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The #1 PCB Design Experience in the World
As a professional, you need the best tools to deliver your best work. Don’t settle for piecemeal solutions, complex pricing, or a dated user experience.
Altium has focused solely on PCB design for over 35 years to deliver an elegant design experience and the world’s only platform that unites PCB design, MCAD, data management, and collaboration.
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Community Has to Say
“Our most valuable resource is time, which is why we chose Altium Designer for PCB design.”
Known for taking fictional ideas from movies, video games & comics, and creating real working prototypes.
“Altium is the perfect canvas for PCB designers.”
Known for being an electronics engineer and innovator who creates unique robotic projects using Flex and Rigid-flex PCB design.
The Gold Standard in PCB Design
Explore just some of the reasons why Altium Designer and Altium 365 are the
number one choice of professional PCB designers and engineers worldwide.
Elegant Design Experience
The unified design experience in Altium Designer makes learning easy, while the advanced features and elegant user interface allow you to quickly tackle even the most sophisticated designs. It’s no wonder Altium Designer is the gold standard of PCB design.
Keep your most valuable design data secure and accessible in one centralized location.
Efficiently find and place the parts you need without interrupting your design focus. Be confident about part availability with linked pricing and stock data from your preferred suppliers.
30 Second Design Reviews
Experience the fastest design reviews ever with Altium 365. Ensure all of your project stakeholders always have the latest version of the design. Via a web browser, team members can view, measure, search, cross probe, and comment on designs.
Bi-Directional ECAD-MCAD Design
Avoid error-prone file exchanges between ECAD and MCAD tools. Quickly push and pull changes between Altium Designer and your mechanical environment
Works with SOLIDWORKS®, PTC Creo® Parametric™, Autodesk Inventor®, and Autodesk Fusion 360®.
What You See is What You Get
Pricing the features of other PCB Design tools is notoriously confusing with expensive a-la-carte offerings positioned as “scalable,” which is code for—the more you need the more expensive it becomes.
Altium Designer comes out-of-the-box with everything you need with simple, flexible license terms and straightforward pricing.
Take Control of Your Supply Chain
Today’s global components and parts shortages are challenging electronic OEMs.
Altium Designer offers searchable data to hundreds of component vendors at the same time. Instantly download new parts, including schematic symbols, PCB decals or footprints, and 3D models all with real-time supply chain intelligence.
Quick guide on your licensing and migration questions
Where can I find Support?
Do you have any “how-to” videos that can assist me in various board design tasks?
The Altium Academy is an online experience created to bring modern education to PCB Designers and Engineers globally. Learn directly from professionals and industry experts as they share their knowledge covering basic PCB design principles, how-to videos, advanced engineering topics, and everything in-between.
Where can I find Altium Designer documentation?
Altium's technical documentation is available online. It includes an expansive set of resources that helps you find the information you need for your printed circuit board design needs. Whether you are looking for a high-level overview of a particular subject or needing precise information regarding how to use a specific panel, dialog, preference, etc. We use a versioning system so you can easily switch to the correct version of documentation for the version you are using.
How widely used is Altium Designer?
Altium Designer is the most widely used software used for the design of printed circuit boards in the world. Designers with Altium fluency are consistently in heavy demand. The ubiquity of the software has spawned an entire ecosystem of bloggers and vloggers giving new users of Altium an extra level of assurance that they can access assistance anytime and anywhere.
Can I import my design files?
Yes! The Altium Designer import wizard allows you to import your legacy design data from other ECAD tools such as EAGLE®, ORCAD®, PADS®, Expedition®, Allegro®, DxDesigner,® and Zuken CR-5000®.
What’s included in the price?
You'll receive a 12-month time-based license of Altium Designer plus a Standard Subscription plan, which includes access to Altium 365 and:
- The latest design technology updates
- 24/5 live chat support
- Access to the AltiumLive community
What is Altium 365?
Altium 365 is the electronics product design platform that unites PCB Design, MCAD, data management, and teamwork together like never before. Design, share, and manufacture, all in Altium Designer without changing a thing about how you already work.
Do I need to install Altium 365?
No, Altium 365 is a cloud platform that works in conjunction and is tightly integrated within Altium Designer. You don’t have to install Altium 365, all you have to do is to activate it in a few clicks here.