AutoTRAX DEX - Powerful PCB design made easy
DEX is the industry’s only unified electronic design software which gives you an unmatched ability to design, simulate and build current and future generation of electronic products.
This is in sharp contrast to the previous generation of software such as Diptrace, Eagle, MultiSim, Orcad, DesignSparks and Proteus which have separate data files for schematics and PCBs - even different applications with different user interfaces.
DEX gives you all this...
AutoTRAX ensures that your design remains correct throughout with no ‘dangling wires’ or pcb design rule violations. You can also create your own parts either in-place on your design sheets or using the integrated Part Creator. Again, design integrity is maintained throughout using AutoTRAX’s design rule checker.
When you are satisfied with your design and simulation results, you can then quickly proceed to produce your finished and populated PCB board without leaving the AutoTRAX program. The AutoTRAX PCB Designer will take your hierarchical design and place the components, with or without your assistance. Next AutoTRAX can either autoroute your board or you can use a combination of automatic and manual routing to quickly and reliably complete all electrical wiring. The design of AutoTRAX’s internal data ensures you maintain full electrical integrity with your schematic design.
Now that you have your design finished and routed you can easily produce all Computer Aided Manufacturing files you will need to produce the board, drill the holes, cut its profile, order parts using the Bill Of Materials, and place your parts using the pick and place files. These files can be placed together and forwarded to your favorite board manufacturers, electronically via email.
The Brutal Truth
Have Gerber, Will Travel!
Unlike other programs, DEX is not locked to a PCB manufacturer where if you use their program you must use their services to produce your boards, and pay the price they demand!
With DEX Gerber files you can shop around to get the best price and service for your PCBs.
Be in control!
No Annoying Ads!
DEX does not force annoying advertisments on you for PCB manufacturers or component suppliers.
What a relief!
Have XML, Will Travel!
Again, unlike other programs, DEX does not lock you in to using DEX now and forever. The design file is totally self contained and is in the industry standard XML file format. This is human readable and you can easily write your own programs to use the data in your design.
This is in sharp contrast to programs like Diptrace, Altium, MultiSim, Orcad, DesignSparks and Proteus which have their own secret file format. This locks you into using their program now and forever.
If the company goes under then so could your archive of designs.
Just One Price, Not a Price Trap!
Unlike other EDA programs, DEX has just one simple to understand price for commercial use. Non-commercial use is totally free with no limits except it must be used for non-commercial use. DEX does not use 'Trojan Horse' strategies to fool you into using their software by giving you 'free' software, only for you to be trapped into paying for a more expensive version. Simply put, non-commercial use is totally free, commercial use is not. If you are making $$$ out of your design then it is only fair that you pay an equally fair single price.
Now that's a refreshing change!