Hotfix 1.4.1 released July 2017 - Read about it here.
CS v1.4 is the easiest professional PCB design tool to use, with the 1.4 release now making it easier than ever to transition your historical Eagle™ data into a modern tool, with the peace of mind that you will have continued access to your design files today, tomorrow, and into the future. In summary, enhancements include:
• addition of classes to PCB and Schematic editors
• improved design rules in PCB to allow the use of Net, Component, Pad, and Polygon classes in rule definitions
• more than 20 enhancements made specifically to make it easier to switch from Eagle to CircuitStudio, including
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Of particular note in this release, is the addition of Classes.
Within the Schematic editor, Net Classes can be generated using the new Net Class directive and Component Classes are automatically generated for each Schematic Sheet within the hierarchy.
Within the PCB editor a new Classes dialog is available on the Home tab in the Design Rules section, and this can be used to create Pad, Polygon, Component, Layer, and Net Classes.
Design rules in PCB have been improved to allow the use of Net, Component, Pad, and Polygon classes in rule definitions.
In addition to the above, the transition from Eagle™ to CircuitStudio is now easier and better than ever, with more than 20 enhancements made specifically to ease this migration, including the ability to directly open Eagle™ design files, and the ability to add Eagle™ libraries directly to the Libraries panel. Make sure to check out What’s New and the Release Notes.
If you are already a CircuitStudio user, these improvements will help to increase your efficiency and allow better control over your design flow. If you are considering CircuitStudio now is the perfect time to make the move as we are currently running a special promotion for Eagle™ users, so come check it out and take advantage of this amazing offer while it lasts! http://www.altium.com/eagle-switch/circuitstudio/#page1
Updating To CircuitStudio
1. Select View >> Start to open the Home page
2. Select Licenses from the My Account pull-down menu and sign in if
3. Select Extensions and Updates from the My Account pull-down menu.
4. From the Extensions & Updates page, click the Updates tab.
5. Click the CircuitStudio 1.4.0 (Build 84) update link to start the
6. Restart CircuitStudio (restart notification window will pop up)
Alternatively, do a fresh install with http://www.circuitstudio.com/download
The update is also available to download and install via the Update System in CircuitStudio.
#244 EAGLE Importer - Improved text alignment.
#340 EAGLE Importer - Improved display of net labels on schematic wires.
#346 EAGLE Importer - Improved NetClasses support.
#348 EAGLE Importer - Improved the import of pad objects.
#355 EAGLE Importer - Improved mounting hole support in footprints.
#357 EAGLE Importer - Improved tRestrict and bRestrict layer support.
#369 EAGLE Importer - DRC track width is now supported correctly.
#370 EAGLE Importer - Improved support for solder mask rules.
#371 EAGLE Importer - Improved support for paste mask rules.
#373 EAGLE Importer - Improved support for polygon clearance.
#388 EAGLE Importer - Added support for opening EAGLE files instead of importing.
#390 EAGLE Importer - Added support to import Eagle libraries directly to library panel.
#399 EAGLE Importer - PCB silkscreen layers now import correctly.
#400 EAGLE Importer - Added support for hierarchical schematics to Eagle Importer.
#408 EAGLE Importer - Added support for an unconnected wire to Eagle Importer.
#413 EAGLE Importer - Via tenting settings are imported correctly.
#414 EAGLE Importer - Test pads now import onto the correct layer.
#415 EAGLE Importer - SPIN property on text now imports correctly.
#432 EAGLE Importer - Added parameters for symbol, gate, device and deviceset names.
#444 EAGLE Importer - Added support for multi-line text outputs for PCB.
#459 EAGLE Importer - Improved Hole to Hole clearance rule support.
#461 EAGLE Importer - Improved Minimum Annual Ring support.
#494 EAGLE Importer - Improved text positioning issues on overlay layers.
#497 EAGLE Importer - Polygons are now included in polygon classes.
#268 Added process to cancel subscription and notify customer if their subscription renewal cannot be completed after 3 processing attempts.
#307 Fixed an issue where the STEP output crashes for a Teensy 3.2 ARM dev board.
#332 Added Single Layer Mode toggle options.
#338 Fixed a bug where creating primitives from board shape doesn't include cutouts if "route tool online" is selected.
#359 Fixed a bug that would not allow changing the default primitives using the TAB key.
#360 Fixed a login issue with using an existing account created for a trial version with a new account.
#365 Added "Bring to Front" and "Send to Back" commands for polygons.
#402 Fixed a crash in PCB while interactively routing and using recursive via placement.
#422 Fixed a bug where pad Top-Middle-Bottom padstack X-Size and Y-Size are not saved for Middle and Bottom.
#424 Added NetClass support to HoleSize rule.
#428 Fixed import from schematic (ECO), so that PCB footprints are created in the correct place.
#453 Fixed a bug that caused a footprint to not be found in IntLib libraries that have been created with footprints that weren't linked with the "Library Path".
#455 Fixed a bug where the component name was missing from the Browse Libraries Footprint View.
#467 Added Page Setup options to Generate outputs files.
#471 Fixed a bug that caused the annotation menu to be empty if a document was deleted from a project.
#479 Added ability to download personal ALF files from a browser.
#480 Fixed some issues and made improvements to the Account Sign In window.
#481 Added login/logout items to the My Account drop down menu.
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