Release version 0.8.0b

June 13, 2013

Main release Linux (32-bit) Linux (64-bit) Mac OS X 10.5 Source tarball Windows

Working on either side of a PCB, and more!

  • pcb view:
    • view sketches from either 'above' or 'below'
    • place THT parts "through" the top or bottom of the board
    • silkscreen bottom layer support
    • new Fritzing Fab price-quote feature
    • drc now checks if connectors on the same part overlap
    • board 'stickyness' is now disabled by default
    • copper fill keepout setting on the ground fill submenu
  • schematic view improvements (sponsored by Analog Devices Inc.):
    • rotation and flip are enabled for all parts
    • when flipping or rotating parts, text elements remain upright and do not mirror
    • new voltage label and voltage source parts--the older versions are now obsolete
  • inspector:
    • 'placement' properties grouped together
    • new widgets to display and modify part coordinates and rotation
    • editable comboboxes are now graphically distinct from drop-downs
  • new parts:
    • a big bundle of Arduino microcontrollers
    • a set of Lilypad parts
    • Teensy 3.0
    • Raspberry Pi
    • a set of textile parts (thanks to Texe SRL)
  • other improvements:
    • top, left, bottom, right, center alignment functions (available under the Part menu)
    • 'delete plus' is now 'delete'; the former 'delete' is now 'delete minus'
    • parts editor: parts filenames now include a user-supplied prefix
    • breadboard view: new 'banded' wire style option; new pink wire color option
    • all example sketches updated
    • easier to select parts beneath other parts (schematic and pcb views)
  • translations
    • new Turkish translation (thanks Mete)
    • Dutch translation update (thanks Davy)
    • Greek translation update (thanks Alexander)
    • French translation update (thanks Yvan)
    • Portugese-Brazilian translation update (thanks Gabriel)
  • bug fixes:
    • obsolete parts were no longer so marked
    • ratsnest wires were not rubberbanding as parts were dragged or free-rotated
    • default properties were no longer visible in schematic view part labels
    • fixed wire-color-menu multiple check-marks bug
    • ground fill 'extensions' weren't clipped to pcb border
    • 'Mine' bin was no longer current after importing a part
    • parts editor crashed after all connectors were removed
    • parts editor was trashing svg element IDs
    • parts editor: new connectors not named correctly when using the connectors tab UI
    • font-size issue sometimes resulted in missing text in custom parts or export
    • better gerber conversion for some custom parts
    • some autorouter crashes eliminated