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.

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.

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Explore the Altium Designer Environment

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.

Part Search Panel

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

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


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

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.


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.


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.


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.

Rigid-Flex Support for Multi-Board Designs

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

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

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

Real Time Trace Corrections

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

Pad/Via Thermal Connection

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

Trace Glossing

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

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.

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.

Advanced Layer Stack Manager

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

Multi-Board Object Smart Mates

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

Component Retrace

Move components on your board without having to reroute them.

HDI design support

Speed up your HDI design with microvias support.

Routing Follow Mode

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

Printed Electronics Support

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

Stackup Impedance Profiles Manager

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

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.

Schematic Design

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

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.

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

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® 20 What’s New

Take a glimpse at some of the new functionality you will see in Altium Designer 20.

Preview powerful new features, tools, and enhancements to existing technologies in this exciting new installment.


Editing traces to improve signal integrity can be time-consuming, especially when you have to edit individual arcs and serpentine tunings. This is why Altium Designer 20 incorporates a new gloss engine and advanced push and shove capabilities to help speed up this process so you can improve your productivity.

Interactive Properties Panel

Have complete clarity to design objects and functions with the updated properties panel. View pertinent properties, supplier info, and even life-cycle info all in real-time.

Schematic Rendering

A smooth and fast schematic experience awaits thanks to DirectX in Altium Designer. This new implementation smoothes out zooming, panning even dramatically speeds up copy and paste functionality.

Schematic Dynamic Data Model

Unnecessary re-compiling of large schematics can take up a lot of time. This is why Altium Designer uses a new dynamic data model, which incrementally and continuously compiles in the background eliminating the need to perform a full design compile.

Time Based Matched Lengths

High-speed digital circuits depend on signals and data arriving on time. If traces are improperly tuned, flight times vary and data errors can be abundant. Altium Designer 20 calculates the propagation time on traces and provides synchronized flight time for high-speed digital signals.

Creepage Distance Rule

This new design rule flags a violation when the creepage distance across the non-conductive surface and edge regions of the board, between the targeted signals, is equal to or less than the specified Creepage distance.

Return Path Checking

High-speed signals create electromagnetic fields that can cause cross talk, data errors or be radiated unless proper return paths are provided. Proper return paths allow noise currents to return to the ground through a very low impedance, eliminating the problems. Altium Designer 20 will monitor return paths and check the return path integrity of all reference polygons so that you won’t have to manually do it.