We chose Altium Designer because we need to produce prototypes rapidly and without fuss. The introduction of integrated database libraries allows us to do this. We can easily place up-to-date, pre-approved components straight onto the schematic. And the 3D visualization engine means we can fit our boards into their cases and reduce MCAD ECAD revisions to a single clearance checking procedure. Features like these allow us to complete designs quicker and with more confidence. For example, prototypes that once took a month to complete are now finished in half that time.