Release notes for Altium Designer Version 13.3

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 Key highlights

The following is a list of key new features and enhancements, delivered in this latest update.

ActiveBOM Enhancements 
ActiveBOM enhancements including currency selection, automatic ranking of solutions, Variant support through an OutJob file and improved supplier part choice searching.

Definition of Output Folder Names using Expressions 
Expressions can now be used to define the names of output folders in OutJob files and 'OutputType' parameter has been added.

Additional Power Object Drawing Styles 
Additional Schematic Power Object drawing styles to comply with GOST standards.

PCB Enhancements
PCB editor enhancements including the arc center point is now included as a movable hot spot and initiating the Differential Pair Routing command no longer highlights only differential pairs.

Schematic Support for Unicode Text
The Schematic Editors now support Unicode text, allowing any combination of characters, irrespective of current locale.

PADS and P-CAD Schematic Importer Enhancements
PADS and P-CAD schematic importer improvements including option to generate net labels for hidden net names.

Version 13.3

Date: 13 Jun 2013

System Components: Altium Designer Base
339 Fixed memory leak leading to application crash with "runtime error 216" while debugging embedded code.
1302 Searching Solutions in Vault and ActiveBOM now uses the Keywords defined in Supplier Preferences.
1361 The Supplier Search dialogs  no longer list currencies twice.
1400 The File in Previous Format html report now uses the correct document tab name.
1408 ActiveBOM Production Quantity no longer looses it's focus when typing values.
1413 The Design>>Update ECO process now continues to executes all valid changes regardless if an error is found.
1416 A crash that could occur while matching items within the Item Manager has been resolved.
1417 Floating Panels no longer disappear when File>>Import command is used in PCB Editor. View BugCrunch report #2640.
1420 Expressions can now be used to define output folder names in OutJobs.
1424 BOM Supplier Unit Price is no longer rounded to 2 digits.
1425 ActiveBOM Supply Risk is now updated correctly when Production Quantity is changed.
1454 A crash when removing or renaming documents in a project has been resolved.
1456 OutJob filenames are now generated correctly when using expressions that contain "." characters. View BugCrunch report #2892.
1457 Variant support has been added for ActiveBOM documents in OutJob.
1461 ActiveBOM solutions are now ranked automatically (if no ranking exists) based on order of existing supplier links contained within schematic components.
1463 ActiveBOM now supports currency selection.
1465 ActiveBOM custom solution prices have been increased from 3 to 5 decimal places.
1479 ActiveBOM actual pricing is now calculated correctly when item quantity is below the minimum quantity price.
1494 SUPPORTcenter link in License Management page now opens Support section in AltiumLive.
1499 ActiveBOM is no longer case sensitive when matching Supplier Names in supplier links.
1500 DBLib column visibility and grouping is now remembered when application is closed. View BugCrunch report #3045.
1501 Schematic URL paths and links to directories now open correctly.
1506 Releasing PCB Projects to a Vault now works correctly and does not produce incorrect missing files errors.
1522 ActiveBOM now correctly groups items when updating and Refresh.
1528 ActiveBOM now allows deletion of invalid auto generated solutions.
1535 BOM reports are now being updated correctly when using database parameters.
1581 OutJob now supports the 'Do not Include any output folder' option for Release Managed Folder Structure.
1583 'OutputType' parameter has been added to OutJob expressions.
1594 OutJob now includes both the "Custom prefix_[OutputType]" and "Custom Folder Name" options for Folder Structure Containers
1598 Opening files (referencing file://) and HTML reports (containing special characters) now open correctly within the internal browser.
System Components: Data Management
423 Altium Vault Properties dialog now displays license details.
1023 Vault SimModels have been extended to support  Simetrix/Simplis models.
1517 Vault search results are now displayed correctly if order of columns have been changed.
1546 Placing managed sheets from a Vault now uses the correct revision.
System Components: Schematic System
1362 Additional styles for Power Ground, Earth and Bar have been added to the Power object in the schematic editor. View BugCrunch report #2246.
1502 Schematic "out of resources" error has been fixed through the investigation of crash reports.
