应商Altium有限公司近日宣布推出Altium Designer 2013。
近日，Altium有限公司宣布推出Altium Designer 2013，这是Altium发展史上的一个重要的转折点，因为Altium Designer 2013不仅添加和升级了软件功能，同时也面向主要合作伙伴开放了Altium的设计平台。它为使用者、合作伙伴以及系统集成商带来了一系列的机遇，代表着电子行业一次质的飞跃。
作为Altium持续内容交付模式的一部分，Altium Designer 12的许多增强功能已使Altium Subscription(Altium年度客户服务计划)的客户从中受益。Altium Designer 2013针对其核心PCB和原理图工具增添了多项PCB新特性，从而为用户进一步改善了设计环境。
与此同时，全新的Altium AppsBuilder也即将推出，该软件将支持客户应用开发，并进一步扩充Altium DXP设计环境。
Altium公司产品管理部高层Matt Schwaiger表示：“Altium Designer 2013的发布是迄今为止我们所实现的最重大的突破之一，而与我们的一些常年合作的客户之间的互动与合作，恰恰是这一成功的关键。正是与用户之间的协作使得新特性及增强功能能够为整体社区提供最大价值。”
Altium announced the release second update of Altium Designer 2013. This update includes some long awaited features, lots of enhancements and the continuation of performance and stability fixes.
Some highlights of this release:
ActiveBOM is a new tool that facilitates real-time cost estimation and tracking for a board design, by giving the designer a clear picture of cost and availability of all items associated with that design. Also see ActiveBOM FAQ for detailed insights and answers to common questions.
- Live Drill Drawing Table
A WYSIWYG live drill table that dynamically updates in real-time, as hole-containing objects such as pads and vias are placed on and removed from the PCB design.
- PCB Design View
A specific, scalable view that allows the designer to place a snapshot of any rectangular shaped region of the current board, or another board, anywhere within the workspace.
- Define Output Filenames using Expressions
Support for user-defined output filenames using a concatenation of special strings and user-defined project parameters.
- Vault-based Simulation Models
Bringing support for defining and releasing simulation models to an Altium Vault. A simulation model is defined within a SimModel file (*.SimModel) on the design-side, and linked to a Simulation Model Item within a target vault.
- Enhanced Vault Searching
The Vault search feature has been substantially upgraded, with the introduction of Grouping, Column-based filtering, and a powerful Filter panel.
See the Release Notes for a comprehensive listing of all the fixes and enhancements: there
Altium believes that anyone who wants to make a difference using electronic products should be able to do so. And we help designers do this by giving them everything they need to be able to make this difference. We develop, create and sell electronics design tools – software and development hardware – that unify the entire electronics design process in one application, that is easy to use and as affordable as we can make it. This unified electronics design environment – it's called Altium Designer – is the result of years of development work but is now just one part of AltiumLive, a web-based portal that is the means by which we help professional electronics designers connect people and devices. The two go hand-in-hand. Altium Designer and AltiumLive together create an ecosystem that is greater than the sum of the parts. They bridge the gap that separates the design of a product and how that product is manufactured.