- 4.50 released 5/1/2016
Major update: Yes
(ADMIN) Major release, requested new license file,
(PCB+SCH) External storage format is changed. PCB jobs, schematics designs, symbols, part-references, part-numbers saved in this version are not backward compatible with earlier versions of CADint PCB,
(PCB) IDF export: added component property 3Dexclude,
(PCB) IDF export Component property HEIGHT=height in mm (example HEIGHT=2.0 defines height of symbol when primitives on Layer Package TOP are not defined,
(PCB) IDF 3.0 export: added property 3Doffset=xxx in mm,
(PCB) IPC-356a export Board MINBOARD is used now as coordinate’s origin,
(PCB) PADS report export. Board MINBOARD is used now as coordinate’s origin,
(SCH) On the fly optimize of Wire/Bus, removing collinear vertex and joining of vertexes,
(ALL) List of objects are sorted as not case sensitive,
(PCB) IPC_356A netlist export: corrected pads sizes,
(ALL) Now CADint supports 4GB of memory when running on 64 bits windows OS,
(PCB) 3D view 3Doffset works better with PCB modules,
(PCB+SCH) Highlight with color,
(PCB+SCH) Toggle Highlight,
(SCH) Find Component, Port: Added scan of entire design (list of all unique names),
(SCH) In Component Properties Report added option: Force output to Job Folder,
(PCB) In Component Properties Report added option: Force output to Job Folder,
(PCB) Symbol Editor: Copper Clearance Check,
(SCH) Import Altium SchDoc files Binary/ASCII,
(PCB+SCH) True Type Font is replaced by “System” font when True DrwType “Text is Center Line”. This gives faster redraw time,
(PCB) PADS ASCII import adjusted,
(PCB+SCH) Increased performance of Undo support (up to 4 times), Undo causes “delay” after execution of commands,
(PCB) Implemented option “Force True Type Fonts” for System fonts in "Define Drawing Mode Fill Area & Text" (same as in Schematics), used for Fast System fonts in Editor and possibility to “force” True Type Fonts for plotting documentation,
(PCB) Compare graphically two PCBs A and B layer by layer. Results: Pixel Color Green=Difference on PCB A, Red=Difference on PCB B, Yellow=A equal B,
(PCB+SCH) Added Edit->Object Notes..., that is multiline comment assigned to SCH/PCB Symbol and Design. Can be used as Version History, log Changes etc.,
(PCB+SCH) Added Object Notes as Docking Window,
(PCB+SCH) Font Faces Names sorted lexically,
(PCB) Added Annotate text @HOLE_RANGE,
(PCB) Added new manufacturing layers: User Mask4-8, Kapton Tape, Stiffener, PI CoverLay of Top/Bottom class and Manufacturing Description5-8,
(SCH) Component property “autoPARTREF” forces to build “auto” PartRefence for this component before Forward Annotate to PCB, engine uses component (symbol when inherited) properties: “autoPCBSYMBOL” and pin property “PINOUT” from symbol or “XX” from component pin to build Part Reference, if “PINOUT” is not defined Pin/Entry Name is used as “PINOUT”,
(SCH) Added command "Build Auto PartReferences...“ to ”force/update" process of building “autoPARTREF” from properties before Forward Annotate occurs.
April 6, 2014 CADint launches 4.40
(ADMIN) Major release, requested new license file,
(GUI) Mouse Wheel. Scale around cursor position. Changed from: first pan to center and scale later,
(GUI) Zoom In/Out .Scale around cursor position,
(PCB) XML Import/Export of whole PCB Design,
(SCH) XML Import/Export of whole Schematic Design,
(PCB+SCH) Library Class Managers: added Move Up Move Down commands. In
case of multiple symbols this command can help to control
order of search path,
(PCB) Manual Routing. Added extended info. when selecting multiple objects,
(PCB+SCH) Save and Load of Designs is preserving now case of file name,
(PCB) Clearance Check. You can add to class list class SomeClass
_outside. Rules from this class will apply to all other object "outside"of class "SomeClass" and eventually outside inter-class,(PCB) Component property "HEIGHT" (example: HEIGHT=2.0) will force
extrude of symbol primitives with not defined primitive extrude ( = 0 ),
(PCB-LIB) Added VIA Wizard. It is simplified version of Pad Wizard,
which can be used to fast define simple via by outerSize, innerSize,
drillSize and openSolder Mask properties,
(PCB) Added new Guide Unconnected TOP, BOTTOM and TOP-BOTTOM. They workwith SMD components and indicate on which side to connect traces,
(PCB) New Tools->Polygons command "Convert to Polygons and Join to
Layer". This converts selected manufacturing objects on manufacture
layer to polygons and then joins them together as last moves them to
(PCB) New Tools->"Measure Area of Selected primitives on Layer"
Calculates area of selected manufacturing objects on manufacture layer.
