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Ultiboard Help

Edition Date: February 2017

Part Number: 372065N-01

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The following table describes the commands found in the Tools menu.

Board wizard
Assists you in creating a board outline.
Part wizard
Assists you in creating a part and adds it directly to the user database.
Database»Database manager
Manages the parts database.
Database»Add selection to database
Places the selected part in the database.
Database»Set database password
Sets a password for access to database functions that make any changes to a database.
Complete the following steps to set a password for a database:
  1. Select Tools»Database»Set Database Password.
  2. Select the desired database from the Database drop-down list.
  3. Enter the new password in the Password field and re-enter it in the Confirmation field.
  4. Click OK to save the password.
Database»Merge database
Converts existing part databases to Ultiboard 14 format.
Database»Convert database
Updates your old User and Corporate databases to Ultiboard 14 format.
PCB transmission line calculator
Calculates parameters for typical printed circuit board trace geometries.
PCB differential impedance calculator
Performs calculations for two traces that carry signals that are exactly equal and opposite (a differential pair).
Netlist editor
Removes or add nets and pads.
Group editor
Sets up and edits various group types.
Quick layer loggle
Toggles between the last copper layer or to the opposite copper layer if the last layer was not copper.
Renumber parts
Renumbers parts in preparation for production.
Equi-space traces
Equally spaces selected traces.
Replace part
Substitutes a part from the database for the current selected part.
Update shapes
Updates the footprint information for all parts in the active design.
Capture screen area
Takes a screen capture of a selected area.
View 3D
Displays the design in 3D mode.
Show/hide part height
Shows or hides the height of selected objects in 3D mode.
This is only available when viewing the design in the 3D mode.


Related Information

Working with the Board Outline

Using the Part Wizard to Create a Part

Managing the Database

Adding Parts to the Database

Merging Databases

Converting Databases

PCB Transmission Line Calculator

PCB Differential Impedance Calculator

Using the Netlist Editor

Working with the Group Editor

Spacing Traces Equally

Renumbering Parts

Replacing Parts

Capturing Screen Area

Viewing the Board in 3D

Manipulating the 3D View


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