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)
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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