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Offline ahbushnell

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Update 1.4.99
« on: July 24, 2017, 01:40:20 AM »
Any thoughts or comments on the new update 1.4.99?
 

Offline ahbushnell

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Re: Update 1.4.99
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 01:47:45 AM »
I found this on element 14

Version 1.4.1
Build: 99 Date: 19 July 2017

549   Fixed a bug where the selected object location is incorrectly offset during rotation, by an amount related to the Current Origin setting.
570   Regression - Fixed bug where parameters dialog was displayed when pressing Esc key.
571   Fixed critical issue with Windows 10 Creators update.
574   Fixed an issue that caused an error during the switching between Structure and Search tabs in Vault Explorer.
 

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Re: Update 1.4.99
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 01:58:25 AM »
From those few notes itseems like they just fixed a very few simple to fix "low hanging fruit" bugs.
From the version number maybe they are going to 1.5 or whatever next which probably would include more substantial features / changes that they have been working on preparing to release for a while.  Just my theory.


 

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Re: Update 1.4.99
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 02:18:54 AM »
I got the number wrong.  It's 1.4.1 (release 99).

 

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Re: Update 1.4.99
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 01:47:10 PM »
I don't feel too confident about the future of CS.
Element14 just published an ebook "Getting Started with Designing your own PCB" (https://www.element14.com/community/community/publications/ebooks/overview) which mentions Eagle, KiCad, and CircuitMaker. I quote:

"There are dozens of PCB CAD software
solutions available to help you design
your first PCB, but three stand out
in terms of ease of use for first-time
designers. I have used each of these
three programs, and I have a preference
for EAGLE CAD, but I am beginning to
use CircuitMaker and KiCAD more often
as their community support grows."

Either e14 is dropping CS or someone in marketing forgot they sell CS.

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Re: Update 1.4.99
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 03:36:56 PM »
I don't feel too confident about the future of CS.
I quote:

"There are dozens of PCB CAD software
solutions available to help you design
your first PCB, but three stand out
in terms of ease of use for first-time
designers. I have used each of these
three programs, and I have a preference
for EAGLE CAD, but I am beginning to
use CircuitMaker and KiCAD more often
as their community support grows."

Either e14 is dropping CS or someone in marketing forgot they sell CS.

Circuit Maker is basically the free version of Circuit Studio.
 

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Re: Update 1.4.99
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 01:27:40 AM »
If I were a betting man, the next CS will be based upon the AD18 code base which is currently under beta (AD18 that is).   AD18 is a large overhaul of the PCB rendering engine, ui, etc.
 

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Re: Update 1.4.99
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 01:57:17 AM »
I am not sure if they are going to bother re-writing any of it at this stage. It isn't really broken and I am not sure what resources they have for CS. They have offloaded all support to Farnell. I emailed them direct and got nothing back.

Be nice to get a voice from the company a bit more indicating what the company plan to do? What updates are planned for next release? When will the next release be? I kinda get the feeling no one is working on CS right now at Altium. They did an update recently which was great to see but we literally have no idea if anything else is being done. I think maybe they drag some programmers off Altium Designer once in a while and say bad luck, your turn to work on CS for a week.


 

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Re: Update 1.4.99
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 07:54:26 AM »
A while ( not that long ) ago there was a post I think from James saying there was going to be a minor update soon and a major update by end of the year. The minor update I think was the 1.4.99. The message stating this seems to be gone, or at least I can't find it anymore. I do not believe Altium cares about this product, it has moved to my regret buying list. I think it was just a tool to grow a phone list to try and sell Designer..... Seriously, ugh.
 

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Re: Update 1.4.99
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2017, 08:33:54 AM »
The product is good and I am happy I bought it. It's not broken just because Altium ignore my email. It's a quality product in my opinion  it just confuses me by how quiet Altium are regarding CS.
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