Market Leadership Through Relentless Innovation

Truly Unified Design - Altium Designer bridges all facets of the PCB design process to keep you seamlessly connected to every aspect of your design — at all times.

Only Altium Designer adds nearly 6,000 New users annually.

Easily migrate from competitors' toolchains with the most powerful translation tools in the industry — without which our remarkable growth wouldn’t be possible.

Over the last 30 years, Altium Designer has grown from grassroots solution to the most widely-used PCB design tool on the market. Engineers are abandoning the antiquated methods that plague the design process for the superior design methodology embedded in Altium Designer.

That’s why there’s a new license activated every hour, every day.

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PCB Design

Easily maneuver objects on the board layout with controlled component placement and complete synchronization between schematic and PCB.

Schematic Design

Design top-tier electronics more efficiently with hierarchical schematic and design reuse in one cohesive user interface.

Design Environment

Significantly improve productivity with all aspects of the design process interconnected, including schematic, PCB, documentation and simulation.

Manufacturing Outputs

Experience the elegance of managing your data and preparing it for release with seamless, streamlined documentation capabilities.

Switching is Easy

Easily migrate your legacy information with the most powerful translation tools in the industry — without which our growth wouldn’t be possible.

  • PCB Design

    The latest updates to Altium Designer continue our long history
    of industry firsts all within the most modern and innovative user
    interface available today.

     

    Heavily Design
    Rules Driven
    Interactive Routing
    High-Speed Design
    Smart Component
    Placement
    Native 3D PCB Design

    PCB Design

    The latest updates to Altium Designer continues our long history
    of industry firsts all within the most modern and innovative user
    interface available today.

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    Heavily Design Rules Driven

    Design Rules enable you to define your design requirements while collectively covering every aspect of your design.

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    Interactive Routing

    Design the highest quality PCB layouts in a fraction of the time with Altium Designer's advanced routing engine that includes several powerful routing options such as walk around, push, hug and push, ignore obstacle, push and shove, and differential pairs.

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    High-Speed Design

    Quickly create and design complex high-speed signal classes for specific applications with your preferred memory topology and easily optimize your critical signals.

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    Smart Component Placement

    Use the intuitive alignment system in Altium Designer to quickly snap objects into alignment in relation to either the boundaries or pads of nearby objects. Push and shove components into tight spaces all while complying with your design rules.

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    Native 3D PCB Design

    Clearly visualize and interact with your designs in native 3D with the advanced 3D engine in Altium Designer

  • Schematic Design

    Design top-tier electronics more efficiently with hierarchical schematic
    and design reuse in one cohesive user interface.

    Hierarchical
    and Multichannel
    Schematic Driven
    Designs Rules
    ERC Verification
    Component Search

    Schematic Design

    Design top-tier electronics more efficiently with hierarchical
    schematic and design reuse in one cohesive user interface.

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    Hierarchical and Multichannel

    Simplify any complex or multichannel design into manageable logical chunks with Altium Designer Hierarchical Design tools.

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    Easy to Use

    Altium Designer gives you the power to effortlessly create multichannel and hierarchical designs. Simplify complex designs into something visually pleasing and easy to follow.

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    Schematic Driven Designs Rules

    Design starts from the schematic which is why Altium Designer allows you to define high-tech interfaces and their constraints all from the schematic editor.

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    ERC Verification

    Catch any mistakes in your design early on during the schematic capture phase with Altium Designer electrical rule check (ERC).

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    Component Search

    Create real, purchasable components from generic symbols and footprints or search through hundreds of thousands of parts to find and place the exact component you need.

  • Design Environment

    Others may claim it, but only Altium Designer offers a truly
    Unified Design experience from concept to manufacture.

    Variants Support
    Version Control
    Global Editing
    Unified Environment
    Real - Time
    BOM Management

    Design Environment

    A truly Unified Design environment means that bringing your
    designs to realization is simply the easiest and most repeatable
    process available in PCB design.

