Problem Fixes in Version 9.0.2
Save New Version
- In a Project file, with some dialog settings it was possible that the application would move the original files to the new location instead of copying them.
Design Rule Check
- When using multiple Net Match spacing rules, it was possible that pad-to-pad checks did not find the largest (worst) spacing value to use for through-hole pads and could therefore miss possible DRC errors.
- “Settings and Highlights” now has full complement of settings available.
- Display driver compatibility enhanced.
- “Missing Technology File” messages when using Library Loader have been resolved.
Problem Fixes in Version 9.0.1
Those marked with ** only apply to DesignSpark PRO
- The About dialog now displays the Product Key used to activate the application.
- No account was being taken of the drill-to-drill spacing when calculating valid positions for adding vias, which could lead to some being later flagged with errors when running Design Rule Check.
- The dialog allowed you to type anything into the drop-down list for inside/outside/both, rather than restricting the input to only allow valid choices.
- The direction choices for inside/outside were producing results the exact opposite of what was chosen.
- If you selected a pad that had no unrouted connections, the menu command for Fanout Selected Pads was not enabled.
- In designs containing copper pour areas it was sometimes possible to generate spurious additional stubs that attempted to join to the copper shapes.
- The sort order in the CSV file generated by BOM Composer was not the same as that shown in the on-screen display or the generated HTML/text report.
- Some standard reports in BOM Composer did not attempt to populate the Part Number column from all possible component Values in the design.
- On the dialog for the separate Configuration Files program, the Help button gave an error ‘Topic not found’.
Design Rule Check
- Spacing errors were not being detected for pads on the special layer [Bottom Layer] when Net Match Spacings were set up for the explicit bottom copper layer name.
Design Tool Tips
- Depending on the Zoom level, the on-screen design tool tip could show information for the wrong item.
- In several places in the application the display of user interface elements (including some dialogs, and list boxes containing check boxes and/or icons) was incorrect or unreadable on high-resolution displays.
- At some zoom levels and grid steps, drawing of screen grid dots could be very slow causing application to become unresponsive.
- When generating Gerber data using the “X2” format, the aperture function ‘SMDPad’ in the file header was missing a mandatory second field (‘CuDef’ or ‘SMDef’).
- The Components tab of the library manager dialog incorrectly displayed the ‘Datasheet’ button as ‘Export’.
- In a Project, the Tools menu incorrectly displayed the menu command ‘SCM/PCB Check’ as ‘Integrity Check’.
- The Help menu contained a link to obsolete ‘Legacy Tutorials’.
- When saving a copy of a Project, an error message was being displayed that incorrectly indicated that the copied Project would not work properly.
- Renaming selected components in a PCB design could result in some of those components being given names that already exist on non-selected components.
- In some situations, components on some Schematic sheets in a Project were being overlooked.
- The setting of the ‘By Stem’ checkbox when using Auto Rename Components in a Schematic was not being remembered for next time the dialog was used.
- The supplied ‘RSBOM’ report did not attempt to populate some columns (including manufacturer and manufacturer part number) from all possible component Values in the design.
- The installer was not applying the correct application icon to be displayed in the Windows ‘Apps and Features’ control panel.
- Improvements have been made to remove occurrence of the widow becoming inactive.