting graphic and/or polygon line dash modes in SCM and/or layout.
  • Advanced text default settings for repeated add and edit text operations in Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • Symbol/and part reference display during Move Name and Move Attribute operations.
  • Schematic Editor and CAM Processor HP Laser Output and Generic Output functions of the BAE Windows versions to consider standard line width and/or plotter pen width settings when plotting texts and/or lines (without line width assignment).
  • EPS/PDF plot output functions with new character font selection options. Schematic Editor with new EPS/PDF output option for deactivating EPS/PDF comment text output. New EPS/PDF output option for automatically selecting the currently visible layers/objects for monochrome output. New layout functions for creating arbitrary EPS/PDF batch output configurations.
  • Logical/SCM pin names displayed with layout placement data queries.
  • Improved BAE HighEnd functions for locating layout part SCM symbols.
  • Layout octagon grid settings for traces only, areas only or traces and areas.
  • New layout polygon cross and center point snap functions during trace and polygon editing.
  • Layout layer selection menus improved.
  • Layout Editor with new/improved polygon cross and center point pick functions.
  • Layout distance query function with current distance display during end point selection.
  • Layout toolbar with new buttons for default input layer and signal layer color and visibility mode selections.
  • Layout group movement functions with option for automatically selecting part areas with connected trace ends.
  • Layout Editor with dynamic distance and airline length display during manual part placement.
  • Trace length display during manual routing in Layout Editor.
  • Part type errors and short-circuit net names displayed in layout DRC error listing.
  • Layout Editor Swap Parts function to preserve part name and attribute text positions.
  • New options for part and pin specific airline display net selection in Layout Editor and Autorouter.
  • Layout airline density diagram dialog.
  • New Layout Editor option for deactivating via optimization during manual routing.
  • New BAE HighEnd functions for querying and setting layout trace impedance characteristics.
  • New layout functions for changing and setting text line widths, documentary line widths and power layer isolation widths.
  • New layout functions for centering documentary layer texts.
  • Improved Layout Editor drawing utility functions for the quick generation of rectangular and/or circular polygons.
  • New functions for splitting layout areas.
  • Improved functions for generating and deleting layout keepout areas alongside polygon outlines.
  • New functions for selecting and/or deselecting groups of layout elements inside existing polygons.
  • Copper fill functions with automatic cutout area polygon correction.
  • Teardrop generation with new teardrop parameter dialog.
  • New configuration file entries for setting default Autorouter control and strategy parameters.
  • New configuration file entry for setting the Autorouter task priority.
  • HyperLynx layout simulation data output.
  • CAM Processor drilling data output with drill class selection dialog.
  • New function for exporting layout data to GENCAD 1.4 format.
  • New and improved User Language system functions for creating directories, setting BAE process priorities, retrieving file type specific applications, system color palette queries, interactive coordinate input, setting raster modes, processing dashed polygons, displaying bitmaps in dialogs, assigning rules to layout layer stackups, for querying and setting the Layout Editor trace segment move and via optimization modes, etc.
  • Layout library updated and supplemented by new definitions.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.0

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 6.0 are:

  • Special characters added to BAE system character font.
  • BAE system file name extensions changed to simplify BAE update installations.
  • More flexible dialogs for numerical value specification.
  • Improved zoom functions.
  • Improved, multi-column element/name selection dialogs.
  • Element selection type configurations for context functions.
  • Standard directory selection dialogs under Windows.
  • Mouse wheel support under Windows.
  • SCM functions for renaming and/or renumbering symbols to retain text positions.
  • Improved SCM label and library element selection functions and dialogs.
  • Improved part search functions and dialogs.
  • New function for moving SCM symbols relative to old position.
  • Enhanced SCM functions for automatic symbol naming.
  • Enhanced SCM features for automatic bus tap placement.
  • New functions for rotating and mirroring SCM graphics.
  • Joined net indicators in Packager report file.
  • Improved layout color table selection.
  • Improved display function for layout element queries.
  • Layout Editor DRC error list to display power layer errors and automatically fade-in error layers.
  • Layer default mode for placing layout traces, areas and texts.
  • Improved layout trace and pad layer selection menus.
  • Layout Editor pin row placement dialog with optional name prefix/suffix specification(s).
  • Layout Editor layer change option during polygon and text placement.
  • Layout Editor airline display to next unconnected pin during manual routing.
  • New function for moving layout texts relative to old position and for creating and editing multi-line texts.
  • New Autorouter functions for saving and loading control and strategy parameter sets.
  • Autorouter via connections to split power planes.
  • Autorouter algorithms for BGA fanout routing and microvia ("via-in-pin") support.
  • Autorouter with enhanced via position check options for more economic placement of blind and buried vias.
  • New Autorouter option to support via offsets for arbitrary routing grids.
  • Halfgrid Rip-Up routing resolution dramatically increased.
  • Rip-Up and Optimizer Cleanup routing procedure CPU time requirements for large PCB boards with a high number of pins and vias reduced by several factors.
  • Maximum number of procedures for Autorouter batches increased to 20. New option for loading predefined Autorouter parameter settings between different routing procedures of Autorouter batches. New functions for saving and loading Autorouter batches.
  • CAM Processor and CAM View with enhanced dialog for Gerber aperture table definition.
  • Drilling data output with tool tables for rule-assigned drill tool tolerances.
  • CAM View layout generation with G36/G37 Gerber code conversion.
  • New User Language system functions for path name and environment variable retrieval, part and net name selection, polygon range query, split power plane check, power layer error count query and default layout layer (mode) query and setup.
  • Centralized layout symbol library.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 5.4

