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The following sections list the release notes for publically released versions of Altium Designer 17.1
Build: 592 Date: 7 November 2017
|Data Management - Resolved an issue in which invalid information showed for a component template when using "Where used" feature.
|Data Management - Fixed bug where Symbol and Footprint item revision field were not mapped to schlib and pcblib attribute while the object has been opened via file-less editing.
|Data Management - Resolved an issue with a decimal symbol in case of different formats on server/client PC settings (Win7x86 only).
|Draftsman - Fixed bug that caused it to not be possible to select some designators on BAV.
|Draftsman - Fixed Regression that caused Exception to occur when editing parameters for a document that is not in a project (Free Document).
|Draftsman - Added backward compatibility for Draftsman files.
|Minimum solder mask sliver rule check was reverted as it works in AD17.0 (BC:1122).
|Fixed regression that caused ComponentLinkURL with the page number to call out Error in Schematic.
|Fixed bug in Output Job that caused Alternate Part with the same Footprint to destroy BOM when datasource PCB was selected.
|Fixed bug that caused Datasheet data to be missed after the update of a component model.
|Fixed bug where supplier search does not work when logged in to SolidWorks PCB Services.
|Fixed bug that caused missing components after importing from xDxDesigner.
|Fixed bug causing rounding issues for 3D models in IDF export.
|Fixed bug in PCB where Phantom Drill Pair remains after it is deleted.
|Fixed bug that caused components that have alternate part with a different footprint to present both parts in the Pick and Place file for "No Variations" (BC:7786).
|Fixed bug in PCB that caused the Layer Stack Table to not update automatically if layer stack was changed (BC:4619).
|Fixed bug that caused inability to generate DWG/DXF output when a ' / ' was used in a file name.
Build: 538 Date: 7 July 2017
|Fixed bug where non-keepout primitives can be copied/pasted on Keep-Out Layer and keep-out primitives on a non-signal improper layer.
|Fixed bug where Managed OutJobs could only utilize Vault based BOM templates locally.
|Fixed pasting of graphics from the clipboard in Schematic.
|Fixed regression bug where polygon cutouts do not appear in ODB++ assigned on mask layers.
|Data Management: Improved Item Manager performance for projects with Vault components.
|Vault Explorer - Fixed bug where switching to preview on Windows 10 Creator causes BSOD (BC:8015).
|Draftsman - Fixed regression bug where titles appear in the PDF generated from an output job (BC:8074).
|Draftsman - Added support for individual variants in OutJoub for Draftsman drawings.
|Fixed regression bug where PCB file from the previous version cannot be open in AD17.1.
|Fixed bug where keepout object options clear after Union creation.
|Eagle Importer - Fixed regression bug which caused a wrong placement of objects on the top layer.
|Fixed regression bug where projects under Version Control are not recognized as so by AD 17 (BC:7966).
|Fixed regression bug where was not possible to open Supplier Links dialog if Future Electronics supplier is installed.
|Fixed regression bug where lifecycle state change does not work in "Full item history" window.
|Draftsman - Fixed regression bug where in 17.1 not showing reference designators for parts not fitted (BC:8001).
|Library Panel - Fixed bug where the status of the Load all Pages preference in was not saved between AD launches.
|Library Panel - Added ability to save/load list of the visible columns while performing import/export of the preferences.
|Library Panel - Fixed bug where Component Type attribute was not available for the Vault-based libraries.
|Added ability to define a position of the visible parameters of the Vault components, by preserving position data from the symbol.
|Fixed bug where open pick and place file in source section caused Source out of date.
|Data Management - Added suggest to update related components after component template modification.
|Fixed bug where update related items feature allows to open component with different templates in one batch editor.
|Draftsman - Fixed regression bug where data is not loaded if components with variants have multiple (incorrect) Unique IDs (BC:8005).
|Draftsman - Fixed regression bug where 3D bodies are not displayed on Assembly Views on not-English Windows with non-English project path.
|Fixed bug where Component Links Parameters not migrated to a component by Library Migrator.
|Fixed regression bug where supply chain info shows up in the left top corner of the screen when navigating through components in Vault Explorer with opened Supply chain aspect.
|Draftsman - Fixed regression bug where some of the not fitted Hatching Pattern settings are not working.
|Improved open BOM document performance to use price data cache instead of additional requests to the server.
|Draftsman - Fixed regression bug where Components with Assembly Drawing source are not displayed under Detain View on PDF output (BC:8121).
