Moves Vias CR-8000 in Design Force

Tech-Tip: Enhancement of the Operation That Moves Vias (Activ-45 Move)


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 use to take a lot of time to move traces and vias to move a via 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:

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Jeff Perry
Jeff Perry
Applications Engineer
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.