/ Copper-Track Boards.
GlowWorm can be used on all
designs of solderless breadboard and single-sided copper-tracked
boards. It can
handle any arbitrary track configuration. Track
to be cellular. GlowWorm has special functionality for
stripboard, tripad, perfboard and groundboard.
Tracks Library and Editor.
The program will maintain a library of track
editor will allow you to create the designs. You will be able
to build a breadboard by attaching
several track blocks together.
Components Library and Editor.
The program will maintain a
library of component packages ( footprints ). An editor will
allow you to create component packages of an arbitrary and composite
design of many shapes ( rectangle, octagonal, rounded ), including
text. To accommodate the use of different names, a database of
alias names for component packages can be maintained.
Component and logical connection data can be imported from a netlist (
usual mode of operation ), or else added manually.
Placement. Components can be
dragged / rotated to their final placement positions.
Track Links. Track sections can be connected
with fixed links to force them to occupy the same network node. Useful if you wish to designate certain tracks as 'ground' or
other fixed voltage power nodes.
'Cuts' can be placed along stripboard tracks to create
isolated track sections.
'Islands' can be created to represent individual nodes of
Validation / Errors.
The program will check your layout for errors. You
will be able to make a logical comparison of your circuit against an
external netlist data file. An option will be available to protect the
logical netlist configuration of your circuit against
The program will compute the optimum
way to connect your track sections. Single-node option will
you to view the connections for an individual netlist node.
Tripad / Perfboard.
Simply position your components and have the program work out
the point-to-point connections.
Your board layout can be viewed at several
different levels: component, logical connections and physical
connections. Also reverse side for copper-track boards.
Comments, Reference Notes.
Comments, notes can be stored at the project level,
or for individual components.
Board layouts can be printed.
GIF, BMP Image Generation.
Board layouts can be
exported as GIF images or copied to the Windows
clipboard as BMP images.
Colours and Preferences.
Users will be able to set their preferences for colours and
connections belonging to individual
logical nodes can have different colours, chosen by
are taken automatically by the program as a protection
against accidental data loss.