What is the full list of DSPCB v8.1 new features?

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    Jayx

    Number of new features/updates is really impressive, especially for just the minor version number change. It feels like more than when it was upgraded from v7.1 to v8.0. Also one of the most voted new feature (Zoom one more step) added, fantastic!

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    Michael Egger

    In the list of changes I am still missing a feature to remove part of the paste mask (e.g. needed for Fiducial marks). Any idea when v8.1 will be released?

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    Jayx

    Remove automatic solder paste openings is actually the most voted new feature: https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/208324949-Automatic-solder-paste-openings-as-an-option

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    Michael Egger

    That is the reason why is was wondering that it isn't in the list above!

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    DesignSpark PCB

    Thank you for your comments.
    New features are a combination of many factors, user requests via the community forum and support desk plus by discussions with the developers as to the ease of implementation regarding the current build. Mask editing is high on the list and we hope this will be implanted in a major release next year.

    Regarding fiducials there is a work around until we obtain greater control of this aspect 
    https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003349025-How-can-I-add-a-fiducial-mark-to-my-PCB-

     

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    Rafal Siwek

    Hi. When will we be able to download version 8.1 stable not beta?

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    DesignSpark PCB

     Hi Rafal,

    Thank you for trying our new beta release! We are working on new official version and hopefully we will be able to release it soon, but first we would like to be sure that everything works ok.:)

     

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    Stephen Hughes

    Is there a list of fixes available for 8.1? In particular, is the issue with Technology Files which has been going on for a year or so been fixed yet? That's quite a serious one so I hope so.

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    DesignSpark PCB

    That bug is fixed, a list of the key points is on the DesignSpark PCB page.
    https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/pcb-change-log

    V8.1 final release is due very soon, it is currently delayed due to a server upgrade which is now being tested.

     

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