A Time to Give Thanks + Big Announcement

By vernwnek

As I sit here still recovering from the Thanksgiving feast of turkey and all of the trimmings, I am reminded that this is the time of year we give thanks and gifts to our friends and loved ones. Christmas is just around the corner, and the holiday season is in full swing.

Speaking of giving thanks…I’d like to thank you for following along with me here on the blog! I also have an exciting announcement the new Xpedition® VX.1 release is here!

Xpedition Enterprise

This release was created with thoughtful consideration of the challenges faced by our users. Over the past six years, thousands of engineering man hours have gone into creating a release packed full of innovation and new capabilities that benefit current users and new users alike. This is the most significant release in Mentor’s history.

We developed Xpedition VX.1 to address the challenges of companies like yours: modern enterprise development organizations that are coping with increasing design complexity as they expand into multi-board systems and manufacturing prep with integrated new product introduction.

Built on a hub-and-spoke architecture, Xpedition VX.1 enables unprecedented collaboration throughout the development ecosystem for multiple-discipline engineers and supply-chain partners, while maintaining design data integrity.

Packed full of new features including an intelligent user interface, group planning and placement, sketch routing technology, and integrated 3D PCB layout, this new version has been a hit with beta testers worldwide.

Now that it is available to everyone, we are looking forward to hearing what you think of it!

To find out more about this exciting new release, take a look at the Xpedition Webinar series. Downloads of Xpedition VX.1 (32 bit and 64 bit versions) are available now at

From myself and everyone at Mentor – we wish you a very safe and happy holidays, and a very happy New Year!

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