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 5.4 are:

  • Bartels AutoEngineer Version 5.4 can be operated on Windows XP systems.
  • New BAE software configuration BAE FabView for generating manufacturing data for PCB production; compatible with BAE Professional and BAE HighEnd, however, without the possibility of saving PCB design changes; cost-effective CAM output facility for PCB manufacturing service providers/departments who wish to serve BAE users.
  • All autoplacement and automatic copper fill functions from the Autoplacement module have been integrated to the Layout Editor of BAE Version 5.0. The Autoplacement module has therefore become obsolete and has been removed from the BAE software.
  • Text input through dialogs with cursor key support and operating system specific cut, copy and paste functions.
  • Size specification functions improved.
  • SCM symbol placement functions with advanced dialogs for library element selection.
  • Advanced SCM symbol attribute value assignment dialogs.
  • Option for preserving name and attribute text positions when moving symbols.
  • Text class assignment options for Schematic Editor text display and plot visibility control.
  • SCM group selection by symbol name. Label symbol assignment option for group-selected SCM labels.
  • Net attribute assignments through label symbols and/or busses.
  • Improved SCM functions for automatically re-routing connections when moving symbols and/or groups.
  • Features for defining logical parts consisting of arbitrarily connected SCM symbols and/or different layout parts (logic synthesis).
  • Automatic generation of project specific layout libraries during Packager runs.
  • New Packager options for specifying an alternate layout library,updating logical part definitions in the project file and relaxing missing layout part/pin error severity levels.
  • Packager to perform ERCs (electrical rule checks) through pin type attribute evaluation.
  • Special texts/attributes for displaying project file and element names. Special texts for displaying the last modification date and time of the currently loaded SCM element.
  • New functions for naming groups to support persistent multiple group definitions per SCM and/or layout element. New functions for saving and loading SCM and layout group elements to/from clipboard.
  • Layout group selection by part name, polygon type or net. New functions for changing polygon types of group-selected layout polygon elements.
  • ICAP net list import.
  • Improved layout functions for part set definitions, net name input/selection and via selection.
  • Element query to indicate fixed mode. Pin and via element query to display drill classes.
  • 1/240 Inch and 1/480 Inch fine grid options added to layout grid selection menus.
  • Layer-specific polygon display pattern assignments for improved multi-layer structure visibility.
  • Improved direct power layer connection display.
  • Dialog for layer-specific minimum distance value settings for the advanced DRC in BAE HighEnd.
  • New layout feature for part insertion pick point query.
  • Improved Layout Editor functions for moving trace segments improved.
  • New functions for generating layout angle measuring graphics.
  • New copper fill option for automatically selecting isolated areas.
  • Features for active copper area definition on layout part and padstack level.
  • Facility for copper fill keepout area generation (e.g., to suppress heat-trap connections for specific pins).
  • New option for arbitrary hatching angle settings for hatched fill area generation.
  • Advanced copper fill functions for generating prototype milling contours, positive solder resist masks from negative layers, dielectric layers for hybrid circuits, etc.
  • Netgroup-specific clearance check in BAE HighEnd.
  • Layout PDF and EPS output with new options for arbitrary output scaling factor settings.
  • Sieb & Meier drilling data output with drill tool table integrated to drilling data output file and a resolution of up to 1/1000 mm.
  • Project specific rule databases.
  • More effcient User Language programs through additional User Language Compiler optimizations and optimized Bartels User Language Interpreter string operations.
  • New User Language index variable types for accessing layout net list data in SCM. Layoutnetzlistendaten im Schaltplanpaket. New User Language system functions for Packager data query, layout net list data query in SCM, SCM and layout element text attachments and queries, CAM Processor drill tool tolerance setting and query, etc.
  • All User Language programs completely revised and extended by a series of new features and functions.
  • SCM and layout libraries supplemented by a series of new symbol and part definitions. SCM symbol name and attribute text placement generalized. Insertion pick point texts added to layout symbols.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 5.0

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 5.0 are:

