I have a few quick "high-level" questions about this tool. I currently use Altium Designer Professionally and for "side" work.
1.) The description of the PCB tools is ambiguous. Is it your intention to release a PCB tool? I saw a note about there will be a direct "link" to PCB design houses. Will a user be able to do a complete design on their own?
2.) Will be the PCB tool have useful features such as push-shove interactive routing and online DRC?
Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback!
1.) We are planning to release PCB Layout a short time after we fully release Designer Schematic. The development for Layout was naturally started after we tackled the Schematic capture package. We are now working on both parts of the flow with Schematic beta testing going on and Layout in development internally.
Customers will have the full flow from concept to board creation. We have spent a considerable amount of time developing the user experience and wanted our customers to help us out with anything we may have missed before we finalize any Layout plans so we may incorporate some of those ideas into the final release.
2.) This answer depends on what feedback we get and what options are desired from the market we are after. We are not ready to list the specific details of the Layout tool, but Layout will likely contain some of the more useful features that the professional designer is after.