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.
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.
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.
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.
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.