Additional Enhancements and Improvements (New Feature Summary)

Created: November 29, 2017 | Updated: December 6, 2017

Altium Designer 18.0 includes a number of significant improvements and enhancements to improve your design production. The enhancements with this version are described in the following sections.

XSignal Connection Lines Visible in Single Layer Mode

xSignal connection lines now have the same visibility behavior as net connection lines when in Single Layer mode. 

Full Version Number Appears in the Application Title Bar

The full number of the version you are currently using now appears in the Title Bar at the top of the workspace (e.g., 18.0.1 versus 18.0). This enables you to know immediately which version you are using when you have multiple versions installed without having to click outside of your workspace. 

Alignment Options Added for Port and Text Frame Primitives

Alignment options have been added to the Properties panel and Preferences pages of the Port and Text Frame primitives as shown in the Port Properties panel example below. 

The new Alignment options of the Port primitive on the Properties panelThe new Alignment options of the Port primitive on the Properties panel

Interactive Routing Improvement

During the interactive routing preparation process, large arcs are no longer fractured.

Adding a New Mechanical Layer by Number

You now can specify the mechanical layer to add (by number) when adding a new mechanical layer.




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