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Altium releases upgraded version of Altium Designer

Posted: 26 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Altium? Altium Designer 6.3?

Altium Ltd announced the release of Altium Designer 6.3, its latest unified electronic product development solution.

According to Altium, the product delivers a number of new features that aims to accelerate the design process and includes upgraded translation capabilities for migration to Altium Designer from other systems such as OrCAD and PADS. Altium Designers unified approach enables design engineers to take advantage of the options provided by soft design, the company said.

Altium Designer 6.3 includes features that aim to accelerate design for current Altium Designer users. The update is reported to have a visual performance increase in the PCB editor with a new hardware-accelerated graphics engine that uses DirectX technologies. Altium added that there are speed increases of around 20x when zooming and panning, improving the redraw speed. The product also introduces native support for 3D rendering directly in the PCB editor.

The Altium Designer 6.3 release is free for all Altium Designer 6 license holders and will be available in June for immediate download.

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