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    Variants Support

    Manage any number of your design variants without having to create separate projects or versions of your design.

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    Version Control

    Track your designs, change permissions, and collaborate with Altium Designer's version control system that includes Git and subversion version control (SVN) support.

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    Global Editing

    Altium Designer puts flexible and powerful global editing tools at your fingertips. Make changes to all or specific components at once. Versatile selection tools allow you to find, filter and change the components you need, fast.

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    Unified Environment

    Altium Designer has been built from the ground up as a powerful, single-application electronics development environment that contains all the advanced design tools you’ll need to complete your design project.

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    Real - Time BOM Management

    ActiveBOM provides you with automation by supplying part information such as availability and price from selected suppliers, so there are never any surprises.

  • Manufacturing Outputs

    A truly Unified Design environment means that bringing your designs
    to realization is simply the easiest and most repeatable process
    available in PCB design.

    Automated
    Project Release
    Reusable Batch
    Outputs Configurations
    PCB Panelization
    Support
    Seamless PCB
    Drawing Process

    Manufacturing Outputs

    The overwhelming growth of Atium Designer mandates that we
    have the simplest and most comprehensive translation
    capabilities available.

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    Automated Project Release

    Altium Designer empowers you with a controlled and automated design release process that ensures your documentation is easily generated, complete, and well-communicated.

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    Reusable Batch Outputs Configurations

    Generate and release your complete design in a simple, easily communicated package with reusable batch outputs in Altium Designer.

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    PCB Panelization Support

    Easily define a panel of the same or different board designs within your PCB editor and lower your production cost.

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    Seamless PCB Drawing Process

    Create fabrication and assembly drawings within the Altium Designer unified environment, keeping all your documentation in sync with your design.

  • Switching is Easy

    The overwhelming growth of Atium Designer mandates
    that we have the simplest and most comprehensive
    translation capabilities available.

    Switching from Autodesk Eagle
    Switching from OrCAD
    Switching from Mentor PADS
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    Migration Overview

    Migrate and leverage your old libraries and designs into Altium Designer with a versatile importer that can translate most design projects from various ECAD tools.

    Switching from Autodesk Eagle

    Switching from OrCAD

    Switching from Mentor PADS

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Licensing

Explore the available licensing options for Altium
Designer to meet your unique design needs.

Standalone License

Ideal for a single workstation and solo designer. The standalone license requires no active internet connection. Once activated, this license type can be saved, copied, and backed-up as needed.

Private License Server

Easily share licenses inside your personal network with the Altium Private License Server. This license type is ideal for those who want the flexibility of accessing their licenses from multiple machines but are not able to connect to the Altium On-Demand license server.

On-Demand License

Take the busy work out of your life and let us manage your licenses with the Altium On-Demand License Server. This license type is ideal for design teams looking for the greatest degree of flexibility when working from multiple machines with an active internet connection.

 

  • Flexible Use and Roaming
    Use your licenses how you want and where you want, even offline.
  • Customizable Groups
    Quickly allocate licenses and usage based on specific roles or business units within your organization.
  • Real-Time Reporting
    Easily optimize license usage for your team with real-time reporting and metrics.

Altium Designer provides a streamlined licensing system, enabling you to get licensed and up-and-running with your software in a timely and efficient manner. The system offers various licensing types to meet, and suit, your licensing needs.

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Altium Designer Versions

Altium Designer

Provides unlimited access to Native 3D PCB design, front-end (SE) engineering design and manufacturing output capabilities.

Altium Designer SE

Provides access to a complete front-end schematic design capture and simulation solution for electronic design.

Altium Designer Viewer

Provides free viewing access to Altium Designer, allowing you to easily manage read-only access rights to design documentation.

Licensing Geographic Scope

Single Site

Licensed for use at a single site defined by your shipping address.

Continental

Licensed for use at multiple sites on a single continent (Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific excluding China).

Global

Licensed for use at multiple sites on multiple continents.