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Altium Designer

Altium is the leading developer of solutions that help engineers design and build the next generation of electronic products. From its foundation in 1985, Altium's vision has been to level the playing field for electronics designers by offering an alternative to expensive, difficult-to-use tools. Altium is now a global company with a passion for innovation, and the goal of redefining the way electronic products are developed

Application Details:

Version: 8.3.0.16776
License: Shareware
URL: http://www.altium.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.39

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

1. Set up a new wineprefix, installed AltiumDesigner Winter09 build 8.0.0.15895 from DVD.  Installer works.

2. Used winetricks mdac25 to get it to launch and run.

3. Installed service packs to update to build 8.3.0.16776.  All good.

4. I could create new pcb and schematic files, and open an existing design workspace. I tested basic editing in the schematic and pcb files, and update from schematic-->pcb.  BOM and Gerber generation work, although its hard to tell if the gerbers are ok as CAMTASTIC is borked.

5. In DXP preferences, I turned off FPGA Live option.  Also, turned off PCB alpha blending otherwise components become invisible while moving or rotating them.

What does not

a. Knowledge centre, wiki.  Probably all online functions.

b. Most scroll boxes don't work (see bugzilla report 17970) with the mouse, but items can be selected with arrow keys.

The error message is "Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window at #######".

c.  CAMTASTIC does not display pads properly, and has other extraneous junk fragments displayed.  When multiple layers are selected, only the topmost layer displays (and incorrectly).

Workarounds

What was not tested

Auto-router, SPICE simulator, embedded/fpga development.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Requires winetricks mdac25 (or similar). Also, fontsmooth-rgb seems to improve things. The program is usable, with a few quirks. One bugfix (see above) would make it silver/gold.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 06 20101.1.39Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 15 20091.1.27N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

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