AutoCrear is a standalone software to perform creepage and clearance analyses on electric assemblies. The program can import raw MCAD data and does not require any external data preparation in order to perform an analysis. From the specification of meta data up to the generation of a full analysis report - everything is included in AutoCrear UI. This tutorial provides videos to describe the program features in detail.

This is a general walk-through video which briefly describes the entire workflow of an AutoCrear Analysis on a small example assembly.

New Features in AutoCrear 2.1

This webinar created in cooperation with GIA Informatik presents the new features introduced in version 2.1.

1. Basics Navigation

AutoCrear features an integrated 3D viewer and various UI elements to guide the user through the entire analysis workflow.

This video shows the navigation in the integrated 3D viewer as well as in the program in general.

2. Program Workflow

2.1. Assigning Meta Data

The first step of the AutoCrear workflow is the assignment of various meta information which is performed in the tab "Meta Data".

The mandatory specification of CTI values.

The optional specification of special part types.

The specification of cemented insulators.

2.2 Defining Electric Nets

The second step of the analysis pipeline is the definition of electric nets, which are sets of conductive parts which carry the same electric potential and eventually act as entities for a creepage and clearance analysis.

This video shows the general handling of electric nets in AutoCrear.

This video shows how additional geometric elements (points, planes) can be added as electric nets in order to compute paths to or from them .

2.3 Specifying Analysis Parameters

The computation engine must know which distances must be fulfilled between net pairs. This is performed in step 3 of the AutoCrear workflow.

This video shows the general possibilities of specifying analysis parameters and how to eventually start an analysis.

This video describes the handling of standard tables in AutoCrear.

2.4 Results Handling and Documentation

After an analysis was performed, there are various features to investigate and to document analysis results. This includes the quick identificationof paths in the 3D viewer as well as the possibility to tag or comment paths.

This video shows the general handling of analysis results in AutoCrear.

This video shows the use of path clusters to simplify the result documentation if the assembly has multiple similar net pairs

This video describes the feature to generate a customizable analysis pdf- of html-report from the results.

3. Advanced Stuff

3.1 Session Management

In each state of the AutoCrear workflow, the session can be saved and restored. A session eventually contains the analysis results and can thus be used to share results with other team members. Note that also the geometry of the assembly is stored in a session file such that the original CAD data is not required after a session file was created.

This video describes the general handling of an AutoCrear session, including the description of the workflow and the re-using of information from previous sessions.

3.2 Domains

Domains are a helpful element in AutoCrear which can be used to reduce the complexity of an analysis whithout the need to change the actual CAD assembly. Domains can also be applied to manage multiple analyses in a single session.

This video shows the concept of "domains".