Altium Designer gets powerful upgrade

December 18, 2017 // By Ally Winning
Altium has launched version 18 of the company’s flagship Designer software. The major upgrade focusses on providing the designer with more powerful features and higher performance while enhancing its ease of use.

Version 18 updates the user interface that is implemented across all design domains to give a common experience, which aids familiarity and adoption. The software increases performance by upgrading to 64-bit architecture and allowing multithreading. The new features and improvements include the user-guided ActiveRoute engine supporting length tuning and pin-swapping, ACTIVEBOM editor now has a new BoM rule checker that allows the inspection of each line and complex boards are easier to handle with multi-board assembly capability and real-time connection management.