Along with delivering a range of new and exciting features that develop and mature the existing technologies, it also incorporates a large number of fixes and enhancements across the software as a whole, helping designers continue to create cutting-edge electronics technology. It is not possible to update to Altium Designer 17 from an earlier version, a new installation is required. You have the choice to continue with your current version, or to install Altium Designer Alternatively, have both installed side-by-side, and use the version that best suits your needs. ActiveRoute The holy grail of PCB routing is to be able to apply the brains and power of an autorouter to multiple nets simultaneously, under the control of a skilled designer.
Inside every electronics product is a printed circuit board, or PCB. In the early days of printed circuit board design the demands on the PCB were simple, the board provided mechanical mounting for the components and connected the appropriate pins together - implementing the logical design defined on the schematic. Today, the components have shrunken so much they are measured in fractions of a millimeter rather than centimeters, and track widths have shrunken from being 10 mil wide, well spaced lines, to thin, 2 or 3 mil hair-like lines tightly packed together.
Altium 17: Creating a component Library (Footprint and Schematic)