Altium Designer Beta 21.0.8 Build 223 | 2.6 Gb
The Altium development team is pleased to announce the availability of exclusive preview of Altium Designer 21.0.8 Build 223 (beta) - the most powerful, modern, easy-to-use release to date.

35995   The Comment Name is not visible while moving it.
36454   DM_CalculateParameterValue function resulted in an error during Script execution.
36952   Pad designators are now displayed rather than the Pin designator in the case of unsymmetrical pin to pad mapping.
37958   Crash occurred when Schematic document and Schematic Filter panel were located on separate windows. (BC:13339)
37970   Components were displayed incorrectly. (BC:13297)
37977   Graphics pasted from Paint are not always added to the PDF. (BC:13351)
38072   "Add Template to Clipboard" option resulted in an exception error message.
38286   Net names were not overridden by Power Port names if Power Ports were connected via Bus. (BC:13449)
38598   Modification of the numeration of compiled sheets is not saved (BC:13586)
38717   Added ability to add parameters to Wires. (BC:11099)
38746   The order of parameters drawing is changed during updating from the library as well as after deleting and performing an undo. (BC:13719)
38929   The grid in the symbol editor is not always aligned to the origin.
40246   The Model Pin Designator was not saved after editing in the Model Map dialog. (BC:14182)
40477   The cutter box graphics in the "Break Wire" tool became invisible when placed over a harness signal object.
40737   'Not fitted' graphics were not centered over the component. (BC:24228,14209)
40871   The interactive PDF navigation for ports and offsheet connectors does not work in flat designs.
41161   Large grey rectangles were incorrectly displayed instead of grey bold net lines when generating the Schematic to PDF. (BC:13824)
41194   Schematic symbol graphics did not maintain rotation after reloading Schematic.
41239   Autocomplete naming function in the Schematic obstructed the ability to customize Port names.
41429   When a Library Report was generated, the graphics were incorrect.
42647   When multiple objects were selected and moved in the schematic library document, the selected objects disappeared. (BC:14832)
ROUTING-3530    An issue caused infinitely repeating error messages to occur when attempting to modify an existing accordion in some cases.
34900   Added support for component collision checking between component courtyards (objects placed on a component layer pair defined as Courtyard), these are used when there are no 3D Body objects in the components. (BC:3146)
37152   3D body created in SolidWorks 2020 SP1 could not be added in Altium Designer, with no warning message appearing when attempted.
38592   Improved performance for Pad/Via selection with open properties panel and preview enabled
38652   The delay value in the PCB panel did not change after the parameters that affected the xSignal value were changed, then saved in the Layer Stack Manager.
39006   Added polar grid coordinates to Properties panel and Heads Up Display (HUD). (BC:590)
39008   Added the ability to place an image on PCB layer using the Place>Graphic command. PNG, BMP, JPG and SVG formats supported. (BC:10969)
39082   ActiveRoute command ignored 'No Net' Polygon and Region objects.
39159   DRC did not report two or more pins with no connected nets as short circuits. (BC:13783)
39180   Exception error occurred when saving a PCB Library after custom grid settings were changed.(BC:13713)
39247   View Configuration panel custom settings were not saved on certain PCBs.
40241   Changing the line radius when placing a line does not work correctly. (BC:14137)
40279   Track width for hatched polygons is not working when hidden and the track width value in the preview differs from the hidden preview. (BC:14225)
40287   The Remove Unused Pad Shapes' command did not work correctly with offset holes. (BC:9744)
40298   When a selected object that has a room within the selected object was moved, the reference point was changed. (BC:371)
40410   Clearance miscalculation when running a Design Rule Check as a result of factoring slot size and ignoring hole length.(BC:11879)
40462   Interactive Routing resulted in a large memory leak when the Swapping option was enabled in the project design.
40618   An issue caused cutouts to be ignored by the Board Outline Clearance for silkscreens, resulting in a design rule violation to be generated. (BC:9144)
40773   Added the ability to save PCB 3D prints using the File>Export command in *.png, *.jpg, and *.bmp formats. (BC:1397)
40778   Mechanical layers are now displayed in the PCB 3D mode. (BC:301)
40782   The ability to orient with polar grids while moving or dragging rooms or multiple selected components has been added. (BC:9988)
40792   Added 'Remove Loops with Vias' option to Routing Properties panel. (BC:8781)
41122   Added an option in the Advanced Settings dialog to set layer sorting modes.
41182   The Copy All Objects Touching the Room command does not update polygon and via nets for a new channel. (BC:11653)
41348   The accuracy of the selection of tuning patterns has been improved.
41354   Invalid layers are no longer displayed in the layers list for Component placement. (BC:9114)
41425   3D bodies are missing in exported STEP files.
41502   Added "+/-" buttons for rotation to the 3D Body Properties panel. (BC:8583)
41503   Added number keyboard shortcuts for 3D view controls. (BC:7726)
41656   Improved the speed of saving PCB documents on network drive. (BC:2399)
41801   Added dedicated snapping to arc centers.
41826   Added ability to pour modified polygons during Design Rule Check.
42006   Added "Quick Routing" and "Quick Differential Pair Routing" commands to the Route menu.
42087   When trying to route on specific PCBs, the 'Simbeor error. Failed to add material' message is displayed. (BC:14645)
42146   Snapping on the current layer snaps to the Keep-Out layer.
42179   Optimal Void Rotation options was added for polygon. (BC:4314)
42403   In the Layer Stack Manager, added a top panel with modification buttons, the ability to add new types of layers, and in Draftsman, added new layers of support.
39519   Silkscreen primitives for the Board Assembly View were not correctly drawn. (BC:12405)
42061   The "VersionControl_ProjFolderRevNumber" and "VersionControl_RevNumber" special strings were not updated in the Draftsman PDF document after being released and instead displayed a "not in version control" error.
38800   UI themes support and high DPI support have been added in certain dialogs and editors.
