Design Automation


Updates to PCB design and data management software

9 November 2016 Design Automation

In the midst of record user growth, Altium has announced the upcoming release of new PCB design and data management technologies in Altium Designer 17 and Altium Vault 3.0. These new technologies will continue to drive the company’s goal of becoming the leader in PCB design software by 2020, with over 5000 engineers having already switched to Altium Designer in the 2016 financial year.

Altium Designer 17 and Altium Vault 3.0 are both scheduled to release in November as a free upgrade to all Altium Subscription customers. Engineers can explore the new technologies on the products’ respective ‘coming soon’ pages.

The upcoming release of Altium Designer 17 features ActiveRoute, which allows an engineer to design high-quality PCB layouts with high-performance, guided routing technology; Dynamic Copper which allows engineers to save time with the ability to easily modify copper polygon shapes on PCBs; and Back Drilling which allows engineers to reduce signal integrity disturbances on high-speed designs with complete control over drill hole specifications.

With the upcoming release of Altium Vault 3.0, engineers can leverage new technologies to gain more control over their data management workflow, with new ways to search, synchronise and manage their design data using the following features:

● Streamlined Project Releaser which enables an engineer to easily add verified project snapshots with included design variants for fabrication and assembly.

● Customised Item Manager Automatching which allows engineers to quickly synchronise projects and define parameters to update unmanaged assets with verified design data.

● Expanded Templates which allows engineers to keep their design projects standardised with templates for Projects, Draftsman, Scripts, and Bill of Materials reports.



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