Altium Designer 18 has a modernized user interface and features upgrade to 64-bit architecture, combined with multi-threaded task optimizations.
Users reportedly can design and release large, complex boards quickly. Includes structural improvements and updates to ActiveRoute, a user-guided routing engine that now supports length tuning and pin-swapping. ActiveBoM editor features new BoM rule checker that allows designers to verify each BoM line item. Has multi-board assembly capability and real-time connection management.