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LochMaster 3.0 is a developers tool for strip board projects. It has useful functions for designing, documenting and testing a board. Therefore you will find features like auto-generation of components lists, a connection test, an editable library with a large number of  symbols and components, and many more.
In the new version we have made the software more realistic. The new extended library looks almost like real components. Another great feature is the integrated board-editor. You can now create your own boards, if your desired board is not already defined.

Of course the new version 3.0 is fully compatible to all previous versions. You can load and edit all older projects with this new version.

LochMaster displays views of both sides of the board and both sides are editable. You can choose from several board types with different layouts and grids. All required functions, like wiring, splitting tracks, soldering, placing components, etc. are included and very realistic. The well-sorted and extendable library contains lots of material, that can be placed on the board: Electric and electronic components, mechanical elements, symbols and labels. LochMaster can create components lists and order lists from the component data.  Very useful: A connection test displays connected areas of the board, and also unused areas are searchable. Last but not least a project can contain several boards and lots of print options are selectable.

The X-ray-function lets the components on the other side of the board shine through, just like you would back-light the board. This helps you to recognize signal paths and the mechanical construction of your board.

The component library
The integrated component-library includes beside the standard-components like resistors, diodes, capacitors, etc., a lot of mechanical elements like screws, nuts and spacer.

Because of the very realistic representation of the components, the display looks almost like a real board. This is not only a good looking feature, it helps you to keep the clearness.

Of course you can edit and create your own components and symbols. You can extend the library as you like.

The new object-assistant helps you to create standard-components or often needed contours very easily.

Boards
LochMaster has already a lot of standard-boards defined. If your desired board is not defined, you can create your own boards with the integrated board-editor. This enables you to work with almost every board you can get..

Components list
A structured components-list can be generated from the component data. Component data like identifiers and values are processed automatically, while the board is being edited. The components list is editable, so you can add order information or whatever to the list. This feature is available for predefined components as well as for user-defined components.

You can also create an order-list instead of a components-list. In the order-list all equal components will be grouped automatically.

Testing
A special feature of LochMaster is the test-mode. This mode is helpful to follow the signals flow and find wanted or unwanted connections. Click to one point of the circuit, and the program will find all areas of the board that are connected directly to that point. Wires, connections, and pins will be considered. Connected areas will be marked.


Backside
Anytime you want, you are able to turn the board and edit the backside. Here you can also place components or wires. Especially if you edit the backside, the X-ray function helps you to see the components on the other side shine through.
The new function “Right through” turns the board without mirroring, so that you don´t have to think “mirrored”.

Printing
Several options are available to print different views of the board. You can print a component mounting plan as well as a mirrored construction aid that shows the position of track splits. A preview shows the result in advance, and allows you easily to change the position of the printout or to activate the necessary print options.

System Requirements

  • Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
  • CD-ROM drive

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What's new?

A quick overview for all users that have already been working with an previous LochMaster version...

... compared with version 1.0

  • Comfortable 32-bit version with long filenames
  • Several boards combined to one project stored in a single file
  • “X-ray” view makes components shine through from the opposite board side
  • Undo function
  • Unused areas of the board can be displayed
  • Several types of strip boards are predefined
  • Dockable tools offer customised toolbars
  • Exact board dimensions and borders adjustable
  • AutoSave option saves your work regularly

... compared with version 2.0

  • Bitmaps allow a simple and realistic component design
  • File export for bitmaps or metafiles
  • A new view option allows to look right through the board
  • Improved Undo/Redo - functions
  • True colour resolution for pens and brushes
  • Integrated text editor for comments, components list, instructions
  • Editable board layout makes LochMaster usable with all types of strips boards
  • Lots of predefined board types
  • Improved test function also available for user-defined boards
  • Contour function for automatic bending, rounding and chamfers
  • Component assistant creates standard components with adjustable dimensions
  • Drillings and millings available for cut-outs
  • New, extended library revision with realistic looking components
  • Board dimensions up to 300x300 mm.
  • Improved printout of a whole project in one go
  • Extensive bitmap collection for component design
  • and other trifles...

 

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