39108   Context menus were not rendered on the second monitor if the main monitor had 4K resolution and High DPI.
40161   Error occurred when generating prints when no 'No-ERC Markers with Symbols' options in the Schematic Print Properties dialog were enabled.
41733   Outjob dialog popup window is now resizable horizontally. (BC:6227)
42008   Restored "Save As" command in right-click menu options for single documents in the Projects panel (BC:14701).
42570   Converting polygons to region objects resulted in a Scripting error.
Data Management
35873   When the Item Manager Automatch option was used, the correct footprint was not selected.
36764   PDF schematic output jobs generated by the Release Manager with the Version Control Revision number resulted in the PDF 'Not in Version Control'.
36880   'Description' parameter column has been added to the Single Component Editor. (BC:12077) (BC:7192)
38668   Added ability to save the component selection after the Refresh command has been used. (BC:13295)
39500   Added the ability to use the "Update to the Latest Revision" command for alternate parts in an ActiveBOM document.
40615   An error appeared after a BOM PDF that contained an image was generated through the PDF Output job container. (BC:14020)
40946   Nexus Client did not show server project templates when "Sign in automatically" and TC2 configuration was used.
40954   'Where Used' section from the Components panel did not display Project Template items.
40955   It was not possible to mouse scroll the scroll bar of the Template's drop-down menu.
41312   The Components panel now supports Simulation Model browsing.
41469   Catastrophic failure when columns grouping was enabled in the Components panel.
41599   Simulation Models Panel to browse the model from the Local libraries storage and Simulation Generic Component Library
41617   Mapping schemas are now supported for component references in DBLibs during Library Migration.
41799   Warning message regarding the disabled Data Management server continued to pop up unnecessarily during startup.
41811   The Manufacturer Part Search Panel now supports Simulation model browsing.
41835   Parameters' visibility in the Properties panel component area is now managed by the user.
41888   The 'VersionControl_ProjFolderRevNumber' and 'VersionControl_RevNumber' special strings were not updated for PDF documents that were generated during project release.
41950   Customize the browse model based on Components panel in Local libraries according to the model UI
42067   The Components panel has updated how Simulation models are previewed.
39372   Added an ability to import Pspice schematic files with connected models
40701   A new schematic and symbol library file format has been added to the KiCAD importer.
41034   Stroke Text was incorrectly exported to DXF/DXG as individual tracks. (BC:10437)
41594   Ansys exported .edb file resulted in incorrect layer assignment for single-layer pads.
40088   Fourier Analysis has been added to the Simulation dashboard.
40102   Support has been added for switching between SPICE formats - LTSpice, PSpice, and MixedSim.
40542   Added output expressions window in the simulation dashboard.
41001   Added support for SPICE libraries in the Components panel.
41109   Transient Analysis UIC flag is now included in Mixed Simulation.
41110   The Run buttons are now disabled if the verification was unsuccessful or was not up-to-date.
41112   Added the ability to select the probe or source from the dashboard to open the Properties panel.
41214   A new feature automatically assigns models for R, L, C components from the Simulation dashboard.
41215   A feature has been added that allows you to choose the source of the included simulation model in the SimModel window.
41216   All simulation models of a project are now stored in a single model file.
41285   Simulation data is now shown on Descriptions according to the type - Probe or Expression.
41299   The Simulation Properties panel has been updated with new features.
41309   Simulation profiles are now autoloaded.
41475   The Simulation profiles processing has been updated as project documents displayed in the Projects panel.
41483   The Component Library of the SimModel window has been updated to account for Altium 365 Simulation.
41505   The feature to sweep parameters in the Parameter sweep by Decade, Octave, and List has been added.
41600   Simulation global parameters, errors, and warnings have been added to the Simulation dashboard.
41749   The models of all placed components are now stored in a special cache library.
41810   The Simulation Model verification is now available in the Sim Model Window.
42047   The Simulation process has been sped up with interactive Descriptionting data.
42051   A new feature allows you to set the color of the probe's Description in the Simulation Dashboard.
42114   The Simulation data of unlocked transient analysis is now displayed in the Probe Window.
42119   Global parameters defined in the NSX text blocks are now displayed in the Advanced Settings Window as disabled items.
42423   Improved Pin Mapping is released for the Simulation models.   

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Product: Altium Designer
Version: 21.0.8 Build 223 (beta)
Supported Architectures: x64
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Language: english
System Requirements: PC *
Size: 2.6 Gb

Below are the recommended and minimum system requirements to install and run Altium Designer.

Recommended System Requirements

- Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit only), Windows 8 (64-bit only), or Windows 10 (64-bit only) Intel Core i7 processor or equivalent
- 16GB RAM
- 10GB hard disk space (Install + User Files)
- High performance graphics card (supporting DirectX 10 or better), such as GeForce GTX 1060/Radeon RX 470
- Dual monitors with 2560x1440 (or better) screen resolution
- 3D mouse for 3D PCB design, such as the Space Navigator
- Adobe Reader (version XI or later for 3D PDF viewing)
- Internet Connection
- Up to date Web browser
- Microsoft Office 32-bit or 64-bit (Microsoft Excel required for BOM, Microsoft Access required for DbLibs). 64-bit Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 (required for DbLibs) - this is included in Microsoft Office 64-bit, but not included in Microsoft Office 32-bit). If you are running 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Altium Design software, see Using Database Libraries with 32-bit and 64-bit Altium Design Software on the same Computer.

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