Altium introduced a new Solidworks modeler for Altium Designer. The new application by ECAD / MCAD collaboration experts Desktop EDA is the result of Altium’s first add-on app development partnership. In addition, Altium is working with other developers to bring other apps to electronic designers and is targeting a wider release of the distribution and licensing system later this year.
Altium introduced Altium Designer 2013. The latest release of the tool includes a set of new PCB features, and fixes to core Schematic and PCB tools. Altium Designer 2013 also opens up the DXP platform. The EDA tool makes it easier for engineers to create next generation electronic designs. Altium Designer 2013 is now available for download.
Texas Instruments introduced WEBENCH Schematic Export. The software is a new online tool for exporting analog designs from TI’s WEBENCH Design Center to computer-aided design (CAD) development platforms from Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics and Altium. With WEBENCH Schematic Export, engineers no longer need to manually enter the design into the CAD platform.
Altium introduced the Altium Satellite Vault server application. Altium Satellite Vault is a server-based software application for creating secure, fully managed design data repositories (Satellite Vaults). The tool enables collaborative management of electronic design data across the design, procurement and manufacturing spaces. The Satellite Vault server is included as part of the Altium Subscriber plan ($1,500 USD annually).