  • All autoplacement and automatic copper fill functions from the Autoplacement module have been integrated to the Layout Editor. The Autoplacement module has therefore become obsolete.
  • Customized system and display parameter to be activated/loaded from bae.ini file.
  • Cursor/arrow keys, Page Up/Down keys and Home/End keys to support grafic workarea scrolling under Windows. Scrollbars added to text output areas under Windows.
  • Project element load functions added to File menus.
  • Improved part and net name selection dialogs and menus.
  • Context and import/export menu configuration.
  • Dynamic menu function key assignments in pulldown menu configurations and dynamic mouse key function assignment in Schematic Editor and Layout Editor.
  • Improved functions for block circuit diagramming and hierarchical circuit navigation.
  • Automatic SCM symbol/part clone generation and placement.
  • Improved Schematic Editor functions for attribute value assignment, attribute value transfer and attribute value display and query. Default SCM symbol attribute settings.
  • Symbol/label query function with attributes display added to Schematic Editor context menus for symbols/labels.
  • Features for displaying and/or querying alternate layout part package type assignments on SCM plan level
  • New functions for SCM text center-alignment.
  • Advanced Schematic Editor functions for renaming/renumbering symbol/part groups.
  • SCM connection rule assignments and advanced SCM net highlight functions,
  • Spice model type and pin output sequence assignments to SCM symbols and Spice net list output.
  • SCM plot element visibility settings.
  • Schematic Editor and CAM Processor bitmap plot output to Windows clipboard for further processing in other Windows applications.
  • Packager to support SCM sheet error tracking, layout gate assignments and alternate layout part package assignments.
  • Symbol/part search and group selection through attributes.
  • Hotkeys for SCM and layout text size settings, layout trace width settings and layout group scaling.
  • Group function operation on mouse-selectable SCM and layout regions.
  • Layout (part) height design rule checking.
  • Layout DRC error list with DRC error localization.
  • Improved layout part, trace and polygon pick functions. New trace edit display modes for manual routing.
  • Hotkeys for rotating layout pick elements (parts, pins, texts, polygons, groups) at arbitrary angles.
  • Automatic equidistant parallel traces generation.
  • Layout keepout area generation alongside polygon outlines.
  • Text and polygon line width specifications for display and plot output.
  • Drill hole power layer assignments.
  • Special texts for displaying the last modification date and time of the currently loaded layout element.
  • Improved autoplacement part set selection. Initialplacement to be applied on selected part set only. Layout part set selection through SCM group symbols.
  • New Layout Editor group display mode option for dynamically displaying group-selected traces, vias and drill holes during interactive group placement.
  • Automatic copper fill with improved net/connectivity recognition.
  • Improved Autorouter status display.
  • Net-specific Autorouter airline display. Autorouting processes restricted to displayed nets/airlines ("net group routing").
  • Improved gridless mode diagonal autorouting.
  • Reflow-reflow SMT/SMD soldering support.
  • Simplified generation and assignment of rules which only set a single predicate value. All system-supported rules transparently processed through menu-assigned User Language programs.
  • All User Language programs completely revised and extended by a series of new features and functions.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.6

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.6 are:

  • Bartels AutoEngineer Schematics available for free.
  • Number of simultaneously accessible layout documentary layers in Bartels AutoEngineer Professional increased from 12 to 100.
  • New low-end/low-cost BAE configuration Bartels AutoEngineer Light for educational purposes and/or semi-professional applications, with full BAE Professional functionality, however, limited to a maximum PCB layout size of 180mm × 120mm nd a maximum of two signal/copper layers.
  • BAE configuration Bartels AutoEngineer Educate/Entry renamed to Bartels AutoEngineer Economy. Full BAE Professional functionality, however, limited to a maximum PCB layout size of 350mm × 200mm and a maximum of four signal layers to be simultaneously routed by the Autorouter. All other restrictions (no bus definitions on SCM symbol level, no layout polygon mirror mode definitions, only 9 predefined layout documentary layers, minimum Autorouter grid 1/40 inch, no availability of Neural Autorouter and Neural Rule System) dropped.
  • Improved support for BAE network installations through retrieval and verification of modification times when loading and/or saving elements.
  • Undo/Redo steps increased from 10 to 20.
  • BAE HighEnd design data management functions optimized for significant performance increase when loading and/or processing copper fill areas on large layouts.
  • New baehelp utility program for accessing the BAE online documentation under Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000.
  • Option for saving the currently modified element when exiting BAE under Windows. Escape key to cancel Windows element name query dialogs, tabulator key to focus on listbox in Windows element name query dialogs.
  • New parameter setup dialogs for optional use under Windows and Motif.
  • Facilities for configuring cascading menus under Windows and Motif. Right mouse button repeat function to allow for repeated call to submenu functions under Windows and Motif.
  • Advanced features for BAE program start and DDB file access under Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000.
  • Improved SCM symbol pick functions.
  • New SCM functions for repeatedly replacing and/or changing selectable texts.
  • New SCM group mirror option.
  • New SCM rules for optional single-segment pin connection highlight display ("antenna highlight").
  • New SCM rules for controlling symbol text visibility according to symbol rotation.
  • New features for editing and compiling logical library part definitions from the Schematic Editor.
  • New SCM and layout library utility functions for copying and deleting menu-selectable DDB file elements.
  • Color support, A3 paper size option and parameter dialog box added to the SCM and Layout facilities for EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) and PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format) output. A4 PDF scaling option and mirrored PostScript font support added to the layout facilities for EPS and PDF output. Multi-layer selection introduced to the EPS/PDF output and to the AutoCAD/DXF export layout facilities.
  • Enhanced drill class definitions for mirroring blind and buried vias.
  • New User Language programs for exporting and importing CIF format layout data.
  • Semi-automatic layout element creation support on Layout Editor startup after successfully running Packager on design file without layout.
  • Layout Editor Query Element function extended (padstack macro name display for part pins, maximum drill diameter display for padstacks and vias). Query Element function integrated to Autoplacement module.
  • Layout Editor Report function to distinguish between number of copper layer distance violations and number of documentary layer errors.
  • Layout Editor functions for moving parts to support new options for either displaying all airlines or part-specific airlines only.
  • New Layout Editor function for splitting trace segments.
  • New option for selecting different trace edit display modes.
  • Specification of nets to be included to or excluded from airline display to support net name pattern input.
  • Layout Editor Highlight Net function with new option for coloring highlighted nets.
  • New option introduced to Layout Editor load, move and copy group functions for scaling placement coordinates and dimensions of currently selected group elements.
  • New Copper Fill options for substituting full circles with octagons to reduce Gerber output data amount when Gerber arc commands are not allowed.
  • New Gridless Router to be optionally activated in the Neural Autorouter, allowing for traces to leave the routing grid under virtually any condition and rout between off-grid pins, thus providing significantly better routing results for dense SMT boards. This makes the Bartels AutoEngineer the first PCB router worldwide to combine advanced autorouting technologies of gridless routing, rip-up/retry/backtracking routing and router-triggered pin/gate swaps.
  • Rip-Up Router much more efficient when routing nets with large trace widths. Redundant Optimizer passes avoided through automatic rip-up parameter adjustments during rip-up routing.
  • New options for saving and loading project-specific CAM parameter settings. CAM mirror mode and rotation indicators to be displayed at CAM origin.
  • Maximum number of apertures for Gerber photoplot aperture tables increased from 200 to 900.
  • New User Language system functions for dialog box programming, post processing, text edit field implementations, logical library definition compilation, layout part pin query, net highlight color query/settings, etc.
  • All User Language programs completely revised and extended by a series of new features and functions.
  • New router control attribute assignment tag symbols added to SCM symbol library. New parts (connectors, SMDs) provided with new layout libraries.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.4

