On December 18, 2017, Altium Designer 18 was released. This is a major update to the PCB design package.
The main feature of this release is that it is finally 64-bit, something which many users have pushed for as designs have gotten more complex.
The new release also has a dark theme which is easier on the eyes. But Altium is far more than just pretty looking, it’s top notch PCB design software.
I have been very busy with designs in 2017 and I’m looking forward to more design in the coming year. This has made it difficult for me to make updates on the website. I would like to make some posts about the new features of Altium 18 and the major advantages of Altium over packages which some of our clients use such as Eagle.
About the Author
Tige Gibson is an electronics engineer with over 20 years experience in design and manufacturing.