1503 Schematic now supports Unicode text allowing any combination of characters regardless of current locale.
1524 The focus now goes to the Name control when opening the Schematic Port properties dialog. View BugCrunch report #2980.
1546 Placing managed sheets from a Vault now uses the correct revision.
System Components: PCB System
906 Initiating the Differential Pair Routing command in PCB no longer highlights only differential pairs.
1334 Room boundaries are now displayed correctly when they contain arc segments.
1419 PCB dimension objects are now loaded correctly when using Hungarian regional settings. View BugCrunch report #2885.  
1405 The PCB display mode no longer changes when unshelving polygons.
1455 Embedded Board Array no longer swaps the column and rows when generating output.
1470 The arc center point is now included as a movable hot spot when moving arcs in the PCB Editor. View BugCrunch report #1512.
1481 When modifying a PCB document the slow updating of Power Planes Connections has been fixed.
1483 PCB expression that use aggregate functions no longer cause "Incorrect definition error".
1484 A crash when saving Show Top Positive option in PCB View Configurations has been resolved.
1486 Fixed slow analyzing nets issue when synchronizing PCB in some situations.
1489 Drill Tables are now displayed correctly in the PCB List Panel.
1516 Changing the Drill Table defaults no longer causes an access violation.
System Components: Soft Design System
384 FPGA_PCI_CLAMP constraint is correctly generated for Altera devices.
1508 Unknown Status code error upon startup with DT05 and other FTDI based dongles connected has been fixed. View BugCrunch report #2674.
System Components: Soft Design Support
383 Core Generator now accepts hex memory images larger than 256 kB.
System Components: Altium Designer Localization
1536 Traditional Chinese localization of Altium Designer has been updated.
System Components: Altium Designer Support
1485 Internet connection errors due to firewall or SSL have been fixed.
Importers and Exporters: Importer_Accel
1538 P-CAD Schematic Importer  : Can now optionally generate netlabels for hidden net names.
Importers and Exporters: Importer - PADS
1431 PADS Logic Importer : Fixed incorrect Pin and Port orientations.
1435 PADS Logic Importer : Fixed Pin Designator and Name visibility.
1438 PADS Logic Importer : Fixed Footprint model not defined in schematic symbols.
1442 PADS Logic Importer : Fixed positioning of free text, component parameters and designators.
1445 PADS Logic Importer : Fixed polygon fill drawing.
1446 PADS Logic Importer : Fixed Power Port and Net label placement.
1451 PADS Logic Importer : Fixed designator, parameter and text string fonts.
1538 PADS Logic Importer : Can now optionally generate netlabels for hidden net names.
Importers and Exporters: Importer - PCAD ASCII
1433 P-CAD Schematic Importer : Fixed incorrect model names.
1436 P-CAD Schematic Importer : Fixed wire and component primitive widths.
1437 P-CAD Schematic Importer : Fixed text that is inserted into Description field.
1444 P-CAD Schematic Importer : No longer incorrectly changes the schematic grid settings.
1450 P-CAD Schematic Importer : Fixed polygon fill colors.
1452 P-CAD Schematic Importer : Fixed designator, parameter and text string fonts.
1538 P-CAD Schematic Importer : Can now optionally generate netlabels for hidden net names.
Output Generators:  Printer - PCB
1387 Design Views now print correctly when the Mirror option is enabled in the Printout Options dialog.
1458 The .legend is now generated correctly when used with an Embedded Board Array. View BugCrunch report #2924.
1475 Design Views that are disabled are no longer included in the printable area for Fit to Page printouts.
1476 Printing Design Views now print correctly if the top layer is removed from the printout.
1478 Variant Markers are no longer offset when scaled Design Views are printed. View BugCrunch report #2982.
1621 Full arcs are now printed correctly with mirrored Design Views.
Output Generators:  Output - Simple BOM
1456 OutJob filenames are now generated correctly when using expressions that contain "." characters. View BugCrunch report #2892.
Output Generators:  Output - ERC
1456 OutJob filenames are now generated correctly when using expressions that contain "." characters. View BugCrunch report #2892.
Output Generators:  Output - NC - Drill
1471 NC Drill output generation now ignores placed Design Views.
Output Generators:  Output - Testpoint
1471 Testpoint output generation now ignores placed Design Views.
Data Management Packages: Supplier - Farnell
1607 ActiveBOM currency prices for Farnell solutions are now calculated correctly.

 

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