Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Announcement: Update 19 for Altium Designer

The Altium Development team are pleased to announce the 19th update for Altium Designer.

This release focuses on additional enhancements to Altium Designer, with some of the notable inclusions being:

SubVersion 1.7 support:

Support for the latest version of Subversion has been added. This also includes support for the new working folder format, as well as updating the built-in Subversion Client to version 1.7.4.

Improved Proxy support:

Users connecting to the Internet via a Proxy Server will now be able to get full access to all content stored in all of our Vaults & also any Vault they set-up & is cloud based. This will include downloading, uploading items and getting previews.

Added support for script parameters:

It is now possible to add parameters to Projects and Project Variants through scripts.

Air gap attribute added:

Added air gap attribute to Polygon Connect Style rule for finer gap control during polygon pouring process.

Continued improvements to importers and exporters:

This update includes additional improvements to the Hyperlynx exporter and the P-CAD importer.

Along with these inclusions, there were many other enhancements that were requested through BugCrunch, Forums and support channels. Full details can be found in the release notes.

Accessing the Update

To update your Altium Designer installation, first ensure you are using a license with valid subscription. Proceed to the Plug-in page (DXP >> Plug-ins and Updates) and select “Update All”. If you don’t see the update, use the “Refresh” link in the top right hand corner of the Plugins page.

This release includes changes to our Run Time Libraries, which requires the majority of modules to be updated. For those users who experience a lengthy update process due to anti-virus programs, using the full download option becomes a much faster process. For more info, see Wiki.

Installation of the updated modules will bring their revision up to 10.1089.24016. The Platform Build number will also update to 10.1089.24016 as the Altium Designer Base module is updated.

Note: If you are using a Private Server license or Standalone license and you have renewed your subscription since activation, you will be required to reactivate your license to obtain this and future updates.

For those who installed directly from DVD, you can access the updates by changing a setting in preferences: System >> Installation Manager, change the Remote Repository Location to

If you are wanting to install a new build containing this update, we have also released a new version of the Altium Installer and Uninstaller. These


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