Build: 472 Date: 15 May 2017
|Draftsman - Added the ability to position the "Title": top/bottom, left/center/right, and manual.
|Draftsman - Added ability to display and configure footprint parameters in assembly view analogous with existing Designator automatic positioning.
|Draftsman - Added support for isometric view in Draftsman document (BC:6632).
|Draftsman - Added ability to split a BOM into several tables (BC:6704).
|Draftsman - Added ability to manually position the Designator in an Assembly View (BC:6733).
|Fixed bug that caused AD to crash when opening the Customize Window on the second AD screen.
|Draftsman - Added ability to enable fill, change fill color and set transparent for circular and rectangular shapes (BC:6718).
|Draftsman - Added Component Parameters as a source for callout. When selected an additional drop down with a list of parameters (same as BOM config) is displayed.
|Draftsman - Added support for geometric tolerancing (BC:3777).
|Draftsman - Added Surface Finish Symbol.
|Fixed bug in Symbol Wizard when the rectangle is placed in front of Pin Display Name.
|Fixed bug that caused tenting on thermal vias to stay on the original side, rather than following the component which was moved to the bottom side (BC:3647).
|Fixed bug that caused IDF settings for Exported Drilled Holes "larger than" in .OutJob file are ignored (BC:3306).
|Was added support for hide/show Mechanical Layers 17-32 from a script (BC:310)
|An issue with use of the PSpice switch model giving incorrect results in AC analyses has been fixed.
|Fixed a bug in the Project Options, Comparator tab, in Object Matching Criteria section. Structure Class got changed to Code Memory.
|Fixed a bug where, if you are in Single Layer Mode AND the "Show All Connections in Single Layer Mode" is off, when doing an Alt+AreaSelect R-L, it will select connections that are invisible on other layers.
|Fixed bug that caused signal integrity to crash when a component designator was double-clicked(BC:7694).
|Fixed a bug where blank component parameters disappear after you release a component.
|Fixed a bug that caused Drill Drawing symbols for embedded panels to include all pairs, not just a specific pair.
|Draftsman - Added ability to use arc center for snapping (BC:6760).
|When using a Route Guide, Gloss is performed after the routing is complete.
|Increase max Route Guide width to 5x, improve status message, use left & right arrow keys for min & max
|Improved ActiveRoute messages to user when ActiveRoute doesn't work as expected.
|Enable use of existing track stub width for ActiveRoute.
|Fixed a bug that caused strange layer names behavior when names were changed in the Layer Stack Manager.
|Fixed bug where Supplier links info disappeared when opening an ActiveBoM document in AD 16.0.9.
|Fixed bug that caused violations to occur after glossing tracks near Pads with slot and rectangular holes with offsets.
|Draftsman - Added support of new graphical view for Callout (BC:7501).
|Added support for object specific keepouts (BC:1424, BC:3483).
|Added support for object specific keepouts in Pads importer.
|Added support for object specific keepouts in Allegro importer.
|Added support for object specific keepouts in EAGLE importer.
|Added support for object specific keepouts in Interactive Routing.
|Added support for object specific keepouts in Gloss.
|Draftsman - Added support for variant parameters (BC:6647).
|Draftsman - Added support for variant selection of a Draftsman document in an OutJob (BC:6869), and support for variant-based objects, such as special strings (BC:6690).
|Added functionality in the Simulation Profile Manager to export to or import from OutJob files to allow copying of Profile settings to and from OutJobs.
|Fixed regression error that caused DXP.exe to display an error message and stop working after opening a particular .BomDoc if Digi-Key supplier was enabled.
|Fixed a bug that corrupted the model list in SCH component if identically named footprints were released to a vault.
|Added support to allow users to waive selected violations after DRC and to document the waived violations (BC:219).
|Fixed bug in xDX importer that caused components in projects that were imported using the Xpedition importer to have different sizes/scale than the same components in an imported library.
|Fixed a bug where a symbol of Drill Drawing is overlapped on a PCB file with Embedded Board Array and a hole.
|Fixed PCB Ambiguity menu drawing glitch in Windows 7 classic theme.
|Added a waived section to the DRC report.
|Draftsman - Implemented another designator location option, 'Silkscreen', which uses Overlay layers for the source of the designator location (BC:7464).
|Added Retrace command, which allows designers to change previously routed diff pair(s) to conform to current gap/width rules. No pushing of nearby objects occurs, so if an increase is requested it only succeeds where room is available.
|Fixed a bug that occurred when a *.PIK file was read (Component Placement>Place From File). All the components were placed on the same side of the board (BC:4146).
