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Eagle V6.6.0 Released
« on: June 03, 2014, 03:40:10 am »
Hi all,

V6.6.0 is out. Here's the update log.

Ian.



Release notes for EAGLE 6.6.0
=============================

* Miscellaneous:

  - Member value of UL_ATTRIBUTE now always returns the attribute's value
    (also if it's from an instance, where the value is always inherited from the
    part attribute).
  - Added missing documentation on member xrefpart of UL_SCHEMATIC object.
  - If a ULP is started from a wire context menu, the wire's selection state
    (first, second or both endpoints) can now be queried in the ULP with ingroup().
  - Improved messages for ULP function neterror() in case of SSL error(s).
    Added a note on SSL errors to ULP net functions in help.
  - Improved help of TEXT regarding the vector font setting.
  - Added SET parameter Option.UnpopulatedMarkScaling to allow scaling down
    the mark of not populated parts in the current assembly variant.
  - Allow upper/lowercase renaming of an assembly variant.
  - Display of a warning with cancel option before a drawing from an older
    version (before version 6) gets overwritten.
  - Added new ULP function sleep().
  - Library update: Information to the user about devicesets that are used in
    schematic but can't be found in the corresponding update library.
  - Added a restriction note in help on ingroup() in relation with userdefined
    context menus.
  - Update in help for maximum sizes related to pads, smds, vias, wires,
    polygons and holes from 0.51602 inch to 200 mm and for board size from
    1600x1600mm to 4000x4000mm.
  - Added a note in help on XML attribute order on ULP functions for XML.
  - New ULP Felicitas_PCBSim.ulp which creates an interface to PCBSim,
    a simulation tool for signal integrity analysis.
  - If an assembly variant is being defined for a part with library attribute
    'VALUE' the variant value is now set according to this attribute.
  - New ULP EagleIDFExporter.ulp. It allows the export of an EAGLE board
    to 3D IDF format for further processing in a 3D CAD system. See also
    EagleIDFExporterInstructions.pdf in doc folder.

* Bugfixes:

  - REPLACE with devices containing attribute VALUE: Update of part value
    accordingly for all cases.
  - Avoid misinterpretation of cutout polygons in packages as arbitrary pad shape.
  - Fix for mouse support for WACOM tablet driver.
  - Fix for swallowing of backslashes in TEXT command invoked from command line.
  - Fix for erroneous changing of dimension endpoints in MOVE command if selected
    by ctrl-click.
  - Fixed possible ignoring of prerouted segments by the autorouter (with possible
    DRC errors).
  - Fixed unjustified message about supply layers if updating drawings of an
    older EAGLE version.
  - Avoid duplicate contact references in the signal if connecting an implicitly
    connected power pin to this net explicitly.
  - Fixed handling of oversized description lines in the XML drawing file.
  - Fixed an occasional hangup of ULP dialogs if an additional confirmation
    dialog has been canceled.
  - Fix for using the proper net class while subtracting wires of pads with
    "Arbitrary Pad Shapes" from polygons.
  - Fixed missing message about insufficient number of contacts if adding a symbol.
    There was a problem if multiple contacts were connected to the same pin.
  - Fixed CUT (COPY) in schematic if a ULP used setgroup() on other sheets.
  - Fix for occasionally not displayed images in HTML descriptions.
  - Fixed loss of parameters for Autorouter default optimize passes if updating
    files to version 6.
  - Ensuring proper update for values of assembly variants after
    CHANGE PACKAGE/TECHNOLOGY in case of parts without user value by adapting
    it to the corresponding device name.
  - Fix for inconsistency after library update if a new device attribute
    collides with an existing schematic attribute.
  - Fixed skipping polygon wires with zero length but different curve values
    while loading drawings.
  - ULP function dlgRealEdit: Corrected warning if valid range is violated.
  - Fix for context menu function 'Open Device' for instances and elements in
    case of special package variant names.
  - Fix for erroneous inconsistency warning after creation of a board from schematic
    if the current assembly variant is not the default one.
  - Fixed unintended execution of the 'if' statement in ULPs if there was already
    an exit() in the 'if' condition.
  - Fix for showing a signal in rectangle mode (command 'SHOW @') if it only
    consists of a contact reference to a pad or SMD.
  - Fixed SPLIT on polygon wires; under certain conditions a wire could change
    to zero length and corrupt the polygon.
  - Fix for inconsistency after library update with existing assembly variants
    for device change from 'Value Off' to 'Value On' or name changes of the
    package variant or technology.
Ian Johnston
www.ianjohnston.com
Manufacturer of the PDVS2
 


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