Friday, January 25, 2013

AD2013 is in beta now

AD2013 is in beta now, IIRC Altium are going to release more details over
the next weeks.

As you know, Altium Designer updates deliver technologies and enhancements that
improve your design environment; this next update is no exception. In fact it's
a little bit beefier than your typical update and it underlines Altium's
commitment to our core tools and customer needs.

Altium Designer 2013 is a collection of updates that have been delivered over
the last 12 months plus, it includes new PCB features and updates to the core
PCB and Schematic tools.

Some of the highlights of this release include:

·         PCB object and Layer transparency settings

New PCB object and Layer
transparency settings have been added to the View Configurations dialog.

·         Outline vertices editor for PCB Polygon

New outline vertices editor for
Polygon Pour, Polygon Cutout and Solid Region objects.

·         Schematic Pin name/designator position,
font and color customization

The pin name and designator
position, font and color can now be customized individually.

·         Port height and font control

Port height, border width and
text font can now be individually controlled.

·         Smart PDF documents contain component

Clicking on a component in a
PDF file produced by SmartPDF will display the parameters of that

·         Microchip Touch Controls support

Support for Microchip Touch
Controls has been added.

·         Improved DXP platform

DXP platform has been upgraded
to provide a robust and open development environment

·         Plus more...

the coming weeks there will be blogs from our Product Managers and supporting
collateral to help you understand the features in more depth.

keeping your Altium Subscription current, you already have what you need to get
these new features and enhancements as they are released.

More to come so stay

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