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.4 are:

  • Overall performance of BAE Windows and DOS software improved.
  • SCM and layout symbol/part library file access improved.
  • Functions for element name specification improved.
  • New SCM and Layout functions for closing the currently loaded element.
  • Possibility of directly switching between BAE modules also allowing for automatic Packaging when switching from the Schematic Editor to the layout system.
  • Windows and Motif user interfaces improved by a series of new features such as element name query autoscroll.
  • New options menu for automatically selecting predefined sheet sizes when creating new schematic plans.
  • SCM signal router for automatic connections re-routing during symbol and/or label move operations improved. New function for automatically connecting two selectable points on the currently loaded SCM sheet.
  • New Schematic Editor function for moving/placing selectable symbol attribute texts.
  • New Schematic Editor function for renaming bus connections.
  • New system attributes for automatically displaying and plotting the current time and/or date on SCM sheet and layout level.
  • Context menus providing object-specific functions in SCM and Layout Editor.
  • Generic Output functions of the BAE Windows Schematic Editor and CAM Processor versions to support multi-copy output, multi-page (i.e., multi-element) output and plot area selection.
  • New feature for dynamically assigning non-default logical library definitions to SCM symbols.
  • New options for selecting millimeter input and display grids in the layout system.
  • Layout Editor Report function to display additional information on used signal and power layers.
  • New Layout Editor functions for rotating and mirroring documentary polygons and/or copper areas, converting polygon corners into arcs and/or diagonal segments, and for joining documentary lines.
  • New Layout Editor function for moving/placing selectable part attribute texts.
  • New features for documentary layer graphic and text display depending on part type.
  • New Autoplacement option for restricting automatic part mirroring to 2-pin SMDs only, thus allowing for solder side placement of small parts such as block capacitors whilst placement of SMDs with more than 2 pins is forced onto the PCB part side.
  • New Full Autoplacer function for automatically reducing part expansion settings until complete placement is achieved or part expansion is reduced to zero. Block capacitors excluded from part expansion, thus allowing for tighter placement to supplied parts. Block capacitors placement preferably on top or on right-hand side of ICs.
  • Neural Autorouter gridless routing performance and Rip-Up Router half-grid routing performance significantly improved.
  • New Autorouterw option for suppressing graphic output during routing to speed-up the routing process.
  • New BAE HighEnd CAM Processor option for suppressing output of unconnected pads when plotting inside layers.
  • New CAM View option to process incremental coordinates when loading Gerber and/or Excellon data.
  • New copyddb utility program option for replacing existing destination file elements only.
  • Optimized Bartels User Language Interpreter memory management significantly improving User Language program run-time performance.
  • EDIF data import, SCM rule assignment functions, group selections through rectangles, schematic sheet and layout variants management, automatic off-grid pin connection when manually routing, programable generic insertion data output and new options for PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format) output from SCM and layout implemented with User Language programs.
  • Symbol and part libraries supplemented by a series of new definitions.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.2

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.2 are:

