AllSpice updates
AllSpice updates
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Variant Support

 

New

  

We now support variants both in preview mode and in diff!

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In diff mode we are still comparing between the latest version ("head") and the main branch ("base") - not between the default file and the variant file! When no variants are selected, modified components will be highlighted "yellow", as changed. Once you toggle to the respective variant you can see how the variant compares to the same variant at the base version.

For example, this component has been depopulated in this branch:

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This component was depopulated and is now populated in the new version:

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This component was depopulated and is still depopulated (unchanged):

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Representing variants in a clear way is tricky, so we would love some feedback!

Toggle Diff Render

 

New

  

You can now toggle the state of diffs in the renderer. No more added components blocking removed components!

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This same view will be supported when you select a snippet of that area.

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Fixed Pads Offset + Rotated

 

Fix

  

Previously, PCB pads could be out of alignment if they are rotated and offset.

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Altium Component Attribute Justification

 

Fix

  

We've added rendering support for attribute justification in components in Altium designs. Place your component info where you want it!

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Bundling comments

 

Improvement

  

When entering a comment in a PCB or schematic, you now have two options:

  • Start a review: This option will create your comment and mark it as 'Pending', allowing you to enter multiple comments before submitting your review (via Review -> Approve/Comment/Request changes) and notifying participants. This option helps minimize email notifications for when you plan to enter 20 comments in a row.

  • Add a single comment: If you choose this option, your comment will be added and reviewers notified immediately.

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Select All / Select None PCB Layers

 

Improvement

  

Save time by selecting All and selecting no layers in PCB view.

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Altium Blanket Directives

 

New

  

Render Altium Blanket Directives!

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Toggle PCB layers in design preview

 

New

  

Now you can toggle layers in PCB design previews, just like in diff mode!

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Fix design review form extending past bottom

 

Fix

  

Design Review buttons no longer can scroll off the bottom of the page for very long review comments.

Fix hidden snippet buttons

 

Fix

  

Fix snippet buttons that could become hidden when selecting an area along the right edge of design files.

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