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Altium Designer 6.9:新功能介紹 (Whats New in Altium Designer 6.9) Part.1

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    Altium Designer 6.9:新功能介紹 (Whats New in Altium Designer 6.9) Part.1

    Altium Designer 6.9:新功能介紹 (Whats New in Altium Designer 6.9) Part.1

    Summary

    Altium Designer  6.9
    針對 3D 帶來顯著的改進,PCB視覺化設計的改善 更完善的系統功能。
    Altium Designer 開發工程師在開發軟體時,是根據客戶所提供的意見來改進。


    Altium understands that improving the electronic product design platform isn't just about adding new features,
    but also about refining and strengthening existing ones.
    Electronics technology moves fast and your design systems need to keep up.

     

    Altium Designer 6.9 delivers a number of enhancements designed to increase your effectiveness,
    improving features you depend upon to deliver better designs faster.
    PCB Visualization has been further enhanced with new 3D STEP technologies. STEP,
    the STandard for the Exchange of Product model data is becoming a preferred standard
    for ECAD to MCAD data exchange - allowing transfer of 3D models between CAD applications.

     

    Embedded tools support for FPGA developed continues to improve,
    enabling you to take advantage of core technology from your favorite third party vendor.
    Expanding options for peripherals, this release delivers two new and one updated peripheral cores
    as well as context-sensitive help support for C keywords and standard functions.

     

    With this release, new web updating through the web portal will be introduced as
    a means of taking advantage of a wide range of future online services yet to come!

     

    These are just some of the new enhancements delivered by this significant new release of Altium Designer.
    To learn more about the new capabilities and productivity benefits offered in Altium Designer 6.9, read on!

    New - STEP Models into 3D Bodies

    When visualizing PCBs and components in 3D, it's now possible to import 3D STEP models
    to represent component bodies to provide further realism.

    STEP models can be loaded directly into component footprints in the PCB Library Editor.

    The associated3D Body dialog now features a Model section allowing you to load,
    update or remove STEP model files quickly and easily.

    New commands in the PCB Library Editor Tools menu and 3D Body dialog
    have also been introduced to accurately manipulate and orient STEP models in the 3D workspace.


    Figure 1. Amazing transformation of your component bodies in 3D using STEP models are now possible.

    Viewing the models is easy - once you're in 3D mode,
    hit the 'L' shortcut key to bring up View Configurations dialog and turn on the Show Step Models checkbox.

    New - 3D STEP Export

    Altium Designer 6.9 expands new STEP
    support to include exporting a 3D STEP format file to your preferred mechanical CAD system.

    With the introduction of 3D Visualization in the PCB
    Editor, complete boards can be exported as 3D STEP AP214 file format.

    Figure 2. Export options allow you to customize output according to all or selected components,
    Step models or Extruded Component Shapes, and All or selected Holes.

    The new 3D export feature is launched from the PCB Editor,
    File » Save As. Simply change the Save As file type to Step File (*.step,* .stp) and press Save.

    New - 3D Origin Marker

    New tools in Altium Designer 6.9 help accurately orient and
    position imported STEP Models in the 3D workspace, the first of these being the 3D Origin Marker.

    The Physical Materials page of the View Configurations dialog has options
    to display an origin marker when in 3D view mode.
    The marker represents the 0, 0, 0 positions for the X, Y, and Z-axis respectively.

    New - Transparent Layer Mode Options


    Further complementing the capabilities of PCB Visualization,
    additional options in the PCB Preferences give added flexibility when working with Transparent Layer Modes.

    Layer ordering allows more control over the layer drawing order for transparent layer modes.
    Full Brightness and Ordered Blending (shown below) enables the current
    or selected layer to appear on top of other layers (according to the Layer Drawing Order)
    in transparent layer mode and also for the colors of objects in transparent layer modes
    to have improved brightness and contrast.

      
     

    Figure 4. Transparent Mode is shown with Full Brightness on the left, and in Ordered Blending on the right.

