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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.

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Design
Environment

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

Design for Manufacturing

Learn and apply Design for Manufacturing (DFM) methodology to ensure your PCB designs are functional, reliable and manufacturable - every time.

Fabrication & Assembly Drawings

Learn how to best use Draftsman in Altium Designer

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.

Rigid-Flex
Design

Design rigid-flex in full 3D and confirm that the 3D component, case assembly and PCB clearances meet all mechanical requirements.

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 faster and more efficiently with hierarchical schematic and design reuse in one cohesive, easy-to-navigate user interface.

Manufacturing
Outputs

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

Altium Designer 19
What’s New

Experience the latest in high-performance PCB design made easy. Explore the powerful new capabilities, features and enhancements in Altium Designer 19.

  • Design Environment

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

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

    Design Environment

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

    English Subtitles

    Variants Support

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

    English Subtitles

    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.

    English Subtitles

    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.

    English Subtitles

    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.

    English Subtitles

    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.

  • Design for Manufacturing

    Learn and apply Design for Manufacturing (DFM) methodology to ensure your PCB designs are functional, reliable and manufacturable - every time.

    Getting Started with
    Design for Manufacturing
    Creating Documentation for
    Successful Manufacturing
    DFM to Maximize Your Production Yield
    IPC Compliant Footprint
    Seamless PCB Documentation
    PCB Panelization
    Rules Driven Design
    Draftsman Templates
    Define the DRC Issue for Selected PCB Objects
    High Pin Count Symbol Creation

    Design for Manufacturing

    Learn and apply Design for Manufacturing (DFM) methodology to ensure your PCB designs are functional, reliable and manufacturable - every time.

    English Subtitles

    Getting Started with Design for Manufacturing

    Get an introduction to Design for Manufacturing with fundamental tips that will help you prepare your boards for successful manufacture.

    English Subtitles

    Creating Documentation for Successful Manufacturing

    Ensure your product is manufactured properly the first time by implementing a complete and accurate PCB documentation package.

    English Subtitles

    DFM to Maximize Your Production Yield

    Maximize your chances of manufacturing a reliable, high-quality board by incorporating DFM to design beyond your digital domain.

    English Subtitles

    IPC Compliant Footprint

    Easily leverage a huge array of ready-made IPC compliant components and save time creating IPC compliant footprints with Altium Designer.

    English Subtitles

    Seamless PCB Documentation

    Simplify your PCB documentation with powerful automation that streamlines every aspect of your workflow in Altium Designer.

    English Subtitles

    PCB Panelization

    Secure your boards during manufacturing and significantly lower production costs by panelizing your designs in Altium Designer.

    English Subtitles

    Rules Driven Design

    Easily define your design requirements by applying design rules to cover every aspect of your PCB in Altium Designer.

    English Subtitles

    Draftsman Templates

    Meet your design documentation standards effortlessly by utilizing Draftsman templates directly within your Altium Designer workspace.

    English Subtitles

    Define the DRC Issue for Selected PCB Objects

    Find and resolve design violations easily with automated rule checking that ensures target objects remain within design specifications.

    English Subtitles

    High Pin Count Symbol Creation

    Learn how to quickly create a high pin count schematic symbol from a pinout file or datasheet you can easily find online.

  • Fabrication & Assembly Drawings

    Découvrez comment faire le meilleur usage de Draftsman dans Altium Designer

    How To Quickly Create a Title Block in Draftsman
    How to insert Transmission line table for Impedance controlled fabs in Draftsman
    How To Insert a Realistic View of Your Board in Draftsman
    How To Customize a Draftsman Sheet Template
    How-To Show The Topology of Your Board on Your Draftsman Assembly View
    How To Describe The Flex and Rigid Regions of Your PCB Drawing in Draftsman

    Fab & Assm Drawings

    Learn how to best best use Draftsman in Altium Designer

    English Subtitles

    How To Quickly Create a Title Block in Draftsman

    A title block is neccessary for your documentation. Learn the fast way of creating title blocks with this video

    English Subtitles

    How to insert Transmission line table for Impedance controlled fabs in Draftsman

    Learn how you can insert a transmission line table for your impedance controlled fabrications in Draftsman

    English Subtitles

    How To Insert a Realistic View of Your Board in Draftsman

    Discover how to place a realistic view of your PCB on your Assembly or Fabrication drawings with Draftsman

    English Subtitles

    How To Customize a Draftsman Sheet Template

    Improved features in Draftsman make it even easier to create your PCB fabrication and assembly drawings

    English Subtitles

    How-To Show The Topology of Your Board on Your Draftsman Assembly View

    Watch and learn how you can show the topology of your board right in your assembly drawing with Draftsman.

