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Offline kaz911

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New CS v1.3 on the way - or available maybe possibly
« on: October 08, 2016, 04:08:46 pm »
I was just reading doc's when I spotted the "release notes"
http://documentation.circuitstudio.com/display/CSTU/New+in+CircuitStudio

My built in check-for-updates have not spotted the update yet and I'm too lazy to install manually (if it is even what you get if you install now)

New Features:
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Manufacturing Rules
CircuitStudio 1.3 features a number of manufacturing-related design rules to help constrain your board further, and to ensure that what you layout in the software can meet requirements of the fabrication house when physically spinning the board.

Minimum Annular Ring Acute Angle Hole Size Layer Pairs Hole to Hole Clearance Minimum Solder Mask Sliver Silk to Solder Mask Clearance Silk to Silk Clearance


Redesigned Home Page
CircuitStudio 1.3 delivers a fresh new Home/Start page, providing a clean, streamlined, and intuitive new-look, along with updates to key pages including the My Account page.


Support for In-App Purchases and Renewals
CircuitStudio 1.3 brings you the ability to purchase new licenses for your software, directly from within the software. Simply set up a Payment Profile, with billing information and at least one defined payment method, and you're up and running to buy a license while browsing your account.

Support for IPC-2581 Fabrication Output
Support has been added in this release for the IPC-2581 Standard. This is an XML-based single file format that incorporates a rich range of board fabrication data – from layer stackup details though to full pad/routing /component information and the Bill Of Materials (BOM). To access this new feature, the IPC2581 extension must be installed (accessed from the Extensions & Updates » Purchased tab of your My Account page). With the extension installed, the IPC-2581 option becomes available with the other outputs under the Outputs | Fabrication section of the ribbon menu.
 
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Re: New CS v1.3 on the way - or available maybe possibly
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2016, 09:45:28 pm »
I noticed this yesterday and wondered if it was a typo, obviously not..

https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-83383/l/terms-and-conditions-for-altium-circuitstudio-v13-design-competition

My trial on 1.2 would crash form time to time, perhaps this will have some bug fixes too.  Although running it up it doesn't offer an update for me either.
 

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Re: New CS v1.3 on the way - or available maybe possibly
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2016, 10:32:35 pm »
I just installed on my notebook from the website and got 1.2 so they have not released it.

The documentation is also ALL over the place with many doc's sent in the "review" garbage bin. So I guess they are overhauling the Doc's website at the moment.

But still sweating and working hard on getting used to Altium :) but apart from a few crashes during my 1 month test - the last 2 weeks I have not had any crashes..
 

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Re: New CS v1.3 on the way - or available maybe possibly
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 12:59:33 pm »
Apparently v1.3 is still in beta, according to a reply on the Farnell "support" page.
 

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Re: New CS v1.3 on the way - or available maybe possibly
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 10:51:10 pm »
Anyone got their hands on v1.3 yet?

A chap on the e14 forum updated to it, but my copy doesn't show any updates available.
 

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Re: New CS v1.3 on the way - or available maybe possibly
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 07:12:45 pm »
Hi all,

1.3 is available now.

Ian.
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Manufacturer of the PDVS2 & PDVS2mini
 
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Re: New CS v1.3 on the way - or available maybe possibly
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 08:27:25 pm »
Hi all,

1.3 is available now.

Ian.

:) Release date : 19/10 - availability date ... > 26/11/2016 hmm....
 

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Re: New CS v1.3 on the way - or available maybe possibly
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2016, 01:21:30 pm »
Looks like the only substantial performance upgrade, this time around, is expanded design rules and IPC-2581 output (although I've never used/needed IPC-2581 reports).

I was hoping for an embedded Gerber editor like Camtastic, and "Find Similar Objects" like Altium.

Added file importation from Circuit Maker and Eagle will be good for those users, and likely expand the user base, which will likely lead to further advances in performance and features.

Circuit Studio is still a bargain, particularly with the new pricing schedule.
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Re: New CS v1.3 on the way - or available maybe possibly
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2016, 09:51:33 pm »
I still find it moronic I can't import "later" than v5/v6 Altium PCB files... Lots of examples and manuf. files are available in Altium format - but nobody saves in v5/v6 format any longer.

So then I need do download schematic & pcb in Eagle or other format and HOPE it works (it usually does not work very well i find - lots of lost bindings etc.
 


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