Quadcept 10.3.0 Released

Information
The teardrop issue that occurred in this version has been fixed in Quadcept 10.3.2. Please update to the latest version to fix this issue if you are using Quadcept 10.3.0.
Notes: Before You Update
The project files saved with Quadcept 10.3.0 are not backward compatible with earlier Quadcept versions. Please note this if you are sharing a project file with multiple users.

New Features

PCB Designer

  • Enhanced the route deletion capabilities. You can now delete routes / vias during PCB design much more smoothly.
  • Added the ability to copy objects continuously. You can now copy / paste objects much more smoothly.
  • Added the ability to generate a NC drill chart onto a PCB sheet.
  • Enhanced the ruler capability, and you can now measure the X / Y distance between any two points.
  • Added the ability to import a RTE file which is for automatic routing.
  • Enhanced the DSN file export capability, and you can now include DRC rules into the file.
  • Added the ability to export a STEP file with a 64-bit version of Quadcept.
  • A teardrop can be now generated for a customized pad.

Fixed Issues

Common

  • Fixed an issue where the position of a pop-up dialog would be reset once it was closed.
  • Fixed an issue where the Output List command in the Open dialog could export only up to 100 objects.
  • Improved the search capability, and it now remembers the location you have last searched in.

Circuit Designer

  • Fixed an issue where the port size and the port name position would be reset once the port was replaced.

PCB Designer

  • Fixed an issue where the gap between routes would not be maintained while routing a differential pair.
  • Improved the behavior when adjusting a route for better usability.
  • Fixed an issue where an incorrect route length would be displayed in Tune Route Lengths mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the Replace Footprint command would fail to replace footprints with the same ID as the selected footprint in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue where a The Number of Thermal Connection Violation error would be erroneously detected when running a batch DRC in certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where a Polygon/Twisted Plane Violation error would not be detected incorrectly when running a batch DRC for PCB design converted from other CAD systems.
  • Fixed an issue where a Keep Out Area Violation error would be erroneously detected with an online DRC in certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where the visibility of DRC/MRC error marks could not be toggled in certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where the outline of a circle cutout was not displayed while creating it.
  • Fixed an issue where a component could be placed off the grid when moving it in certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where an incorrect message would appear when converting a PCF file with the Design Converter.
  • Fixed some performance issues when converting a PCF file with the Design Converter.