  • New interactive AutoEngineer setup utility baesetup for Windows/Motif versions. Environment variables introduced for user-specific BAE system setup in multi-user network environments.
  • Toolbars supplemented by buttons for calling frequently used file management functions. Improved user interaction introduced to functions such as Exit BAE, verification queries, part name change, text input, Windows/Motif graphic workarea scrolling, etc.
  • Backannotation integrated to Schematic Editor. Backannotation requests to be processed automatically when loading plans to the Schematic Editor.
  • New feature for automatic symbol attribute transfer integrated to SCM toolbar.
  • New SCM functions for moving and deleting bustaps introduced to SCM.
  • New features introduced for defining texts with surrounding boxes.
  • SCM and layout extended by facilities for simultaneously and/or optionally displaying both logical and physical part and pin names.
  • BAE HighEnd supplemented by a series of messaging functions for selecting and/or placing layout parts by clicking the corresponding symbols in the Schematic Editor, synchronising SCM and layout group selections and highlighting layout traces on SCM symbol pin selection.
  • New interactive Packager module with file selection popup menus and functions for switching directly to SCM and/or layout.
  • Part side layer assignment for traces on layout part level allowed. Improved Layout Editor element query function to display trace information on layout part level.
  • New rule system facilities for assigning drill holes of blind and/or buried vias to certain power layers.
  • Layout system error display modified to improve distance violation recognition.
  • Improved functions for manually routing diagonal trace segments integrated to Layout Editor.
  • Allow for direct call of Schematic Editor, Packager and CAM View module from Layout Editor.
  • BAE HighEnd Design Rule Check to allow for the specification of layer-specific, area-specific, and net-specific minimum distance checking parameters.
  • Automatic copper fill function with new feature for explicitly specifying heattrap clearance.
  • Manual layout part placement functions to consider default rotation and mirroring preferences specified through rule system.
  • Optimized Autorouter functions for loading and/or routing power layer connections much faster.
  • New net-specific optimizer mode introduced to Autorouter to avoid complex routing.
  • BAE HighEnd rule system to allow for the definition of net-type specific routing areas.
  • Improved Autorouter status reports.
  • Improved Autorouter algorithms for connecting grid-shifted vias and pre-routed fixed traces.
  • New finger pad recognition function implemented in CAM Processor to allow Gerber photoplot functions to treat finger pads like traces thus considerably reducing Gerber photoplot file size.
  • CAM View to allow for the transfer of flashed structures onto signal layers when converting Gerber data to layout.
  • Implicit User Language program call facilities extended in order to default to global program names (bae_*).
  • New User Language functions implemented and applied for message and verification popups.
  • New User Language function for designating the currently selected user interface language.
  • New User Language functions for supporting communication between different BAE HighEnd modules.
  • All User Language programs completely revised and extended by a series of new features and functions.
  • New option for automatically recovering damaged design files implemented with copyddb utility program.
  • Symbol and part libraries revised and supplemented by a series of new part definitions.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.0

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 4.0 are:

  • New Bartels AutoEngineer Professional, Bartels AutoEngineer HighEnd and Bartels AutoEngineer Educate/Entry software versions provided for Linux platforms running on Linux Kernel 2.0.x with Motif support (an Ethernet card instead of a hardlock key is required for running authorized BAE Linux versions, whilst BAE Linux Demo versions do not require any specific/additional hardware for authorization check).
  • Bartels AutoEngineer HighEnd with advanced features such as HighSpeed Kernel, cross-probing, etc. now also available on PC platforms (Windows NT, Windows 95, Linux).
  • A series of general improvements introduced to the BAE user interface such as design view management, current element name display, improved parameter setup menus, menu customization facilities, etc.
  • A large number of new features for adapting the Windows and Motif version to Windows look-and-feel such as optionally activating a BAE menu setup according to Windows conventions, scrollbars for the graphic workarea, context-sensitive ghost menus with non-executable functions faded out, fully programmable toolbars to be optionally activated, etc.
  • New feature implemented for defining logical parts without physical package assignment to generate logical (e.g., EDIF) net lists for PLD and/or LCA design.
  • Logical library to allow for pin-specific attribute definitions and/or pin attribute assignments such as e.g., pin type or fanout for electronic rule check (ERC) or for generating net list interfaces to simulators such as PSpice.
  • Special attribute assignment facility introduced to allow for part-specific power supply definition in SCM.
  • Improved control function implemented for displaying unconnected and/or processed pins on SCM level. SCM report function adapted to notify SCM drawing errors.
  • New tag symbol type introduced to SCM for assigning attributes and/or attribute sets to (groups of) parts, pins or nets. This feature can also be used to introduce more complex design information such as preferences for test procedures or logical relations between parts, pins and/or nets.
  • Layout level design rule check to be optionally deactivated between traces on part level to allow for the definition of printed inductors.
  • New features introduced for defining layout element placement preference rules for part rotation and/or part mirroring.
  • New option introduced to the Layout Editor function for rearranging adjacent trace segments.
  • New feature implemented to allow for the definition of isolated areas in power layers.
  • New options introduced to the move layout group function for automatically rerouting traces between moved group and rest of the layout.
  • New options introduced for selecting and/or deselecting visible/invisible elements to/from group.
  • Layout Editor element query function enhanced to allow for the selection of copper fill workareas, split power planes and documentary areas.
  • New options implemented for net-specific airline display.
  • Automatic copper fill function with new options for differing between pins and vias when selecting fill area connection type (heat-trap or direct).
  • Improved Autorouter algorithms for off-grid pin connections to generate straighter off-grid pin connections, thus making the manufacturing process more simple.
  • CAM Processor control plot function for generating Windows Generic output to support color output on multilayer plots. Windows Generic output to consider plot scaling factor specifications.
  • CAM Processor Gerber photo plot to support rectangular apertures and optimized Gerber output format (i.e., amount of plot data reduced by avoiding repetition of redundant plotter control commands).
  • New CAM Processor option to support Gerber fill mode G36/G37, i.e., outlines of non-flashable structures are filled by the plotter, thus reducing the amount of plot data and eliminating plot overdraw errors.
  • New CAM Processor option for generating RS-274-X format Gerber output (Extended Gerber with Embedded Apertures), i.e., the aperture table is automatically generated and embedded with the plot file.
  • New CAM Processor function implemented for generating Excellon II drilling data output.
  • CAM View grid options extended to general BAE scheme. New option for selecting wide draw mode introduced to CAM View display menu.
  • New CAM View functions and options implemented for loading and writing Gerber format RS-274-X with or without Gerber fill mode G36/G37 and/or optimized Gerber format according to new CAM Processor features.
  • Bartels User Language Interpreter integrated to CAM View module.
  • New User Language index variable types implemented for accessing system variables and new database objects. Many new and/or improved User Language system functions provided for displaying graphics in popup menus, customizing the BAE menu, defining toolbars with (dynamically adaptable) icons for frequently used functions, improved DDB and file system access, querying module-specific design parameters, defining global variables for exchanging data between User Language programs, improving access to currently processed design elements, etc.
  • New Bartels User Language Interpreter features implemented for implicit User Language program call after loading an element, before saving an element, when changing the graphic display zoom factor or when selecting a toolbar item.
  • New User Language programs and a series of improvements and new functions introduced to existing User Language programs (e.g., toolbar definition, routing data analysis, design view management, graphical symbol browsers, online help, etc.).
  • Symbol and part libraries completely revised and supplemented by a series of new part definitions; general attribute for naming part manufacturer introduced wherever appropriate; comment attributes provided in both English and German language.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 3.4

