AllSpice updates
AllSpice updates

Regions diffs




A common request we've received is to improve the rendering of regions diffs. Even a small, corner change would highlight the entire region making it difficult to see the design underneath.

Now, regions diffs are presented as dotted outlines, allowing clear visibility to any components or areas below.


Simplified repos




We streamlined the options and defaults shown in the New Repository page, to make it easier for engineers to get started without needing to have a ton of git experience.


Default rendering




To make the user experience a little smoother for HW files, the Hub now renders CSV and images by default.


Port directions




Port directions are now rendered.


BOM diffs




When you run a design review, you'll now see diffs for any CSV bill of materials in addition to PCB and schematic documents. They're rendered in table format, and highlight components added (green), removed (red) or modified (yellow). 


In-design comments




Highly request, the ability to select design regions and reference them in comments is now available. 

You can access this feature in any open Design Review from the Files Changed tab by clicking the Comment button at the top right corner of PCB or schematic diffs.

While editing, the reference image will appear in Markdown format. You can see the selected region clicking Preview at the top left in your comment or directly adding the comment.


We're starting a changelog

Big news today: we're starting a public changelog so you're always up to date with all the updates, improvements and fixes that are made in AllSpice.

Even though we work on AllSpice all the time, you may not know everything that's happening behind the scenes until you bump into new functionality you didn't know existed. This changelog is here to improve that very important part of the communication between you and us.

We'll start with a recap of recent updates to bring you up to speed, and introduce new releases going forward.