|Fixed IDF Export to place keepouts according to relative origin and instead of absolute origin (BC:7507).
|Fixed bug where numeric data types sorting incorrectly in a Component View in Vault.
|Fixed bug where minimum Solder Mask Sliver violations are not produced for masks defined from primitives on Top and Bottom layers.
|Fixed bug that caused AD to report some false errors when the "Check for incomplete connections" was enabled under "Un-Routed Net" rule (BC:7488).
|Fixed bug that caused a crash after editing invalid polygon (BC:7575).
|Fixed a bug that prevented completing a big project release.
|Fixed a bug that caused multi-select to delete random items instead of the selected items.
|Fixed bug that caused 3D View to show Fill present on every layer in Single Layer Mode.
|Fixed bug, so when convergence errors occur during simulation runs, the plot setup is no longer lost.
|Fixed bug that caused pads not to be selected using right-to-left selection if they are placed on non-signal layers.
|Fixed bug that caused the Clearance measurement path representation to be incorrect for a board cutout.
|Improved Draftsman's rendering speed.
|Fixed bug that caused DXP.EXE to stop working during AD launch if Active BOM document was previously opened.
|Tracks exiting the route guide will be glossed outside, but not inside
|Fixed regression bug that prevented reusing a via stitching union name on another union even though the name was no longer being used.
|Draftsman - Fixed bug that caused the VersionControl_RevNumber to not work properly.
|Fixed bug that caused Altium Designer to crash when a Project File was saved after an alternate part, consisting of Supplier Parameters with Special Characters, was defined.
|Fixed bug in Variants where Not Fitted Markers are not shown in the assembly drawing for components with the same coordinates on the opposite layer.
|Fixed regression where designators in an exported ODB++ files were in lowercase.
|Rounded the solder mask expansion for rectangular pads, so they match polygon pour rounded shapes in order to avoid exposing copper in the corners (BC:7660).
|Fixed regression bug that caused the xDxDesigner importer to crash during an import.
|Fixed bug with an [Unknown] revision status on Item Manager.
|ActiveRoute used to crash if clearance rule scope "IsTestpoint" was used
|Was added the link to the violated rule from Violation Details dialog (BC:6695)
|Fixed bug where split planes are not rebuilt when .pcbdoc is opened.
|Fixed issue where component status check slowed down the compilation process.
|Fixed bug that caused Project Release to fail, for a particular design, with error: Duplicates not allowed at 0B9AD9AB. WorkspaceManager.DLL, Base Address: 0A6A0000.
|Fixed issue where Project Options dialogue had a long delay when opening project with variants in AD17.
|An issue where the Design Item Id of a schematic symbol was being replaced by * during an update from libraries has been fixed.
|Fixed bug that caused an error to occur while refreshing a library when components have a parameter with a reserved name.
|Fixed bug where the Project Releaser did not work with Personal Vaults.
|Fixed "where-used" functionality to restore the ability to multi-select the where-used Items to perform a global edit.
|Fixed bug where "List index out of bounds(-1)" error appeared after editing primitives in a net.
|Changed routing, so the Diff Pair Gap rule is not applied to the via-track for the complements. Standard via-track rule is used.
|Added check for shelved or modified polygons during DRC (even if the rule is disabled) before checking all other rules. A warning is displayed if this rule has any violations.
|Added "Use Left/Right selection" option to DXP preferences. When this option is checked OFF the selection should be always 'inside area' like in AD 16.1 (BC:7292).
|Fixed issue where components were displayed in the wrong order under section view.
|Fixed bug where the selection of a Custom Item was not possible in the Sources section of the Project Releaser.
|Fixed regression when Project Releaser creates unnecessary folders in the Vault if project released to a custom location.
|Fixed bug where Net color override does not mark PrjPcb as Modified and does not get saved.
|Release Manager - Added ability to include Design Snapshot sub-folder into the release (as it was in version 16.1 and below).
|Reverted earlier implemented solution with rounded edges of polygon around rectangular pads.
|Release Manager - Fixed bug where some of the output results on the preview stage of the project release cannot be viewed.
|Release Manager - Restored ability to generate individual containers partially, without generation of the whole batch.
|Release Manager - Added the full target item path in the Vault for the terget item on Configuration and Preview stages.
|Fixed regression in Release Manager to resolve the "invalid revision ID level" error that could occur when releasing a project.
|Vault Explorer - Fixed bug where redundant parameters were added automatically during the component editing in Vault.
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