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 3.4 are:

  • New Bartels AutoEngineer software versions for windows platforms running on Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT 3.51, Windows 95, Windows 3.11 and OS/2 Warp (with WIN-OS/2 support). New Bartels AutoEngineer HighEnd OSF/Motif software versions for workstation platforms. OSF/Motif and Windows versions can be operated with either BAE standard user interface (with side menu) or with Windows pull-down menus.
  • Back button featuring page-up function added to popup menus for file name selection, element name selection, etc. Back button also added to the popup menus of the supplied User Language programs.
  • Dump button added to the popup menus of the supplied User Language programs to support optional output of popup menu contents to file.
  • Autosave option added for automatic design data backups at selectable time intervals.
  • Important design and operational parameters such as autosave time interval, input and display grid, angle and grid lock, color table name, coordinate display mode, standard placement angle and mirror mode, standard text size, library access paths, plot file names, Mincon function class, airline display mode, placement matrix, copper fill parameters, etc. to be automatically saved with the currently processed layout and/or SCM sheet or with the processed library hierarchy level (part, padstack, pad, SCM symbol, etc.).
  • SCM signal router for re-routing connections when moving symbols and/or labels improved. Signal router to be activated or deactivated on request.
  • New Layout Editor functions for defining and processing traces and vias on part level. Autorouter, CAM Processor and User Language system functions to support these features as well.
  • Features for rotating and/or mirroring loaded groups during placement implemented with the Layout Editor Load Group function. Load Group to reset previous group selections and group-select loaded group elements automatically.
  • Context-sensitive popup menus for selecting parts and/or part names when manually placing parts added to Layout Editor and Autoplacement. New popup menus for selecting layout library file and library element when placing non-net list parts, loading pin definitions onto parts or loading pads onto padstacks.
  • Autorouter Load Layout function for re-entrant routing considerably improved.
  • Neural Autorouter with new control option for activating automatic placement optimization (pin/gate swap) during rip-up routing.
  • Neural Autorouter with new option for performing gridless routing on request.
  • New CAM Processor features for simultaneously plotting multiple (different) layers to a single plot file and/or plot device. Multi-layer plot function to provide layer selection popup menu with option for automatically selecting all currently visible layers. Layer-specific pen number specifications support added for HP-GL pen plots.
  • CAM View to load and store drill data in Sieb&Meier or Excellon format (previously only Sieb&Meier supported).
  • New CAM View functions implemented for processing milling data in Excellon format.
  • New CAM View functions implemented for moving drilling data, milling data or Gerber data.
  • New CAM View parameter setup options introduced for mirroring input data at X-axis, Y-axis, or origin.
  • New User Language Compiler options implemented for optionally generating linkable User Language libraries. New User Language Compiler options for performing static and/or dynamic User Language library linkage. User Language specification now supporting static storage class declarations. Compatibility check at the assignment of different structure data types improved. Features for compiling different User Language programs with a single ULC call by specifying multiple source file names and/or using wildcards. Source file name specifications extended to other than .ulc name extension. Program and/or library name extraction from source file path name introduced. New options implemented for alternate include file search path specification and macro definitions on ULC call. Improved ULC error handling with warning severity support. Improved ULC message system with log file generation.
  • New Bartels User Language Interpreter features implemented for dynamically linking User Language libraries during program runtime.
  • Part libraries completely revised and supplemented by a series of new symbol and part definitions. New digital library provided, including more than 3800 symbols/parts definitions according to IEEE standards.
  • Up to 12 layout signal layer menu entries freely definable with layer number and layer name.
  • Temporary directory on PC freely definable with environment variable to avoid problems with temporary file generation on network-based PC systems.
  • New BAE Professional (PC/MS-DOS) graphic device drivers provided for supporting ATI Mach 64 graphic cards (resolutions 1024*768, 1280*1024 and 1600*1200).
  • Arbitrary attribute definition allowed in BAE Educate/Entry software configurations.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 3.2

