Altium Designer 17


Altium Designer 17 exhibits impressive technology aimed at massively reducing the time spent on design processes. This latest release allows more control and flexibility, giving you the power to focus more on designing.

Here are a few of its features:
 
Interactive ActiveRoute™ - NEW FEATURE

ActiveRoute™ allows you to design high quality PCB layouts with high-performance, guided routing technology. This new feature gives full control of optimising your routing workflow, faster than ever before. ActiveRoute™ obeys specific design constraints whether it be one or multiple layers, so that the focus is on creating high-quality designs.

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Backdrilling - NEW FEATURE

Unfortunately, high-speed designs are liable to signal disturbances. Backdrilling reduces these conflicts and gives complete control over drill hole specifications. Communicating this design intent has been significantly simplified so you don't spend extra time documenting it.

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Draftsman™ - ENHANCED FEATURE

Draftsman™ maximises your documentation workflow efficiency and saves you time when creating fabrication and assembly drawings. It's subject to Altium Designer's unified platform so you can take precise measurements between datums and design objects without exporting to a mechanical tool. 

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Dynamic Copper - ENHANCED FEATURE

Intelligent editing is available for modifying copper polygon shapes on your PCB. This includes easy-to-use editing modes, customisable borders and you can combine selected polygons and subtracting polygon pours with ease. 

 

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See Altium's New in Altium Designer for more feature highlights and the Release Notes for a complete listing of all the improvements and enhancements.

 

How to update as an Altium Subscription customer

This release is available to all UK Altium Subscription Customers at no additional cost. Altium Designer 17 is a major update with a new installer and can be downloaded from the Altium Downloads page. See our FAQ for more information.

 

  • By Gwen Fanning
  • 17/11/2016

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Gwen Fanning

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