- Summer 2013 CADint Update
Highlights of the release include:
(SCH+PCB) True Type fonts support for character set (national language),
For every existing True Size Font, 3 additional ones have been added
to the most common ones used.
Additional improvement: It use to be that
whenever you changed the font size using the FontObj & load keys you would
lose the pervious true size font used. V4.30 no longer does this.
(SCH+PCB) Single select mode (press "."dot) during select, option allows
selecting one object from list of selected object with preview instead as
"first" from list of selected,
VERY NICE FEATURE; When using ‘single select mode’ (move, query,)
If you hold down the ‘dot’ key at same time as you select your item there is a
NEW and quit useful window.
(PCB) Added "Duplicate Filled Area" command to PCB Editor, similar to Symbol
Editor, located under “Tools”
Allows you to copy any existing filled area to any other layer (same location)
and at the same time change the fill type. You no longer need to copy a
complex plane (filled area) outline, just use "Duplicate Filled Area" and move.
(PCB+SCH) Added support for "Underline" for True Type fonts
(PCB) Added Clearance check on layers AutoPlace TOP/BOTTOM, as courtyard use
combination of: Circle, Rectangle, Solid Circle, Solid Rectangle and Solid polygon
This is nice new addition
(PCB+SCH) Added multi query for Filled Areas & Filled Polygons primitives.
Common properties are: Layer, AddSize,
VERY NICE Feature; allows you to change fill type and size of existing filled
areas, with fewer key strokes.
(PCB+SCH) Library list view: added command "Refresh" in popup menu,
Any Lib that is open, where the parts are listed there is now a Refresh
Which is found under the RT. Button click.
(PCB+SCH) Live folder view: add "right click" to refresh selected folder,
Same as above
For those of you who like the layer information showing on the screen like some
other packages have.
Go to View and click on Objects/Primitive Manager
(ALL) Export and Import of entire CADint setup info as a single file:
Libraries, colors, workspaces etc.,
Have not found yet
(SCH+PCB) Updated import from PADS V2007,
Thanks and please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions, or
if there is anything else we can help you with.
The CADint Team
1470 S. Ash
Denver, CO 80222
January 24, 2013: CADint v. 4.30
(ADMIN) Major release, requested new license file,
(SCH+PCB) True Type
support for character set (national language),
(SCH+PCB) Single select mode (press "."(dot) during select), option allows selecting one object from list of selected object with preview instead as "first" from list of selected,
(PCB) Added "Duplicate Filled Area" command to PCB Editor, similar to Symbol Editor,
(PCB+SCH) Added support for "Underline" for True Type fonts,>br> (PCB) Added Clearance check on layers AutoPlace TOP/BOTTOM, as courtyard use combination of: Circle, Rectangle, Solid Circle, Solid Rectangle and Solid polygon primitives,
(PCB+SCH) Added multi query for Filled Areas & Filled Polygons primitives. Common properties are: Layer, AddSize,
(PCB+SCH) Library list view: added command "Refresh" in popup menu,
(PCB+SCH) Live folder view: add "right click" to refresh selected folder,
(ALL) Export and Import of entire CADint setup info as a single file: Libraries, colors, workspaces etc.,
from PADS V2007,
- August 15, 2011: CADint v. 18.104.22.168
Highlights of the great new changes in V 22.214.171.124
(GUI) System sorts names of pins, pads, objects and properties keys lexically.
(GUI) “Old” list-boxes are changed to follow windows functionality.
(PCB+SCH Symbol)New command attach/Detach primitives from pins/pads.
(PCB Symbol) Pad wizard to create SMD/Through Pads with different shapes.
(PCB Symbol) Measure Length of selected Lines & Arcs.