    English Subtitles

    How To Describe The Flex and Rigid Regions of Your PCB Drawing in Draftsman

    Watch and learn how to describle the flex and rigid regions of your PCB in Draftsman

  • 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
    English Subtitles

    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

  • Rigid-Flex Design

    Design rigid-flex in full 3D and confirm that the 3D component, case assembly and PCB clearances meet all mechanical requirements.

    DEFINE NEW LAYER STACKS
    LAYER STACK REGIONS
    BENDING LINES

    Rigid Flex

    Design rigid-flex in full 3D and confirm that the 3D component, case assembly and PCB clearances meet all mechanical requirements.

    English Subtitles

    DEFINE NEW LAYER STACKS

    In order to support advanced PCB lamination structures, a new layer stack manager has been developed, which provides the ability to create multiple layer stacks within a single PCB design. This facilitates both embedded components as well as creation of rigid-flex circuits.

    English Subtitles

    LAYER STACK REGIONS

    Having more than one PCB Layer Stack only works if a Designer can show physical areas on the Board for each. Altium Designer utilized its unique viewing mode - Board Planning Mode - for just this.

    English Subtitles

    BENDING LINES

    What would a flexible region be if it couldn’t bend? Included with Altium Designer is the Rigid-Flex toolset. Bending Lines give you the power to create dynamic flexible regions. Even better, folding and unfolding can be done in 3D space, letting you see exactly what the finished product will look like.

  • PCB Design

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

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

    PCB Design

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

    English Subtitles

    Heavily Design Rules Driven

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

    English Subtitles

    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.

    English Subtitles

    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.

    English Subtitles

    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.

    English Subtitles

    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 faster and more efficiently with hierarchical schematic and design reuse in one cohesive, easy-to-navigate user interface.

    Hierarchical
    and Multichannel
    Schematic Driven
    Designs Rules
    ERC Verification
    Component Search

    Schematic Design

    Design top-tier electronics faster and more efficiently with hierarchical schematic and design reuse in one cohesive, easy-to-navigate user interface.

    English Subtitles

    Hierarchical and Multichannel

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

    English Subtitles

    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.

    English Subtitles

    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.

    English Subtitles

    ERC Verification

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

    English Subtitles

    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.

  • Manufacturing Outputs

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

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

    Manufacturing Outputs

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

    English Subtitles

    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.

    English Subtitles

    Reusable Batch Outputs Configurations

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

    English Subtitles

    PCB Panelization Support

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

    English Subtitles

    Seamless PCB Drawing Process

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

  • Altium Designer 19 What’s New

    Experience the latest in high-performance PCB design made easy.
    Explore the powerful new capabilities, features and enhancements in Altium Designer 19.

    Altium Designer 19 Overview
    Pad/Via Thermal Connection
    Draftsman
    Unlimited Mechanical Layers
    Stackup Materials Library
    Routing Follow Mode
    Component Retrace
    Advanced Layer Stack Manager
    Stackup Impedance Profiles Manager
    Real Time Trace Corrections
    Differential Pair Glossing
    Trace Glossing
    Part Search Panel
    Printed Electronics Support
    HDI design support
    Multi-Board Object Smart Mates
    Rigid-Flex Support for Multi-Board Designs
    3D Kernel For Design Export and Geometric Calculations

    Altium Designer 19 What’s New

    Experience the latest in high-performance PCB design made easy. Explore the powerful new capabilities, features and enhancements in Altium Designer 19.

    English Subtitles

    Altium Designer 19 Overview

    Check out some of the new and exciting features coming soon to Altium Designer!

