New in Altium NEXUS

Now reading version 3.1. For the latest, read: New in Altium NEXUS for version 5

This documentation page references Altium NEXUS/NEXUS Client (part of the deployed NEXUS solution), which has been discontinued. All your PCB design, data management and collaboration needs can now be delivered by Altium Designer and a connected Altium 365 Workspace. Check out the FAQs page for more information.

Altium NEXUS 3.1

Released: 20 July 2020 - Version: 3.1.14 (build 81) Update 5
Released: 29 June 2020 - Version: 3.1.12 (build 69) Update 4
​​​​​​​Released: 3 June 2020 - Version: 3.1.11 (build 63) Update 3
​​​​​​​Released: 26 May 2020 - Version: 3.1.10 (build 54) Update 2

Released: 14 May 2020 - Version: 3.1.8 (build 48) Update 1
Released: 1 May 2020 - Version: 3.1.7 (build 46)

Release Notes for Altium NEXUS Version 3.1

This latest update to Altium NEXUS continues to deliver new features and enhancements to the software's core technologies, while also addressing many issues raised by customers through the AltiumLive Community's BugCrunch system. Along with delivering a range of new features that develop and mature the existing technologies, it also incorporates a large number of fixes and enhancements across the software as a whole, helping designers continue to create cutting-edge electronics technology.

This release focuses on the following key areas:

  • Stability and performance improvements.
  • Bug Fixes. We have identified and fixed a significant amount of issues based on your feedback through BugCrunch, Forums and Support Cases.
  • Improving functionality that was introduced in 3.0.

Stability Improvements

  • Fixed several crashes, lockups and slowdowns based on user feedback, including the top ten submitted crash reports.
  • Development was also focused on prevention of new crashes in Altium NEXUS 3.1

BugCrunch Fixes and Improvements

This update fixed over 50 reports on BugCrunch\Ideas such as:

  • A KiCAD Importer has been added to Altium NEXUS (BC:6199).
  • Added dimensioning to the centers of arc segments and quadrants of circles (BC:12012).
  • Added options for selecting the type of output files in ODB++ Setup (BC:8262).
  • Added ability to select specific layers when exporting to AutoCAD (BC:6287).
  • Server-side Schematic sheet templates are now available in Draftsman (BC:6630).
  • Added ability to alter the Symbol Size of selected symbols within Draftsman’s Drill Symbol Configurations dialog (BC:11304).

Additional Improvements

  • Improvements to ODB++ support - including the addition of options to specify units of measurement and the ability to now choose output type (no compression, or output to Zip or Tgz archive).
  • Fixes and improvements to the Layer Stack Manager - including the ability to calculate impedance profiles in the Layer Stack Manager when in multi-thread mode.
  • Fixes and improvements to Draftsman - including support for variants in the Board Realistic view, the ability to use Schematic Sheet Templates within Draftsman documents, support for multi-selection when dragging a vertex, and the ability to snap dimensions to component references.
  • Improved experience when starting Altium NEXUS for the first time after installation including automatic log-in to AltiumLive (based on the credentials entered during installation) and choice of appropriate license - enabling you to get up and running in a more streamlined and time-efficient manner.
Altium NEXUS 3.1 is available as an update to Altium NEXUS 3.0 and may be downloaded and installed from the Updates page of the Extensions & Updates view.

Alternatively, download and run the Altium NEXUS 3.1 installer and select the Update existing version option in the Installation Mode page of the installer wizard. If a separate new installation is required, select the New installation option in the install wizard.

► See the New Features and Updates Summary for more information.

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