(SCH Symbol) Pin wizard to create pins with shapes (Open Emitter, Open Output etc.)
(SCH Symbol PinBus wizard to create bus pins with direction shapes (Left, Right and bidirectional).
(PCB+SCH) New command Edit Component URL assigns URL with component.
(PCB+SCH) New command Goto Component URL immediately opens URL attached to component.
(PCB) Supported export of IPC-D356A net-list.
(PCB) Added attributes to Layer StackUp editor :
StackUp is Factory Default – if True Allows PCB manufacturer to use suitable layer build for factory if False define layer build as requested, mostly used for HF impedance strips,
Solder Mask Color,
Solder Mask Type,
Plugged Vias Type and request,
General requirements (UL, Flammability Code etc.)
(PCB) Implemented export/import of Layer StackUp as XML files.
(PCB) New PCB design properties supporting Layer StackUp text variables :
@LSUP_PARAM – displays all StackUp properties and graphically presents layers,
@LSUP_PARAM.1 – displays Value of Layer StackUp attribute: Surface Finish,
@LSUP_PARAM.2 – displays Value of Layer StackUp attribute: Solder Mask Color,
@LSUP_PARAM.3 – displays Value of Layer StackUp attribute: Solder Mask Type,
@LSUP_PARAM.4 – displays Value of Layer StackUp attribute: Notation Color,
@LSUP_PARAM.5 – displays Value of Layer StackUp attribute: Laminate Type,
@LSUP_PARAM.6 – displays Value of Layer StackUp attribute: Plugged Vias Type and request,
@LSUP_PARAM.7 – displays Value of Layer StackUp attribute: General requirements (UL, Flammability Code etc.)
(PCB) New PCB design properties supporting Drill Template text variables :
@HOLES TABLE – displays variable size drill template table with columns: Code, Diameter, Qty and Type.
(PCB) Added new future in Easy Gerber & Drill: Disable Gerber Polygons. Fill with wide lines. Engine issues warning if zero-with outline polygons exist and on which layer. Such polygons will be scanned with 1mil lines and that is not recommended and can be used only if PCB manufacturer has problem with Gerber polygons G36/G37. Generally if all polygons are defined with reasonable outline with >0.1mm gerber files can be smaller in size
(PCB) Added new output file in Easy Gerber & Drill: Drill Template which combines Layer StackUp description, Drill Template Drawing
and Drill Template Table.
(PCB) Added new output file in Easy Gerber & Drill: Layrer StackUp XML definition for future use.
(PCB) Added into log file in Easy Gerber & Drill description of Layer StackUp properties.
(PCB) Removed output file from Easy Gerber & Drill: Drill Template Drawing for every hole type *.TMP.
(PCB) Automatic Board Dimensions can be now included in plotting.
(PCB) New command “PartReferences Add Component Properties” scans all components and updates user(0) properties inside attached Part References. This approach is not recommend and was implemented on reques of some customers.
(PCB) Add PCB design property POUR_DISABLE_ERRORS to disable errors generated from pour engine.
(PCB) Add PCB design property “disableClrNets” to disable clearance check of traces/vias associated with Nets.
(PCB) Add PCB design property “panToSelection” to force pan on PCB component in command Find Move Component by Schema.
(PCB) In Clearance check engine dialog box added options :
Check inside Components,
View clearance errors in 3D.
(PCB) Impedance calculator calculates as well Differential impedance.
(PCB) In Panel Editor is added support for Venting, Filling panel with some shapes (circle, square, etc.) to improve copper balance.
- March 15, 2011: CADint v. 126.96.36.199
Highlights of the great new changes in V 188.8.131.52
(ADMIN) This version is a new release. Release date is September 2010. Impact on customers: requested new passwords for Schema and PCB options. Free update for customers with valid maintenance agreements.
(PCB+SCH) New external storage format. PCB jobs, schematics designs, symbols, part-references, part-numbers saved in this version are not backward compatible with previous versions of CADint PCB.
(SCH) Multiple PCBs can be defined on the same Schematic Page. TOPPCBVIEW property is replaced by inPCB property.