    English Subtitles

    Pad/Via Thermal Connection

    Change thermal connection styles for pads and vias on the fly.

    English Subtitles

    Draftsman

    Improved features in Draftsman make it even easier to create your PCB fabrication and assembly drawings.

    English Subtitles

    Unlimited Mechanical Layers

    Organize your design exactly as you want with no layer restrictions.

    English Subtitles

    Stackup Materials Library

    Explore how Altium Designer makes it easy to define the materials in your layer stack.

    English Subtitles

    Routing Follow Mode

    Discover how to easily route both rigid and flex designs by following the contours of your board.

    English Subtitles

    Component Retrace

    Move components on your board without having to reroute them.

    English Subtitles

    Advanced Layer Stack Manager

    The layer stack manager has been completely updated and reworked including impedence calculations, materials library, and more.

    English Subtitles

    Stackup Impedance Profiles Manager

    Manage multiple impedance profiles for stripline, microstrip, single or differential pairs.

    English Subtitles

    Real Time Trace Corrections

    The Altium Designer routing engine actively stops the creation of acute angles when routing, as well as unnecessary loops.

     

    English Subtitles

    Differential Pair Glossing

    Altium Designer ensures that your differential pairs are coupled together whether you’re entering or leaving a pad or just navigating around obstacles on your board.

    English Subtitles

    Trace Glossing

    The post route glossing functionality maintains the professional integrity of your traces, all while adhearing to your design rules.

    English Subtitles

    Part Search Panel

    Directly place and migrate electronic parts that meet design, availability, and cost requirements with global parametric supplier search.

    English Subtitles

    Printed Electronics Support

    Altium Designer's support of Printed Electronics stackup design gives designers new options with clear advantages!

    English Subtitles

    HDI design support

    Speed up your HDI design with microvias support

    English Subtitles

    Multi-Board Object Smart Mates

    Eliminate the challenge of ensuring the form and fit of multiple boards in an enclosure.

    English Subtitles

    Rigid-Flex Support for Multi-Board Designs

    Create multi-board assemblies with both your rigid-flex and single board designs.

    English Subtitles

    3D Kernel For Design Export and Geometric Calculations

    Logically combine multiple PCB design projects into a physical system assembly to ensure form, function, and fit with no collisions.

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Design Environment

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

Variants Support

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Design for Manufacturing

Learn and apply Design for Manufacturing (DFM) methodology to ensure your PCB designs are functional, reliable and manufacturable - every time.

Getting Started with
Design for Manufacturing

Get an introduction to Design for Manufacturing with fundamental tips that will help you prepare your boards for successful manufacture.

Creating Documentation for
Successful Manufacturing

Ensure your product is manufactured properly the first time by implementing a complete and accurate PCB documentation package.

DFM to Maximize Your Production Yield

Maximize your chances of manufacturing a reliable, high-quality board by incorporating DFM to design beyond your digital domain.

IPC Compliant Footprint

Easily leverage a huge array of ready-made IPC compliant components and save time creating IPC compliant footprints with Altium Designer.

Seamless PCB Documentation

Simplify your PCB documentation with powerful automation that streamlines every aspect of your workflow in Altium Designer.

PCB Panelization

Secure your boards during manufacturing and significantly lower production costs by panelizing your designs in Altium Designer.

Rules Driven Design

Easily define your design requirements by applying design rules to cover every aspect of your PCB in Altium Designer.

Draftsman Templates

Meet your design documentation standards effortlessly by utilizing Draftsman templates directly within your Altium Designer workspace.

Define the DRC Issue for Selected PCB Objects

Find and resolve design violations easily with automated rule checking that ensures target objects remain within design specifications.

High Pin Count Symbol Creation

Learn how to quickly create a high pin count schematic symbol from a pinout file or datasheet you can easily find online.

