DipTrace 3.1 PCB CAD - Length matching and layer stackup May 29, 2017. Novarm Limited announced the release of DipTrace 3.1, a long-awaited new version featuring: - Length matching rules for buses and high-speed nets; - Meander placement tool for nets and differential pairs; - Layer stackup table; - Direct Altium and Eagle import; - Significantly expanded component and 3D model libraries, new hotkeys, and UI improvements. DipTrace 3.1 is an important milestone for entire DipTrace community. Version 3.1 dramatically expands the designer's capabilities with comprehensive support of high-speed nets, buses, and differential pairs. The real-time length comparison table, length-matching rules for the DRC, and meander placement tool helps to make sure that all critical high-frequency signals or buses are properly functioning. Layer Stackup table gives a comprehensive control over conductive and dielectric layers of the circuit board and ensures reliable communication between the PCB designer and CAM engineer. The DRC now considers a layer stack and bonding wires inside electronic component's package when calculating the length of tracks and phase of a differential pair. We have also improved the Phase Tune tool and introduced the Align objects feature, permanent net highlight option, and allowed for changing the measurement units with hotkeys anywhere in the software. Our librarians have prepared 10,000+ new components and around 1,700 new 3D models. Switching to DipTrace has never been easier with customizable shortcuts and importing capabilities which allow the user to bring his designs, libraries, and even habits directly from major ECAD tools. Version 3.1 is a smart tool aimed at small and medium businesses, incorporating the series of advanced capabilities with a simple, user-friendly interface. DipTrace 3.1 is the culmination of collaborative relationships with many PCB designers worldwide, in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Novarm for 14 years demonstrates a commitment to serving professional electronic engineers, students, and hobbyists with necessary resources for quality PCB design. DipTrace is bundled with four modules, Schematic, PCB Layout, Pattern Editor, and Component Editor. DipTrace key features: - Easy-to-learn user interface; - Multi-sheet and multi-level hierarchy; - Comfortable manual routing; - High-speed and Differential signaling; - Multiple verifications with real-time DRC; - Wide Import/Export capabilities; - Multiple manufacturing outputs; - Real-time 3D preview with STEP export. DipTrace 3.1 runs on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 and 64-bit platforms), MacOS, and Linux. Download a full-featured trial or free version at www.diptrace.com. Special discounts for existing customers and non-profit/academic users.