(SCH) KeepIn polygon on object layer “KeepIn PCB” defines area and name of PCB where components placed inside the polygon’s outline belong, the name of PCB can be changed by the command “Edit->Keepin/Out Edit Rules. Additionally property “inPCB=pcbname” placed in component body defines PCB for single component, same property placed in Page object defines that ALL hierarchy levels below, belong to defined PCB (same functionality as old TOPPCBVIEW). PCB definitions can be “embedded”, property “inPCB” is “valid” as far it can be inherited from “parent” level.
(SCH) Forward annotate generates now only ONE netlist file for ALL defined PCBs. Format and extension (now *.SLFTt) of schematic netlist are changed.
(PCB) Load Schematic NetList command loads now *.SFLT files, PCB editor asks which PCB node must be extracted
(PCB) Backward Annotate to Schematic. Extension of netlist is changed to *.LFLT. One has to generate separate pcb-netlists for every PCB.
(SCH) Update PCB Properties. Command loads pcb-netlist *.LFLT for each PCB defined in Schematic. System ask for pcb-netlist file and updates the corresponding components.
(SCH-PCB) Improved cross-probing. Move and Query commands highlight and pan components without bringing mirrored design editor to front of other windows.
Libraries) Increased length of objects names. CADint’s LIB type Library created in this version supports now up-to 127 characters. (SCH-PCB) Designators, Property Values and primitive character length are significantly increased.
- September 20, 2010: Version 184.108.40.206
(GUI) Corrected "move" text of entry in symbol editor.
2010-09-24 Version 220.127.116.11
(GUI)Origin and reference markers color adjusted to background color.
Besides the normal description of changes below:
(PCB+SCH) New external storage format. PCB jobs, schematics designs, symbols saved in this version are not backward compatible with earlier versions of CADint PCB.
(GUI) Re-implemented emulation of mouse middle button by key combination.OK
(GUI) Corrected functionality of mouse Wheel for double monitor system on secondary monitor.OK
(PCB) Changes in Block Import Gerber/Excellon. Now is possible to select for import multiple files, whole folder and/or *.ZIP archives.Very nice new feature, making GBR in faster and easier.
(GUI) Added vertical resize for many user interface objects. Example resize of Schematic and PCB pre-view windows in Part Reference editor. Very nice, now SCH and or PCB symbol windows can be different sizes.
(PCB) Added layers for Rigid-Flex design. Layer Board Rigid Outline defined Rigid part of PCB, layers Board Flex Outline and Board Flex Outline Cut define flex transition of PCB. This feature makes stiffeners and rigid areas of a mixed design faster and easier.
We will increase support for Rigid/Flex mixed design in next versions. That will include support for ground-plane and clearance engines. OK
(PCB+SCH) “Auto” placement of PCB and Schematics windows after opening mirror design is now removed and system asks you for option. Very nice, (Tile yes/no) now the SCH and PCB can be placed on either side of a split screen or placed on either monitor and stay there, very good.
(PCB) Added clearance check for Soldering Masks layers. Very nice makes it possible to always eliminates possible shorts caused by masks too close.
(PCB) Added new component property “disableSilkScreen” (value of property can be undefined). When property exists engine disables generation of SilkScreen Top/Botttom layers for this component for manufacture (Easy Gerber, 3D-View and panel support). OK
(PCB) Added additional Silk screen layers SilkScreen TopExtra and SilkScreen BottomExtra. “Extra” layers are merged for manufacturing into original SilkScreen Top/Bottom. OK
(PCB) In panel editor you can save and load Break Tabs in XML format. Very good
(PCB) Added support for “Frames” in panel editor, you can define frame elements like Fiducials, tooling holes, text by relative references to panel edges. (PCB) Improved support for V-Cut and routing interaction in panel editor. BEST NEW feature, now penalization can be completely done to both fab/assy requirements.
(PCB) Panel Editor. Added “Query” of Tabs and frame objects. OK
- January 26, 2010:
(ADMIN) Library managers extend "locking" of objects. It is not possible to change contents of library object, when opened for edit.
(ADMIN) Library managers perform "validation" of objects names for invalid characters and allowed length supported by underling system, (ADMIN) Library manager "Folder" library is coding names of locked files to allow of use characters invalid for "plain" underlying windows file system.
