CS 1.4 has been released - Now easier than ever to migrate from Eagle™

March 24, 2017 Colby Siemer

Of particular note in this release, is the addition of Classes. Within the schematic, Net Classes can be generated using the new Net Class directive and Component Classes are automatically generated for each Schematic Sheet within the hierarchy. Within PCB a new Classes dialog is available on the Home tab in the Design Rules section, and this can be used to create Pad, Polygon, Component, Layer, and Net Classes.

 

CircuitStudio is the world’s easiest to use PCB Design Tool, with the 1.4 release now making it easier than ever to transition your historical Eagle™ data into a modern tool, with the peace of mind that you will have continued access to your design files today, tomorrow, and into the future.

 

Of particular note in this release, is the addition of Classes.  

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Within the Schematic editor, Net Classes can be generated using the new Net Class directive and Component Classes are automatically generated for each Schematic Sheet within the hierarchy.  

 

 

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Within the PCB editor a new Classes dialog is available on the Home tab in the Design Rules section, and this can be used to create Pad, Polygon, Component, Layer, and Net Classes.

 

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Design rules in PCB have been improved to allow the use of Net, Component, Pad, and Polygon classes in rule definitions.

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In addition to the above, the transition from Eagle™ to CircuitStudio is now easier and better than ever, with more than 20 enhancements made specifically to ease this migration, including the ability to directly open Eagle™  design files, and the ability to add Eagle™  libraries directly to the Libraries panel. Make sure to check out What’s New and the Release Notes.

 

If you are already a CircuitStudio user, these improvements will help to increase your efficiency and allow better control over your design flow. If you are considering CircuitStudio now is the perfect time to make the move as we are currently running a special promotion for Eagle™ users, so come check it out and take advantage of this amazing offer while it lasts! 

 

Updating To CircuitStudio 1.4

1. Select View >> Start to open the Home page

2. Select Licenses from the My Account pull-down menu and sign in if not already.

3. Select Extensions and Updates from the My Account pull-down menu.

4. From the Extensions & Updates page, click the Updates tab

5. Click the CircuitStudio 1.4.0 (Build 84) update link to start the update process.

6. Restart CircuitStudio (restart notification window will pop up)

Alternatively, do a fresh install with http://www.circuitstudio.com/download

 

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Colby Siemer

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