ECAD-MCAD
Collaboration

Share design data with your mechanical team and effortlessly create today’s advanced electronic products.

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Basic MCAD CoDesigner

Work together with your mechanical team and share design revisions to ensure your board fits right the first time.

There’s no more error-prone file exchange between ECAD and MCAD tools. Quickly push and pull changes between Altium Designer and your mechanical environment.

Works with SOLIDWORKS® , PTC Creo® Parametric™, and Autodesk Inventor®.

Advanced MCAD CoDesigner

Give your mechanical designer all the data they’ll need to perform detailed mechanical checks or thermal analysis with advanced geometry support for extruded copper and via transfers.

Rigid Flex Support

Design your electronics to meet the needs of today’s portable and flexible devices with rigid-flex support, right in Altium Designer.

Available now for SOLIDWORKS®. Solutions for PTC Creo® Parametric™ and Autodesk Inventor® are coming soon.

Electronic Component Placement in MCAD

Save time on your PCB layout by placing ECAD components directly on your board in an MCAD environment with full visibility for enclosure constraints.

Components placed in an MCAD tool are automatically synchronized with your Altium Designer ECAD models, designators, and sourcing data to simplify your design process.

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Cloud storage and sharing for PCB designers.

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Complete component and data management for every electronics design.

PCB Design Tool

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Altium Designer Updates
Maintain access to the latest Altium Designer updates as they are released.
Maintenance
We continue to release maintenance updates and bug fixes for every version of Altium tools for 36 months after their release.

Altium 365 Cloud Services

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Altium 365 Workspace
A Workspace is a secure and private environment for all of your data and the people you invite to work together.
Native Integration with Altium CAD Tools
Work with Altium 365 directly from your Altium Designer interface.
Altium Designer
Altium Designer
Free Access for Non-ECAD Users
Add all project stakeholders from any domain to your workspace at no extra cost without the need for additional licenses.

Design Review & Sharing on Web

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Web Viewer
View, browse, measure, search, and cross-probe designs from your browser. Multiple file formats are supported, including schematic, layout, 3D PCB, and BOM.
Global Sharing
Share live designs with customers, contractors, and collaborators without sacrificing security or design integrity.
Commenting
Turn your static design review documents into dynamic comments that live within your designs and are available to any team member with Altium Designer or a browser.

Mechanical Design

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Basic MCAD CoDesigner
Enable bi-directional communication between ECAD and MCAD (SOLIDWORKS®, PTC Creo® Parametric™, Autodesk Inventor®) domains, allowing changes to be reflected and updated on either side.
Advanced MCAD CoDesigner
Bi-directional integration between ECAD and MCAD tools (SOLIDWORKS®, PTC Creo® Parametric™, Autodesk Inventor®) with advanced geometry (extruded copper, via transfers) support.
Rigid Flex Support
For rigid-flex designs in Dassault SOLIDWORKS®
Electronic Component Placement in MCAD
Place components from your MCAD system and synchronize them with Altium Designer ECAD models, designators, and sourcing data to simplify your design process.

Centralized Cloud Storage

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Design Storage and Version Control
Store and access all of your design assets in one centralized location in the cloud with full visibility of the changes made.
Project History
Review every change that happens to your designs, including details like net and component modifications, with in-depth search capabilities for modified data.
Design Reuse
Managed schematic sheets, reusable layer stacks, design templates, and defaults.
Configurable Lifecycle Management
Define lifecycle states and assign them to design data, including components with models, managed schematics, and releases.

Libraries and Supply Chain

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Cloud Components
Easy-to-use design libraries stored in a centralized, secure, and version-controlled cloud platform.
Intelligent Supply Chain
Control the list of manufacturing parts associated with the components in your design and always have up-to-date information about their status and availability.
Managed Components
Formal data management for design library components, including support for lifecycle states, in-design validation, templates, and where-used traceability.
Octopart Library Content
Access models, parameters, and basic lifecycle data for millions of electronic components in Octopart
Component Data Link
Load component data from other external sources, including CSV, Excel, and ODBC.
IHS Markit® Component Intelligence
Advanced component data from IHS Markit.
Library Health Dashboard
Proactively monitor design libraries for validity, quality, and potential issues.
Simple Part Request
Assign component creation requests to nominated CAD librarians.

Teamwork

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User Management
Manage workspace access for people inside and outside of your organization.
Role and Group Management
Organize users into groups with granular access rights.
Support for Single Sign-on (SSO)
Connect with popular SSO identity services via the SAML protocol
Change Notification
Receive notifications regarding design changes through Altium Designer, Altium 365, or by email.
Change Conflict Prevention
Prevent edit conflicts with instant notifications in Altium Designer when several people start editing the same document.
Operation Permissions Support
Finely control major operational availability for all the team members and groups in your organization.

Manufacturing

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Push to Manufacturing
Share a release package with your manufacturer with a button click, keeping the package consistent and avoiding costly mistakes. Manufacturers can view and comment on the files via a web browser without the need to install Altium Designer.
Release to Manufacturing Storage
Secure storage for released manufacturing files, complete with history and archiving.

Support and Services

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Altium Live Community Forums
Connect with our community, join discussions, share tips, ask/answer questions, and give feedback to our developers.
Knowledge Base
Quickly find in-depth answers and step-by-step instructions to the most common questions asked by users.
Live Chat
Chat with Altium's staff of Technical Professionals 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday.
Priority Access
Get priority access to Altium's Technical Professionals through Live Chat ensuring faster connection times.
Support Ticket Escalation
Receive priority processing for escalated support tickets resulting from Live Chat.
On-Boarding (Altium365)
Live and On-Demand technical sessions to get you working efficiently in Altium 365.
Dedicated Customer Success Manager
Up to 5 hours of customized onboarding with your Dedicated Customer Success Manager to ensure your team gets set up quickly in Altium 365.
Regular Check-Ins
Your Customer Success Manager will continue to make periodic check-ins as required, to ensure everything is on track and to proactively identify areas in Altium 365 that you may want to learn more about.
On-Demand Educational Videos
Access on-demand educational videos and get previews of our full technical courses covering everything from introductory to advanced and specialized electronics design.
On-Demand Training Cources
Access to unlimited On-Demand Training for the duration of your subscription period.
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