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 3.2 are:

  • Currently active BAE menu function to be canceled with ESC hotkey.
  • Introduced intelligent popup for optional directory selection on file name queries. Directory popup background color to be set with a new color setup option supported by bsetup utility program.
  • BAE menus freely configurable via User Language by assigning menu item texts and User Language program calls. Fast online key programming supported via User Language.
  • New SCM function for Logical Library definition query during SCM sheet edit.
  • Feature for fast color fade-out/fade-in introduced to Layout color setup menus.
  • Additional entries for number of yet unplaced parts and number of parts placed with wrong package type introduced to Layout Editor Report function.
  • New function for changing part package type during part placement introduced to Layout Editor and Autoplacement. Both Packager and Backannotation to support and control alternate physical part package type definitions and assignments.
  • Interactive Layout Editor routing functions to keep traces fixed flag on pre-routed traces.
  • Packager to keep internal net numbers on repeated packaging, thus ensuring correct connectivity correlation on stand-alone vias, power layers, etc.
  • Full automatic initial placement algorithms provided with Autoplacement module: complete initial placement with automatic part/pin/gate swap; single pass and multi pass cluster and/or area placement with rip-up and retry. Initial placement algorithms to consider board outline, pre-placed parts and keepout areas; featuring automatic SMD and block capacitor recognition; automatic SMD mirror option; unrestricted and restricted automatic part rotation in 90 degree steps; placement grid freely selectable; part clearance optionally definable; heuristic parameters for net list preference control and consideration of part segment matching/fitting.
  • Automatic pin/gate swap algorithm improved to consider only nets of interest, thus considerably speeding up the pin/gate swap process.
  • Automatic copper fill routines improved to avoid unpredictable results in a series of very exotic cases; automatic splitting of critical copper fill polygons introduced, thus yielding larger fill area.
  • SMD via fanout autorouting algorithm to ignore layer-specific routing direction preferences, thus yielding better results in PLCC SMD via pre-routing.
  • New Neural Autorouter module based on the standard Autorouter module, but providing user interface similar to Layout Editor and/or Autoplacement (including color setup, Undo/Redo, interactive routing, User Language, etc.); special routing functions such as single net router, area/block routing, mixed grid routing provided with the Neural Autorouter module; placement optimization functions integrated to Neural Autorouter algorithms.
  • Advanced BAE HighEnd module providing powerful autorouting technologies based on patented neural network technology; supporting skilled analog signal routing, microwave structure generation; features for learning and automatically applying special routing preferences and/or rules; grid-less object-orientated routing with automatic placement optimization supported.
  • CAM Processor Gerber plot routines now optionally supporting I/J Gerber arc commands to reduce amount of Gerber output data.
  • User Language Compiler improved to speed-up optimization. User Language Interpreter integrated to Neural Autorouter. A series of new index variable types and system functions implemented for element and file name query, function key programming, menu assignments, logical library definition query, layout part package type assignment, etc. User Language programs completely revised and extended by new programs and/or functions, now providing more than 1.44 Mbytes/47000 lines of source code.
  • bsetup utility program to support new option for releasing BAE software updates and/or authorizations on previously delivered hardlock keys.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 3.0

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 3.0 are:

  • Split Power Plane and Power Plane Edit introducing features such as power layer display, placing active copper and text on power layers; intended for implementing more than one electrical connection on a single power layer.
  • Popup menu functions introduced to User Language and extensively utilized in supplied User Language programs; popup menus also introduced to important BAE system functions such as Layout color setup, SCM net name selection on label placement, etc.
  • User Language integrated to Autoplacement module, i.e., User Language program call facilities introduced to Autoplacement, and new Autoplacement User Language system functions implemented.
  • Features for arbitrary net attribute definitions (with Backannotation) introduced.
  • Powerful SQL facilities for managing relational database systems provided via User Language system functions; both relational tables and database objects are stored to DDB files. See User Language program ssymattr for an application example (automatic part attribute settings according to part database).
  • AutoCAD DXF input/output interfaces for SCM and Layout provided via User Language programs.
  • BNF-based ASCII format description precompiler introduced to User Language; provide a powerful tool for implementing ASCII input interfaces (see the readlplc User Language program for an application example).
  • A series of new User Language programs provided (EPS output, library management tools, automatic layer assignments, semi-automatic pad/padstack generator, online key programming tool, etc.), bringing the total number of delivered User Language programs to about 200 (with more than 34000 lines/1 Mb of source code).
  • Libraries have been completely revised; LAYLIB and KMLAY have been merged to a single DIL/SMT layout library also including a series of new part/symbol definitions; pad definitions and layer assignments have been standardized.
  • Introduced features for displaying layout groups at movement (either with all layers or with group display layer only).
  • Special layout signal layer Signal Inside (i.e., all signal layers between solder side and component side) introduced for simplifying multilayer PCB design.
  • Improvements on existing functions such as integrated DDB index cache for fast DDB element access (on functions such as load/store element), Zoom Last display function to toggle between two previously defined windows, popup menu pointer position memory, popup menu button for SCM project library selection, net name popup menu for SCM label placement, new SCM User Language system functions, automatic copper fill routines improved, copper fill cross hatching function introduced, new graphic drivers for VESA provided, repetitive single element selection introduced to Schematic Editor and Layout Editor group functions, new layout group mirror function, automatic mirror mode for SMD placement in Layout Editor and Autoplacement, HP Laser/PCL output with rotation (SCM/Layout) and/or mirroring (Layout), improved features for attribute selections/settings, etc.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.6

