Celebrating 35 years on
the forefront of PCB Design

SPICE Simulation

Use the new Simulation Dashboard for step-by-step help with setting up and running a simulation. Easily isolate errors during simulation verification, set-up, and analysis.

The Altium Designer schematic environment has dedicated simulation tools to help you understand your design without having to switch tools or user interfaces.

Easily work with the most frequently used analog model formats including PSpice and LTSpice, as well as, encrypted simulation models.

Rigid Flex Design

Edit flexible and rigid regions independently using any freeform shape. Manage bending lines applied to any edge, including cutouts in the board.
Use pre-defined layers for flex stacks, featuring their own specific behaviors and visual representation, for a more complete and realistic physical model of flexible PCBs.
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Harness realistic stack-up visualization to see the board as it will be manufactured, simplifying workflow and greatly reducing human error.

High-Speed Design

Trombone, Sawtooth, and Accordion PCB Length Tuning Patterns simplify high speed designs and make it easier than ever to get perfect length tuning to optimize your board layout.
Define and assign a specific list of rules and constraints to all critical design elements, such as components, nets, and LVDS.
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Dynamic polygon pouring rebuilds poured shapes while editing board elements so you can make better decisions while editing your layout.

Schematic Improvements

Create and edit schematics with meaningful insights for all your nets. Effortlessly view and modify net properties for all of your electrical primitives, including the ability to set voltage for power nets and frequency for high speed nets.
It can be challenging to pick the right components when working on a new schematic. Plus, it isn't always necessary for early stages of development. Quickly place generic components to complete your design and replace them in seconds to complete your schematic.
Most modern micro-controllers have multiple package options supporting remappable pins. Rapidly and precisely define the function of each pin to make your schematic and layout process smoother than ever.

Altium 365®

Navigate a visual, progressive timeline to understand who, when, and why a specific project revision was created including a comprehensive list of all design changes between revisions.
When your projects are connected to your Altium 365 Workspace, you can add comments directly in the context of your design enabling clear communication while reducing discrepancies and time spent on managing design changes.
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Know exactly when a design file is being used by another team member to reduce the chance of data loss due to multiple user changes.
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Select and compare file revisions (schematics, boards, or Gerber files) and even entire projects. A detailed change list displays for easy navigation and in-depth comparison.

The Most Connected Experience
for PCB Design & Realization

Any Angle Routing

Expertly maneuver around obstacles on a densely populated board, routing deep into your BGA, eliminating the need for extra signal layers. With an intelligent obstacle avoidance algorithm, you're able to avoid obstacles using tangential arcs, making the most efficient use of your board real estate.

Sliding

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 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 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 will monitor return paths and check the return path integrity of all reference polygons so that you won’t have to manually do it.