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Bartels AutoEngineer® Dokumentation

Bartels AutoEngineer®
Next Version
Release Notes
* Preliminary Information *

The Bartels AutoEngineer® - Next Version - Release Notes - * Preliminary Information * provide detailed information about new features, enhancements, changes and bug-fixing introduced with the next Bartels AutoEngineer version. Forward compatibility from earlier versions to the latest Bartels AutoEngineer version is always ensured, but not backward compatibility.

Note
The next Bartels AutoEngineer version is currently under development. This documentation is preliminary and may be 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.

 

Contents

1General
1.1Installation
1.2User Interface and General Functions
2Schematic Editor
2.1General
2.2Symbols, Labels
2.3Connections
2.4Graphics
2.5Text, Attributes
3Packager
4Layout Editor
4.1General
4.2Display, Design Rule Check
4.3Parts, Placement
4.4Traces, Routing
4.5Graphic, Copper Areas
4.6Text, Drill
5Autorouter
6CAM Processor
7CAM View
7.1General
7.2Data Import
8Utilities
9Bartels User Language
9.1General
9.2System Functions
9.3BAE User Language Programs

 

1 General

 

1.1 Installation

Installation Guide

The Bartels AutoEngineer® Installation Guide (file inst_en.htm from the baedoc directory of the BAE-CD-ROM) provides detailed Bartels AutoEngineer installation instructions for all supported hardware and software platforms.

 

1.2 User Interface and General Functions

Window Activation

The AUTORAISE_STD bae.ini parameter setting for automatic BAE window activation upon mouse hovering over the BAE window has been modified for the BAE Windows versions to restrict BAE module window and BAE dialog box activation to BAE windows/dialogs which are not overlapping with other BAE windows/dialogs.

Settings

The SETTINGMPOS_STD parameter for controlling whether Settings should be the first entry in the context menu or whether it should be placed further down in the rule assignment function block has been added to bae.ini.

Jump Absolute

The Pick Coordinates button for picking coordinates using, e.g., the p key and the Paste Coordinates button for inserting coordinates from the clipboard (e.g., for manual sign changes to carry out positioning symmetric to other elements) have been added to the coordinate input dialog box of the Jump Absolute context menu.

 

2 Schematic Editor

 

2.1 General

Eagle Interface

The sbaedmp_new.ulp ULP program for exporting schematic data from Eagle project files which have been created with newer Eagle versions and cannot be processed with sbaedmp.ulp without error messages has been added to the eagleulp directory of the BAE CD-ROM.

 

2.2 Symbols, Labels

Symbol Database

The Project Check function has been added to the Update button of the symbol database. Project Check compares part number specific symbol database base settings with symbol attribute value settings and creates a report with the differences. This feature can be used to find project-specific attribute values which have been manually modified without adapting the part number.

The AND Search mode is now the default button in the symbol database search mask. The default search action is carried out when pressing the return key, thus allowing for symbol database searches to be started through a keyboard interaction rather than a mouse button click.

If a symbol/entry in the symbol database search result list is highlighted, then the Selection button now jumps to the sub-selection of the selected symbol (with the selected symbol also selected) rather than to the last selection.

Value Assignment

The p key dialog function Copy Values to Clipboard for copying symbol attributes as text to the clipboard is now also available in the Symbols / Other Functions / Set Attributes submenu and in the right mouse button symbol context menu.

Attribute Value Transfer

The Symbols / Other Functions / Set Attributes / Value Transfer function for transfering an attribute value to a different attribute and optionally removing the old attribute has been implemented. This functions is useful when changing from $rpname attributes usage to $rbname attributes usage, or if different attribute names such as $val and $wert need to be unified when merging projects from different sources.

Logical Definitions

The Save As configuration for automatically loading the saved element has been modified to load any generated logical part definition for editing with the Edit Symbol Logic function.

 

2.3 Connections

 

2.4 Graphics

 

2.5 Text, Attributes

Text Derivation

The Derive Text function for attaching a copy of a mouse-selectable text with all positioning attributes to the mouse-cursor for editing and placement has been added to the right mouse button context menu for texts. This feature can be used for, e.g., placing copies of already positioned/rotated texts on symbol macros.

Attribute Display

The Unset Attributes parameter with the fade out mode for suppressing the display of attribute name texts for unset attributes has been added to the View / Settings dialog.

 

3 Packager

 

4 Layout Editor

 

4.1 General

 

4.2 Display, Design Rule Check

 

4.3 Parts, Placement

Part Report

The layout element data report which can be called by pressing the 1 key has been extended to include part coordinates and rotation angles in the part lists on layout level.

The warnings for parts with part package deviations from the net list are now displayed beside the part side information rather than as a replacement for the part side information.

 

4.4 Traces, Routing

Bus/Pair Trace Data Manipulation

The property dialog of the p key for busses and paired traces has been modified to support the modification of parameters such as the number of parallel traces, traces distance and corner rounding mode.

Via Placement

The Traces / Via Functions / Create Trace Shield functions sometimes returned incomplete via placements at the inside of areas and closed polygons. This problem has been fixed.

Via Macro Selection

The VIAMACPATT_GED parameter for setting a padstack name pattern to be used on default for filtering padstack selection lists for the placement and definition of vias has been added to bae.ini. The default setting for the VIAMACPATT_GED parameter is * for including all library file padstacks in the padstack selection lists.

Corner Manipulation

The c key functions for rounding trace corners can now be applied to trace bundle anchor lines.

 

4.5 Graphic, Copper Areas

 

4.6 Text, Drill

Text Derivation

The Derive Text function for attaching a copy of a mouse-selectable text with all positioning attributes to the mouse-cursor for editing and placement has been added to the right mouse button context menu for texts. This feature can be used for, e.g., placing copies of already positioned/rotated and layer-assigned texts on part macros.

Attribute Display

The Unset Attributes parameter with the fade out mode for suppressing the display of attribute name texts for unset attributes has been added to the View / Settings dialog.

 

5 Autorouter

 

6 CAM Processor

 

7 CAM View

 

7.1 General

 

7.2 Data Import

Batch Data Import

The File / Batch / Load function has been modified to support batches with file names including variables which were queried with the Set Variable batch step.

 

8 Utilities

 

9 Bartels User Language

 

9.1 General

This section describes general changes to the User Language specification. See Bartels User Language Programmer's Guide - Chapter 2 for a detailed description of the User Language specification.

 

9.2 System Functions

This section lists new and changed User Language system functions. See Bartels User Language Programmer's Guide - Appendix C for a detailed description of all system functions.

 

9.3 BAE User Language Programs

BAE installs more than 220 pre-compiled User Language programs to the ulcprog.vdb file of the BAE programs directory. Additionally, the User Language source files (more than 10 Mbytes; some 330,000 lines) are installed to a special directory (baeulc). See Bartels User Language Programmer's Guide - Chapter 4 for a complete listing and short descriptions of the BAE User Language programs.

User Language Include Files

The User Language include files have been revised and extended by a series of new definitions and functions.

Changed User Language Programs

The User Language programs already delivered with the previous BAE Version have been revised and extended by many new features and functions.

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