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.6 are:

  • DPMI (DOS Protected Mode Interface Specification) support for Bartels AutoEngineer operation under Microsoft Windows Version 3.x (as DOS Box in Enhanced Mode) and IBM OS/2 Version 2.0.
  • XMS (eXtended Memory Specification) and VCPI (Virtual Control Program Interface) support introduced.
  • Popup menus for file and element name selections implemented.
  • Global design/project naming facilities introduced.
  • Automatic block name attribute annotation for hierarchical circuit designs with Autoplacement block selection features for floor-planning.
  • Automatic pin/gate swap Autoplacement functions implemented.
  • Automatic copper fill routines to consider net-specific minimum distance settings for spacing.
  • Copper area hatching features introduced to copper fill functions.
  • Autorouter menus changed.
  • Arbitrary routing grid option and half-grid routing introduced to Autorouter.
  • SMD via pre-routing function for improved SMT routing of multilayer layouts introduced to Autorouter.
  • File inclusion (#include preprocessor statement) introduced to Bartels User Language. New system functions, index variable types introduced to User Language. A series of new User Language example programs provided, making up for a total of about 150 programs with more than 20000 lines/600 Kbytes of source code.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.4

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.4 are:

  • BAE install program provided.
  • TIGA graphic driver provided for PC-based systems.
  • Libraries completely revised and extended by a series of new symbol/part definitions.
  • Hierarchical circuit design facilities introduced to Schematic Editor and Packager
  • Bartels User Language integrated to Schematic Editor with new system functions and index variable types for SCM.
  • New CAM Processor function for multi-aperture fill mode provided for Gerber output for filling irregularly shaped areas.
  • Drill data processing features (load/save/sort drills) introduced to CAM View module.
  • New features for implicit User Language program call by pressing function keys introduced.
  • Combined data types (arrays, structures) introduced to Bartels User Language.
  • More than 130 new Bartels User Language system functions implemented.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.2

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.2 are:

  • Graphic driver for Tseng Labs ET4000 chip set provided.
  • A series of improvements introduced to the BAE user interface such as improved connection re-routing after SCM symbol movements, element name queries with name lists, improved SCM symbol pick function, layout editor text change function, etc.
  • Functions for generating arc-shaped traces introduced to the Layout Editor traces menu.
  • Improved copper fill features with new copper fill area polygon type. New copper fill functions for filling/deleting all and/or selectable copper fill areas.
  • Bartels User Language (C-based programming language) with Bartels User Language Compiler and Bartels User Language Interpreter integrated for defining macros and/or user scripts. User Language contains special variable types for accessing BAE design data (such as net list and layout geometry data); Bartels User Language also provides an in-built function library including standard C and BAE system functions. With Bartels User Language the user is able to design special postprocessor programs and to define user-specific BAE menu functions. User Language programs can be called from both the Layout Editor and from the CAM Processor.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.0

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 2.0 are:

  • PostScript and HP Laser (PCL, Printer Command Language) output formats provided for SCM and CAM Processor control plot output.
  • Select Font functions in Schematic Editor and Layout Editor to save the selected font name with the job.
  • Blind and buried vias supported by Layout Editor interactive routing and Autorouter.
  • Drill classes introduced for drill hole definitions to support blind and buried vias on CAM output; can also be used for differing between plated and non-plated drill holes.
  • Automatic copper fill now supporting automatic heat trap generation with definable connection width.
  • New Pin Connect Mode option introduced to Autorouter for avoiding/admitting pin corner routing on oblong and finger-shaped pins.
  • New CAM View program module provided for viewing and processing Gerber data; includes special features for panelization and for importing and/or transforming Gerber data third party systems.
  • New FRAMECOLOR command introduced to bsetup utility program for supporting BAE menu color setup.
 

Bartels AutoEngineer Version 1.6

The most significant new features and/or improvements introduced with Bartels AutoEngineer Version 1.6 are:

  • mainpart and subpart definitions introduced to Logical Library maintenance to support part definitions consisting of different SCM symbols such as relays or opamps with variable power supply.
  • Comment text generation facility introduced to Schematic Editor.
  • Bus tap net name range support introduced to Schematic Editor for automatically placing and naming sub-net bus taps.
  • Packager to generate internal logical net lists to support logical net list output for simulators.
  • Area display mode option introduced to layout polygon generation, supporting part outline and pad definitions with different shapes on component and/or solder side.
  • Automatic copper fill algorithm improved; minimum structure size setting, isolated area mode option and traces fill mode option introduced to copper fill.
  • New netconv utility program provided for transferring logical net lists from ASCII format to Bartels AutoEngineer.
  • New copyddb utility program provided for copying selectable database class entries between different BAE DDB files.
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