(PARTNUMBER) Alternative PCB override symbol can be resolved and searched by defined in Part Reference list of allowed PCB symbols,
(PARTREF)New part reference tool allows mapping of schematics group(s) to PCB symbol by unique names of schematics pins. This "one" to "one" mapping of pins (from all groups) to PCB pads.
(SCH+PCB) Engine generates "template" schematics and PCB symbols when search/resolve routine can't find requested object. That simplifies data flow between Schematics and PCB designers. Such "undefined template" symbol can be defined later in the process and is not slowing down current design.
(PCB+SCH)AutoCAD DXF import has corrected MTEXT support for direction axes some times used instead of "plain" rotation angle,
The PCB changes are the most exciting
(PCB+SCH) "PreView" text in preview windows for Schematics and PCB can be toggled on/off by middle mouse button click
The following features make doing actual PCB design work 50 times faster. Why ? Because most if not ALL of the interactive router features can now be used in the normal route mode, AND the same tool bar is now in interactive router. What is the advantage?
(PCB)Interactive router is now implemented as a View of PCB design, where conversion of data structures applies when necessary on the flow.
(PCB)Interactive router supports now Auto-Backup functionality.
(PCB)Interactive router commands are "decorated" with "IRoute-xxx" prefix, IRoute-Trace, IRoute-Move etc. When you use them in Interactive Router Design Mode, engine works faster because not any data conversion is performed.
Any where you see "IRoute-" on front of any action (route, move, add via, etc.) this feature is useable in normal routing mode. You can created a new hot button on the tool bar for each one. Don't forget to program "enable push/shove."
Examples of the new features:
- When you have an air gap error and the arrow is pointing to the area, when you go to interactive router the arrows go away, making it take longer to make the corrections as you need to go back and forth. NOW you can make ALL the corrections in the normal route mode using ALL interactive router features.
- How often have you needed to re-design an existing PCB board and needed to go back and forth between route and interactive router? The problem use to be that you could not ADD traces in the interactive router mode, you could however re-route an existing route to a new shape.
- Well now you can add a new trace in interactive router, BUT EVEN better you can do ALL of your work in the normal route mode, because ALL interactive router features are now in normal route mode including re-route an existing route to a new shape.
- NEW "Measure Clearance" (under tools) is a great new feature
- How often have you needed to know the distance between traces and/or pads and/or traces to pads well the. Being able to design or re-design, correct errors and take measurements then corrective action ALL in the normal PCB Design mode really does make doing work faster.
- When you leave interactive router be very careful as how you go back, Always go back to "Tool" to return to the normal PCBDesign.(ADMIN) This update is a new revision.
- December 01, 2008: 4.00 to be Released Soon.
Free update for all customers with a valid maintenance agreement.
(PCB+SCH) New external storage format. PCB jobs, schematic designs, symbols are not backward compatible with earlier versions of CADintPCB.
(ADMIN) New UI layout based on Outlook. PCB jobs, schematics designs and other design elements are organized in libraries, contents list and pre-view panel.
(ADMIN) User-Configuration login replaced by a visible WorkSpace tree, which you can expand down. WorkSpace "remembers" only set of libraries and current folder assignments. All other setup information is global to workstation.
(ADMIN) You can open as many windows you wish in CADint PCB for PCB, Schematics and other editors, so CADint PCB is limited to one instance of program per workstation.
(PCB+SCH) You can open *.scl/*.scl files from explorer by dropping them on main CADint PCB window.
(PCB+SCH) Open PCB and Schematic "expose" local library to symbol manager, so you can copy/paste and edit local libraries.
(PCB+SCH) Text/Annotate Text primitive supports now True Type fonts.
(SCH) New image primitive. You can display, move, stretch and copy any image in format recognized by Windows OLE image library.
(PCB) Board Outline. New "Cut" layer.
(PCB) Board Outline. Can be constructed of set of closed figures from "Outline Build" and "Outline Cut Build" layers.
(PCB) Board component is now an "internal" object of PCB. Board component can be only edited, replaced or referenced (for contact points) by user.
(PCB) Many commands check if board is legal - > Board MUST contain one piece of material with cut-outs.
- July 6, 2006 CADint releases v. 3.80
(ADMIN) This version is a new release. Release date is July 2006. Impact on customers: requested new passwords for Schema and PCB options. Free update for customers who purchased CADINT PCB April 2006 and later, free update for all customers with valid maintenance agreement.
