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Try These New Features in Altium Designer 22.9
September 23, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY What’s New in Altium Designer? The newest enhancements in Altium Designer 22.9 include design reuse updates, a variant update, and an extension of commenting features: Variant improvement in schematics - AD22.9 brings even more improvements to variant creation and management. New tools help streamline creation and management of design variants. Add comments to your BOM - The much-loved commenting feature is
Try These Feature Upgrades in Altium Designer 22.7
September 9, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY What’s New in Altium Designer? Collaboration and data management features see new enhancements in Altium Designer 22.7. In this announcement, users have access to new commenting and secure repository connection upgrades: Comments & Tasks for Draftsman - The project commenting features now extend into Draftsman documents. All comments in a Draftsman document will be available through a connected Workspace
The Newest Feature Upgrades in Altium Designer 22.7
August 26, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY New This Month in Altium Designer Altium Designer 22.7 offers new schematic and layout features that help you supercharge your design experience. This newest announcement focuses on three productivity features in variants, the PCB Editor, and the Schematic Editor: Support For Paste Mask in Variants - Need to change paste mask expansion in a PCBA variant? Altium Designer now gives you the control to specify this
Come See the Upgrades in Altium Designer 22.7
August 12, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY New This Month in Altium Designer Take control of your design workflow in Altium Designer 22.7 with new commenting and repository management features. This newest announcement focuses on new commenting and secure repository connection upgrades: Comments & Tasks for Draftsman - The project commenting features now extend into Draftsman documents. All comments in a Draftsman document will be available through a
The Newest Upgrades to Altium Designer 22.7
July 22, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY New This Month in Altium Designer Altium Designer 22.7 gives users productivity during schematic capture with the newest productivity upgrades in the schematic editor. This month’s announcement focuses on new schematic capture upgrades: Control of Paste Mask Output for Variants - Users can now control Paste Mask outputs for a variant as part of that variant’s definition. When enabled, the paste mask for that
New Schematic Capture Upgrades in Altium Designer 22.6
July 8, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY New This Month in Altium Designer The new release of Altium Designer 22.6 brings important schematic capture improvements that further align Altium Designer with the needs of modern design engineers. This month’s announcement focuses on new schematic capture upgrades: Multi-functional Pins - Many modern integrated circuits have multifunctional pins. Now users can program pin names into parts and select pin
More New Features in Altium Designer 22.5
June 24, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY New This Month in Altium Designer The newest features available in Altium Designer 22.5 have been released and are available for download. To upgrade your AD22 to the newest version and take advantage of all available upgrades, navigate to the Updates page from the Extensions and Updates window. Here’s a few of the changes you’ll find in the newest version of Altium Designer: Filtered Text Search - Have you ever
New Features and Upgrades in Altium Designer 22.5
June 10, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY New This Month in Altium Designer The newest features available in Altium Designer 22.5 have been released and are available for download. To upgrade your AD22 to the newest version and take advantage of all available upgrades, navigate to the Updates page from the Extensions and Updates window. Here’s a few of the changes you’ll find in the newest version of Altium Designer: More Productive - Improvements in the
Altium Helps De-Risk Your Bill of Materials
The new Supply Chain Resilience report from Spectra helps you identify at-risk parts in your BOM. Stay ahead of inventory challenges with Spectra.
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A new product from Nexar offers free supply chain insights and analysis. Altium offers everything needed to stay ahead of the supply chain.
Staying on Top of the Supply Chain with Altium: Avoiding Supply Chain Disruptions in PCB Assembly
April 8, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY Latest From Altium To help you navigate supply chain disruptions and identify at-risk parts, Octopart users can now access the new Inventory History feature. When viewing select components on Octopart, users can see how component stocks have changed over time across authorized distributors. Learn more about Inventory History on Octopart Conquer Supply Chain Challenges in Altium Designer 22 Altium Designer 22 takes
Altium 365 gets SOC 2 certification, new design tools, and more!
March 25, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY Latest From Altium After passing an independent audit from KPMG LLC, we are proud to announce that the Altium 365 platform is System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 1 certified. Altium 365 meets or exceeds important industry standards surrounding security, regulatory compliance, and data privacy. Learn more about SOC 2 certification New Advanced Design Features in Altium Designer 22 Altium Designer 22 takes
Parts Insights, Manufacturing, and more from AltiumLive!
During AltiumLive 2022 CONNECT, we announced Altimade, developed in partnership with MacroFab. Altimade provides a cloud-based solution for releasing projects to manufacturing in MacroFab’s network of North America factories via the Altium 365 platform.
Get the latest on the Altium Designer 22 release and more!
February 18, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY The newest release of Altium Designer brings users new supply chain insights, DFM features, and additional simulation features in SPICE. The biggest enhancements in this newest release include: Simulation The SPICE simulation package in Altium Designer now includes Monte Carlo. Results can be displayed in an easy-to-read histogram for sensitivity analysis. Assembly Solder paste settings have been improved to
OnTrack Newsletter: Altium and IPC form Partnership, Fab Notes and Food for your Brain - November 2021
November 2021 VOL. 5 No. 5 Full Article | Watch Video | Brain Food IPC joins Altium as Newest Nexar Ecosystem Partner Recently IPC and Altium formally announced that IPC is joining the growing body of the Nexar ecosystem. In this interview, we talk to David Bergman, VP of standards and technology at IPC. He talks about how he thinks this new partnership will bring bi-directional value to both organizations. Read Full Article What's In PCB
OnTrack Newsletter: Design WITH Manufacturing, Diff Pairs, Brain Food – October 2021
October 2021 VOL. 5 No. 4 Full Article | Watch Video | Brain Food Design to Manufacturing with a Single Mouse Click Imagine if you could design your circuit board, run simulations, source your parts, generate an accurate BOM, generate your output files and simply press a “send to manufacturing” button all within your design environment? While that may sound like a far-off dream, this interview with Misha Govshteyn from MacroFab will give you