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Version 2.17.0

Released on 21.12.2022

Feature Highlights

Hierarchical BOM: Display hierarchical BOM information on BOM preview

BOM, or bill-of-materials, is a list of digital assets which contains the information about the type and quantity of all the components being used in a specific design.

With the release of this feature, we have embedded the configuration options in the BOM preview table. This feature will enable the users to have a desired view of the BOM and hide the unnecessary elements so that they are not distracted by the extra information.

 

BOM preview table with configuration options

Bug Fixes

·       None

Version 2.16.0

Released on 07.12.2022

Feature Highlights

Hierarchical BOM: Display hierarchical BOM information on BOM preview

BOM, or bill-of-materials, is a list of digital assets which contains the information about the type and quantity of all the components being used in a specific design.

With the release of this feature, we have implemented a tree structure functionality with the help of which we are able to display the hierarchical structure of Design blocks, CUBOs and components.

Hierarchical BOM: Display alternative information on the existing hierarchical BOM

This features allows the user to do a better selection of CUBOs without the need for trial and error, by displaying a main CUBO along with top three alternatives that are available within a single Design block. The user is able to change the selection of the main Subsystem or CUBO directly from the BOM preview.  

 

BOM preview table with hierarchy and alternatives

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed search on the Admin panel for resources
  • Fixed user creation validation

Version 2.15.0

Released on 23.11.2022

Feature Highlights

Hierarchical BOM: Visualization of current BOM on BOM Preview using Table capabilities

BOM, or bill of materials, is a list of digital assets which contains the information about the type and quantity of all the components being used in a specific design.

With the release of this feature, we have successfully changed our design system to improve the user experience on visualizing the BOM on CELUS Supernova. This enables us to unlock more powerful features and customization options in the near future. 

Hierarchical BOM: Sorting & filtering capabilities

Hierarchical BOM will show us the detailed tree view of components, CUBOs and design blocks, and how they are related to each other.

Since the number of components can increase to large quantities and it can be difficult for the user to search for components, the new sort and filter functionalities have been implemented to simplify the search for the desired component data.

 

BOM preview table with filtering and sorting capabilities

BOM preview table with filtering and sorting capabilities

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with user not able to find search resource on manage requests
  • Fixed issue with missing ‘Specification Value Type’ option in ‘Specification Types’ page
  • Fixed issue regarding changes made to CUBO port being shown in current state of ports
  • Fixed issue regarding filters for BOM preview table

 

Version 2.14.1

Released on 09.11.2022

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with missing Subsystem specifications in the design canvas
  • Fixed issue with No unit display option in CELUS Supernova when No unit chosen
  • Fixed issue regarding CUBO slot alternatives in subsystem canvas
  • Fixed help button overlap for custom buttons
  • Fixed broken permission UI  

 

 

 

Version 2.14.0

Released on 26.10.2022

Feature Highlights

Validations on subsystem creation

Subsystems are complex digital assets that allow you to expand the reusability of your CUBOs through another layer of abstraction. It enables the mix-and-match of CUBOs to a much more granular level.

Creating great subsystems may be a bit more difficult if it is your first time doing that. For that reason, we added more validations directly in the canvas, so that anyone can quickly understand the important points and create high-quality subsystems.

 

Validation on the CELUS Subsystem canvas

 

Validation on the Subsystem canvas

 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with some search parameters and operator Not Equals on Orbit advanced searches
  • Fix of soft Cubo migration for Cubos without uploaded layout file

 

 

 

Version 2.13.2

Released on 12.10.2022

Bug Fixes

  • CELUS Orbit: users can add specifications on categories multiple times
  • Blank page is being displayed when user adds certain specs while editing CUBOs, components and virtual components
  • Fix the support for “+” sign in the search field in CELUS Orbit
  • Selecting a new CUBO for CUBO slots on subsystems is not updating the CUBO information
  • Users being redirected to blank page when clicking on Edited by on CELUS Orbit’s change history of any resource

 

