Friday, November 3, 2017

Altium Designer 18.0

Altium Designer 18.0 “Open Beta” cycle has started!
The first Open Beta version of Altium Designer 18.0 is now available for download. For installation details please check the Installation section below.

Altium Designer 18 includes many improvements including:

  • a new look and streamlined user interface
  • additional memory utilization with 64-bit support
  • a new graphical engine for improved rendering and speed
  • multi-threading support to speed up common operations (project compile, polygon repour, DRC, Gerber, etc.)
  • PCB file load and Net build optimization
  • Multi-board support
  • New ActiveBOM

Important Notes:
A license with valid subscription is required to use Altium Designer 18 Open Beta

Customers who also use Altium Vault who would like to participate in the Open Beta program should switch to Altium NEXUS in “Vault Compatibility Mode” and connect seamlessly to their existing Vault server with full data integrity and preservation of capabilities. The schematic and PCB capabilities and user interface of Altium NEXUS and Altium Designer 18.0 are identical.
For more information on Altium NEXUS, please follow this link:


Altium Designer (Open Beta)
Online installer:
Licenses: Use your Altium Designer license

Altium NEXUS  (Open Beta)
Online installer:
Licenses: Please note that Altium NEXUS will (temporarily) use Altium Designer licenses until January 1st, 2018

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