(PCB+SCH) New external storage format. PCB jobs, schematics designs, symbols are not backward compatible with earlier versions of CADint PCB.
(PCB) Symbol Text Entry Name.
(PCB) Gerber driver. Disable polygons option is using Fill line width to build up polygon as scan lines. For polygons where OutlineWidth < defined Fill line Width. Polygons outlines are adjusted for new polygon outline.
(PCB) Pour Engine. Corrected blind pad support for components placed on bottom side.
(PCB) Spiral. Added Length in prompt. Spiral placed on copper layers is converted to trace in new temporary net.
(PCB) Spiral. Added build as pair. Selectable directions CCW/CW.
(PCB) Added VCut layer. Exported as Gerber Extended. Place primitive WIDE LINE, line width is used only for presentation on screen, not physical assignment. Line is adjusted to orthogonal for Create, Stretch. Move, Copy.
(PCB) Component. Added attribute FIXED for Move/Stretch/Delete. Property FIXED converted.
(PCB) Component. Removed attribute MIRROR. It is no way to mirror PCB component.
(PCB) Stretch/Move/Copy added option FLIP. Flip changes layer of selected primitives to mirrored in Layer StackUp. Example Copper Top <-> Copper Bottom. When PCB component is involved Flip forces Mirror and vice versa and PCB component flips between Component Top <-> Component Bottom.
(PCB) Added new manufacturing layer PeelOffMask Top/Bottom.
(PCB) Added new manufacturing layer CarbonPaste Top/Bottom.
(PCB) Board component created initially with attribute FIXED = TRUE;
(PCB) Interactive Router. Routed net displays Pad/Via nodes as yellow bounding boxes.
(PCB) PADS ASCII import. Added support for version POWER-V2005. Added support for pour polygons and ground planes.
(SCH) PADS ASCII import. Added support for version V2005.0.
(PCB) Route Bundle of nets.
(PCB) Polygon Tools, Add Size, Join etc.
(PCB) View of selected PCB nets. Unique color assigned to traces, vias, pads for each net. Length of all traces calculated.
(PCB) Trace Strip plot for Gerber driver with disabled polygons corrected.
(PCB) Specctra Router. Support for Blind,buried vias. List of vias to use during routing.
(PCB) Specctra Router. AutoPlace TOP/BOTTOM exported as Images outlines. Related to placement of components.
(PCB) Create Via. Possibility to place Via in the pad with trace segment connection on top or bottom layer.
(PCB) Route trace. Length of trace presentation and remove of collinear points and zero length segments.
(SCH) Import of CadStart CSA ASCII schematic.
(SCH) Import of Mentor Expedition Design Capture ASCII files.
(PCB) Report of used vias in design.
(PCB) Detection of signals loops across Layer StackUp in PCB design.
(PCB) EE Designer Import. Extra layer re-map from MLAYER into Paste, option used by older EE Designer versions.
(PCB) Import of Mentor Expedition PCB ASCII files.
(PCB) Easy Gerber & Drill. Added option to redirect outputs to Job folder.
- April 15, 2005 CADint releases v. 3.70
Import of OrCAD EDIF ASCII files,
PCB 3D Viewer supports:
material color property, new export formats to mechanical 3D packages, rotated cylinder primitive StackUp layers handling improved and more…
- December 10, 2004
New Autorouter available!
Call or e-mail for more details
- December 10, 2004
NOW available, new options. CADint PCB is now available by the layer (ask about our Ala Carte options, designed to fit any budget). Please call us or e-mail for details. While you are at it, ask us about version 3.60.1.
- November 12, 2004
CADint is actively looking for distributors in several regional areas.
Most of EE Designer's former distributors have become very active again, and we are excited about their performance, but there are several areas available in the US and Canada, and we feel that we have a lot to offer people that are interested in helping us follow up with all of our leads. Although our staff has grown considerably, we would like to reward anyone who is interested in expanding our user base. Please contact your regional representative for more information and an application. Successful representative profiles include service bureaus, CAD dealerships, and especially companies that are dissatisfied with the companies they currently represent--reads in almost every other CAD program, and if we don't read yours in currently, give us a week or two, we can have an interface within days as our interface group has many years of experience. We care about our partners and offer flexible terms and agreements to suit your needs.