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Proteus 8.3 Features

Proteus 8.3 : New Features

Proteus 8.3 was based around re-working the way in which we transition from PCB Layout (ECAD) through to mechanical layout (MCAD). Over the last few years the STEP file format has become the de-facto standard for data exchange and we have therefore implemented full support in the Version 8.3 release.
We have also taken a close look at our customer feedback logs and implemented several of the most requested features. Main highlights of this release include:

  • Support for MCAD data exchange via STEP and IGES file formats. Both import of component STEP/IGES files and export of the resulting STEP Assembly is supported (requires L2 or higher)
  • Extensive modifications to existing libraries to include pre-supplied STEP files for radial electrolytics, connectors and some other common parts.
  • Support for multiple track editing operations and enhancements to track necking.
  • Enhanced support for design re-use via sub-circuit binding on the Replicate command.
  • Enhancement of print sets in ARES to allow paste and soldermask prints alongside copper layers.
  • Addition of single layer options for keepout objects (ctx menu command on the keepout object).
  • Significant rework of the PDF output to address various issues with the existing implementation. Also added SVG output.
  • Addition of MSP430G2x variant set.
  • Addition of PIC18F45K50 variant set.
  • Addition of ILI9341 TFT LCD (SPI & Parallel Mode Only) and associated Arduino Shield

A full list of features and fixes is available from the Updates and Fixes Support Forum. Proteus 8.3 is available free of charge to all customers whose USC is valid as of 1st June 2015.