Modern PCB Designer

Release Notes

Version 1.10.0 (April 10, 2021)

A new tool window for 3D preview options:

  • show / hide solder mask
  • change solder mask color
  • change silkscreen color
  • show / hide parts
  • show / hide dielectric

DXF Import for board outline (an experimental feature)

Board output options: allow to change the name and extension of the gerber files. Supports variables.

Board Editor: for a via allow to cover holes on top and bottom with solder mask

Version 1.9.0 (February 28, 2021)

Implemented 'Selection' tool window to filter selection of canvas items.

Add a reference to a library by browsing to path.

[Schematic] Allow to change schematic sheet size.

[Schematic] Electrical Rule Check (ERC) - allow to set rules for Pin types connections, not connected pins or nets with single pin.

[Board] Allow to export and import layer stacks (layers, drill pairs, layer pairs).

[Board] Allow to export and import board rules.

[Board] Improved Assembly Pick and Place output options: set units (mm | inch), field separator, rename column headers.

Version 1.8.0 (December 2, 2020)

[Model Editor] New: Parametric package items

  • Updated System.*.Common libraries to use parametric items
  • Increased System.* libraries version to 1.1.0
  • Updated the deployment with the new version of libraries
  • System.* libraries is now open-source. It can be found on github.

[Board] Option to plot BoardOutline layer type

[Board] Fix: Mechanical layers were not plotted

[Board] Fixes on polygon repouring

[Board] [Footprint] Fix: Render polygons in 3D preview

[Board] Hide dielectric layers in 'Layers' tool window

[Model Editor] Copy - Paste didn't work

[Schematic] Copy - Paste an entire circuit misaligned the circuit with the grid

[Schematic] Copy - Paste an entire circuit was not connecting pins of power type

Various core improvements and fixes.

Version 1.7.0 (September 24, 2020)

[Board] Fix: Showing air wires around origin after a 3D preview.

[Board] Fix: Clearance between poured poly and track was not respected as set from board rules.

[Board] Performance improvements for generating the 3D preview.

[Board] Performance improvements for polygon repouring.

Various core improvements and fixes.

Version 1.6.0 (August 24, 2020)

[Board Editor] Implemented a lock feature to not allow moving.

[Board Editor] Fix: For Smd pads, 'Autogenerate solder mask' property was not respected for preview 3D or Gerber output

[Board Editor] Fix: Having a polygon on the board didn't allow to select other items under it

[Board Editor] Fix: polygon was getting duplicated on save

[Board Editor] Fix: updating board from schematic didn't update pads in a net

[Board Editor] [Preview 3D] Fix: Part on bottom layer - model was shown with wrong orientation

Performance: Selecting multiple items in Overview tool window was very slow.

Various core improvements and fixes.

Version 1.5.0 (July 19, 2020)

Implemented bus on schematic

Show more info about a selected part in both schematic and board editors

Open a solution from windows file explorer

In the board editor, allow to add pads to the board (smd and tht)

Bugfix: [Footprint] [Preview 3D] Pad with offset drill: hole not shown with offset but as the original position (offset 0)

Improved polygon placement

Board editor: added a button that allows to reposition selected components

[Board] Added an option to allow to disable or enable a board rule

For a library show its version in UI

Allow to change layer color and layer name in the 'Layers' tool window

Allow to toggle layer visibility  in the 'Layers' tool window

Version 1.4.0 (May 19, 2020)

Starting with this version all model and footprint generators will also be available on the Light edition.

Added more footprint and model generators for the following:

  • E-Cap
  • SOT 223
  • SOT 23
  • Pin header straight (male and female)
  • DIP
  • SOD
  • Radial LED