Thursday, September 24, 2015

Coming Soon in Altium Designer 16

Alternative Part Choices

Have complete control over your component selection process by specifying alternative part choices while designing with the Alternative Part Choice System. Include pin compatible backup part choices directly on your BoM and automatically substitute part numbers if needed. 

Visual Clearance Boundaries

Clearly understand the impact of your routing decisions in real-time with visual clearance boundaries. See clearance boundaries between traces and components visually as you route and design the most accurate board with ease. 

Component Placement System

Design the most organized and efficient board layouts with a new component placement system. Dynamically place and drag components that push, avoid, and snap-to alignment with other components  on your board layout. 




Monday, September 14, 2015

Altium Vault 2.5.12 Available (14 September 2015)

Version 2.5.12 (build 50691) is now available for download.


Please note: Backup your existing data before updating.


You can explore the documentation for Altium Vault 2.5 in TechDocs.


Release Notes

#6423 Resolved an issue with BASE_WaveSim package that caused installation of Altium Designer from NIS package to fail.

#6696 Resolved an issue whereby addition of a new user or role to an Altium Vault, via the vault's browser interface, was impossible if authorizations and password files - in the VaultServerData/Repository folder - were empty.

#6775 Fixed a bug whereby an approval request was not passing to a second approval group, if the approver in the first group was also part of a custom role.

#7149 Pushing a project to the Collaboration Server using the Solidworks Collaboration panel in Altium Designer, no longer causes an error with Status Code 500.

#7235 Altium Vault 2.5 is now compatible with the Oracle 12 database.

#7269 The NIS UI can now work correctly on isolated networks, without access to the internet

#7305 The packages folder created through the Network Installation Service is now correctly set to be a system folder. When opting to hide system folders, the packages folder will now correctly be hidden from view in the vault folder structure.

#7428 LDAP Synchronization no longer tries to create a user, if a user with the same name has already been manually created.

#7451 It is now possible to save local credentials, for an Altium Vault installed on an isolated network (with no internet access).

#7645 Resolved an issue with Altium Vault licensing, whereby existing features were marked as unavailable after license activation.

#7678 The Altium Vault no longer causes an error while loading the IDX file when a design is pulled from Collaboration server to SOLIDWORKS.

#8027 Resolved an issue with BackupTool that caused Vault installation to fail.

#8053 Resolved an issue whereby the Turkish character set (UTF-8) was causing "500 Internal Server Error".

Altium Designer 15.1.15 Version Available (September 14, 2015)

Version 15.1.15 (build 50867) is now available for download.
How to Update
If you already use Altium Designer 15.1 you can use the update system in Altium Designer (DXP>Extensions and Updates) to install this update.
If you are on a previous version, Altium Designer 15.1 will need to be installed with a new installer from the downloads page.

You can explore the documentation for Altium Designer 15.1 in TechDocs.

Release Notes
#7073 All properties in the State Properties dialog (when configuring a lifecycle definition) are now visible (BC:5630).
#7460 Fixed issue with compiler warning being incorrectly displayed for broken links between Schematic components and Variants definition in a multi-channel design
#7496 Polygon pours no longer cause clearance violations after Altium Designer is updated to newest version.
#7497 The "Convert Special Strings" option no longer gets disabled after starting an Output Job file which is using the PCB document as its Data source.
#7499 Special strings whose parameter names include '-' are now correctly converted.
#7501 Access violation in module "TKShHealing.dll" no longer occurs during STEP export.
#7502 The Text Position property for dimension text is now correctly set to Manual when that text is manually repositioned (BC:5724).
#7522 Resolved an issue whereby the required lifecycle definition was not being applied during item creation, when the item type had more than one lifecycle definition assigned to it.
#8128 Length tuning for differential pairs no longer creates violations with the board outline.