Tech-Tip: Enhancement of the Operation that Moves a Via (Activ-45 Move)

Menu

A function that pushes tracks away and avoids obstacles when a via is moved has been added. This is a great advantage for the designer when routing. What used to take a lot of time to move a via and traces to a new location has been greatly enhanced using the “Activ-45 Router”.

Move a via while surrounding routing patterns are pushed away. If the track pushed away is an obstacle, it is circumvented.

On the ribbon, click [Home] – [Track] – [Move Track] to start the Move Track command.

On the command dialog, set [Activ-45 Move] to [ON].

Select the target object.

On the canvas, move the cursor in the direction of movement.

Specify a destination on the canvas.
The routing pattern is moved while the connection is kept.

The target objects are as follows:

  • Padstacks (excluding in-component and edited padstacks)

Assist menu

The following assist menu items can be selected by right-clicking the mouse:

The following video will show a quick demonstration of this:

Read more of our CR-8000 Tech-Tips here!

Learn more about Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Force!

Jeff Perry
Jeff Perry
Applications Engineer at Zuken USA.
Jeff Perry is a Customer Support Applications Engineer. He focuses on customer support for CR-5000/CR-8000 Tool Suites. Jeff provides instruction on Zuken tools at customer sites or via the web. He also puts together Application Notes, Tool Tips and Tech Tips which help improve customer productivity. He enjoys golf and spending time with his grandson.