    New - 3D Shadow and Object Color by Layer


    This effect can be easily added to your 3D design
    through the Preferences dialog giving enhanced visibility in dense designs.

    Shadowing can only be seen when viewing the PCB from above which helps prevent confusion
    between the viewing the top and bottom of the board.

    As a complement to shadowing, there is also Object Color by Layer option
    in the Physical Materials page of the View Configurations dialog |
    that allows display of objects either in their system-based 2D layer color or using the colors specified in the dialog

    New - 3D Image onto Clipboard


    3D image to clipboard takes a snapshot of the main design window view
    in 3D and stores it as a bitmap on the Windows clipboard for pasting into other applications.

    Whatever is displayed in the main window of Altium Designer (bar panels and dialog boxes)
    is what will be placed on the clipboard.
    You even have control over the resolution of the bitmap image.

    New - STEP Models into 3D Bodies

    When visualizing PCBs and components in 3D, it's now possible to import 3D STEP models
    to represent component bodies to provide further realism.

    STEP models can be loaded directly into component footprints in the PCB Library Editor.

    The associated3D Body dialog now features a Model section allowing you to load,
    update or remove STEP model files quickly and easily.

    New commands in the PCB Library Editor Tools menu and 3D Body dialog
    have also been introduced to accurately manipulate and orient STEP models in the 3D workspace.


    Figure 1. Amazing transformation of your component bodies in 3D using STEP models are now possible.

    Viewing the models is easy - once you're in 3D mode,
    hit the 'L' shortcut key to bring up View Configurations dialog and turn on the Show Step Models checkbox.

    New - 3D STEP Export

    Altium Designer 6.9 expands new STEP
    support to include exporting a 3D STEP format file to your preferred mechanical CAD system.

    With the introduction of 3D Visualization in the PCB
    Editor, complete boards can be exported as 3D STEP AP214 file format.

    Figure 2. Export options allow you to customize output according to all or selected components,
    Step models or Extruded Component Shapes, and All or selected Holes.

    The new 3D export feature is launched from the PCB Editor,
    File » Save As. Simply change the Save As file type to Step File (*.step,* .stp) and press Save.

    New - 3D Origin Marker

    New tools in Altium Designer 6.9 help accurately orient and
    position imported STEP Models in the 3D workspace, the first of these being the 3D Origin Marker.

    The Physical Materials page of the View Configurations dialog has options
    to display an origin marker when in 3D view mode.
    The marker represents the 0, 0, 0 positions for the X, Y, and Z-axis respectively.

    New - Transparent Layer Mode Options


    Further complementing the capabilities of PCB Visualization,
    additional options in the PCB Preferences give added flexibility when working with Transparent Layer Modes.

    Layer ordering allows more control over the layer drawing order for transparent layer modes.
    Full Brightness and Ordered Blending (shown below) enables the current
    or selected layer to appear on top of other layers (according to the Layer Drawing Order)
    in transparent layer mode and also for the colors of objects in transparent layer modes
    to have improved brightness and contrast.

      
     

    Figure 4. Transparent Mode is shown with Full Brightness on the left, and in Ordered Blending on the right.

    New - 3D Shadow and Object Color by Layer


    This effect can be easily added to your 3D design
    through the Preferences dialog giving enhanced visibility in dense designs.

    Shadowing can only be seen when viewing the PCB from above which helps prevent confusion
    between the viewing the top and bottom of the board.

    As a complement to shadowing, there is also Object Color by Layer option
    in the Physical Materials page of the View Configurations dialog |
    that allows display of objects either in their system-based 2D layer color or using the colors specified in the dialog

    New - 3D Image onto Clipboard


    3D image to clipboard takes a snapshot of the main design window view
    in 3D and stores it as a bitmap on the Windows clipboard for pasting into other applications.

    Whatever is displayed in the main window of Altium Designer (bar panels and dialog boxes)
    is what will be placed on the clipboard.
    You even have control over the resolution of the bitmap image.



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