Schematic design revisited

Back in September as I began thinking about connectCAD 2015  I was fairly sure that we had schematic design wrapped up and it was time to move on. So I began a quick review of user comments to tie up any loose ends.

Well it’s amazing where following a loose end can take you!

The new connectCAD is all about schematic design. From seemingly simple changes to the look of connector panel devices all the way through to new cable numbering systems, it’s a major lift of the entire application.

Let’s see what’s inside.

Ho hum! Even more smart objects – all the fundamental components like devices, sockets and circuits. That makes them even easier to use and edit – just select it and edit the properties that appear in the Object Info Palette. Select several and you can edit them all at once. Quite a move…

And you can still configure connectCAD to way you want it to look and work, add your own parameter fields and make your own socket and device graphics.  Smart objects for everything let’s show you use graphics for inputs, outputs and bi-directional ports giving you an instant visual picture of signal flow. Cool !!!

No more searching for tool setting. Central settings management gives you a clear picture of your drawing setup and let you make your adjustments in one place. Much better !

A whole new concept in cable numbering and panel labeling! A new framework that let’s you set things up the way you want them, simply and effectively. That’s the stuff !!!

But my favourite is Connect Next… it’s almost like it reads your mind and does the next connection you were about to think of. And we’re not done yet – there’s even more intelligent guesswork that will go into this command.

Well all that was fun. It took up most of the winter so far but its out now.


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