Fabrication & Assembly Drawings

Découvrez comment faire le meilleur usage de Draftsman dans Altium Designer

How To Quickly Create a Title Block in Draftsman

A title block is neccessary for your documentation. Learn the fast way of creating title blocks with this video

How to insert Transmission line table for Impedance controlled fabs in Draftsman

Learn how you can insert a transmission line table for your impedance controlled fabrications in Draftsman

How To Insert a Realistic View of Your Board in Draftsman

Discover how to place a realistic view of your PCB on your Assembly or Fabrication drawings with Draftsman

How To Customize a Draftsman Sheet Template

Improved features in Draftsman make it even easier to create your PCB fabrication and assembly drawings

How-To Show The Topology of Your Board on Your Draftsman Assembly View

Watch and learn how you can show the topology of your board right in your assembly drawing with Draftsman.

How To Describe The Flex and Rigid Regions of Your PCB Drawing in Draftsman

Watch and learn how to describle the flex and rigid regions of your PCB in Draftsman

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

Rigid-Flex Design

Design rigid-flex in full 3D and confirm that the 3D component, case assembly and PCB clearances meet all mechanical requirements.

DEFINE NEW LAYER STACKS

In order to support advanced PCB lamination structures, a new layer stack manager has been developed, which provides the ability to create multiple layer stacks within a single PCB design. This facilitates both embedded components as well as creation of rigid-flex circuits.

LAYER STACK REGIONS

Having more than one PCB Layer Stack only works if a Designer can show physical areas on the Board for each. Altium Designer utilized its unique viewing mode - Board Planning Mode - for just this.

BENDING LINES

What would a flexible region be if it couldn’t bend? Included with Altium Designer is the Rigid-Flex toolset. Bending Lines give you the power to create dynamic flexible regions. Even better, folding and unfolding can be done in 3D space, letting you see exactly what the finished product will look like.

PCB Design

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

Heavily Design
Rules Driven

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

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.

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.

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.

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 faster and more efficiently with hierarchical schematic and design reuse in one cohesive, easy-to-navigate user interface.

Hierarchical
and Multichannel

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

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.

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.

ERC Verification

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

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.

Manufacturing Outputs

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

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.

Reusable Batch
Outputs Configurations

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

PCB Panelization
Support

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

Seamless PCB
Drawing Process

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

Altium Designer 19 What’s New

Experience the latest in high-performance PCB design made easy.
Explore the powerful new capabilities, features and enhancements in Altium Designer 19.

Altium Designer 19 Overview

Check out some of the new and exciting features coming soon to Altium Designer!

Pad/Via Thermal Connection

Change thermal connection styles for pads and vias on the fly.

Draftsman

Improved features in Draftsman make it even easier to create your PCB fabrication and assembly drawings.

Unlimited Mechanical Layers

Organize your design exactly as you want with no layer restrictions.

Stackup Materials Library

Explore how Altium Designer makes it easy to define the materials in your layer stack.

Routing Follow Mode

Discover how to easily route both rigid and flex designs by following the contours of your board.

Component Retrace

Move components on your board without having to reroute them.

Advanced Layer Stack Manager

The layer stack manager has been completely updated and reworked including impedence calculations, materials library, and more.

Stackup Impedance Profiles Manager

Manage multiple impedance profiles for stripline, microstrip, single or differential pairs.

Real Time Trace Corrections

The Altium Designer routing engine actively stops the creation of acute angles when routing, as well as unnecessary loops.

 

Differential Pair Glossing

Altium Designer ensures that your differential pairs are coupled together whether you’re entering or leaving a pad or just navigating around obstacles on your board.

Trace Glossing

The post route glossing functionality maintains the professional integrity of your traces, all while adhearing to your design rules.

Part Search Panel

Directly place and migrate electronic parts that meet design, availability, and cost requirements with global parametric supplier search.

Printed Electronics Support

Altium Designer's support of Printed Electronics stackup design gives designers new options with clear advantages!

HDI design support

Speed up your HDI design with microvias support

Multi-Board Object Smart Mates

Eliminate the challenge of ensuring the form and fit of multiple boards in an enclosure.

Rigid-Flex Support for Multi-Board Designs

Create multi-board assemblies with both your rigid-flex and single board designs.

3D Kernel For Design Export and Geometric Calculations

Logically combine multiple PCB design projects into a physical system assembly to ensure form, function, and fit with no collisions.