Version 2.13.1

Released on 28.09.2022

Bug Fixes

  • Download of schematics may fail without the generation on the Board Shape canvas
  • No matches found being displayed for specific advanced search queries, even when data is available
  • Some specifications cause components to not be displayed when creating links to Virtual Components
  • Blocks can be locked out of Board Shape canvas on CELUS Supernova and prevent compilation
  • Change requests automatically rejected when certain specifications are being added to CUBO
  • Directives not being properly exported for Altium schematic files
  • Issues with Softmodules with edge alignment properties
  • Generation of softmodule alternatives is taking too long
  • Unmatched CUBO results being displayed on hierarchical canvas after compilation in some cases
  • Blue and warning icons disappearing after clicking on the block
  • Unable to see uploaded files in CELUS Orbit in some cases
  • Overlapping text on Board Shape canvas blocks
  • Whenever the file conversion on upload fails, UI still shows loading

Version 2.13.0

Released on 26.08.2022

Feature Highlights

Workspace filters on CELUS Orbit for data visualization

As a user with several Workspaces on your data portfolio, it is not always easy to identify to which Workspace a certain CUBO or Component belongs. With the Workspace filters, you can select only the relevant Workspaces for a certain search, and make sure you just find items within those Workspaces.

 

Support for design directives on Altium schematics

Design directives are a helpful feature from Altium Designer that allows engineers to preset some design constraints for design verification or to simplify the communication with other team members, for example PDB designers. Now, CELUS Orbit supports the import and export of schematics containing design directives without loss of design information.

 

Schematics showing design directives

 

Schematics from Altium showing design directives (in red)

 

Bug Fixes

  • Placeholder CUBO contains the wrong category setting
  • Saving projects is enabling the workspace selection for legacy projects on CELUS Supernova
  • Converter fails when parsing design files where net names are only numbers
  • Manage requests page is loading for too long
  • Fix for special characters in the name of blocks which break the block search
  • Some users see a blank page when checking the change history of resources in CELUS Orbit
  • Oversized designators on Altium PCB layouts

 

Version 2.12.0

Released on 20.07.2022

Feature Highlights

Workspace selection on CELUS Supernova projects

By selecting an appropriate Workspace list on your CELUS Supernova project, you can control exactly from which Workspaces you want the solutions from your project to be loaded from. This feature gives you fine-tune capabilities to consider only approved CUBOs or CUBOs from a certain group of manufacturers.Configuring the Workspace selection filter on CELUS Supernova Project settings

Configuring the Workspace selection filter on CELUS Supernova Project settings

 

Bug Fixes

  • Failure to download PDF for some projects after generation
  • Generated PDFs are not getting filenames updated
  • New CUBOs used on Board Shape canvas generate warnings
  • Some Subsystems are not appearing as solutions after compilation

 

Version 2.11.0

Released on 06.07.2022

Feature Highlights

Support links between Components and Virtual Components in CELUS Orbit

Virtual Components are generic instances that can be used by hardware engineers to create an electronics design without the need to look for a proper off-the-shelf components on the market.

Now, library or component engineers can link several real off-the-shelf components to Virtual Components, with a pre-defined preference order set by drag-and-drop, to enable a generic design to be transformed into a proper BOM for purchasing.

Even if the first option is not available on the market, procurement will know the second and further preferred options from engineers, and will be able to proceed with purchasing without the need for further alignment.

Linking Components to a Virtual Component and reordering them in CELUS Orbit

Linking components to a Virtual Component and reordering them

 

 

Design Considerations in CELUS Supernova

Design Considerations are a helpful resource that can be created in CELUS Orbit in form of questions that prevent engineers from forgetting important design aspects while setting technical attributes on a Design Block, depending on its category. Now, the assigned Design Considerations are displayed on the Design Canvas whenever the engineer selects the corresponding category, reducing the chances of something being skipped or forgotten.

Design Considerations for the Differential Amplifier category in CELUS Supernova

Design Considerations for the Differential Amplifier category

 

Bug Fixes

  • Softmodule Alternatives not generated for older CUBOs
  • Layout files not being updated on certain situations on Board Shape canvas
  • Description on link between virtual components and components is not matching
  • Errors on Board Shape canvas without the generation of layout
  • Optimal placement of CUBOs not working properly (soft modules)

 

 

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