Arduino is very well-known in the open source hardware and software community. The Arduino UNO is the most widely used board by first timers, hobbyists and DIYers who want to start tinkering with relay board schematics. However, when you’re ready to graduate beyond “tinkering” and design a more complex PCB layout, Altium Designer has everything you need to upgrade easily.
Altium Designer offers powerful design tools such as ActiveRoute, user-guided interactive routing, flexible release management, 3D visualizations with clearance checking and powerful design reuse tools. With multi-board assembly capabilities and access to ECAD libraries housing more than 300,000 ready-to-use component, Altium ensures a smooth design process with professional results. So if your goal is to design a PCB using familiar parts, like those made by Arduino, you have control over your design from beginning to end.
Altium’s unique integrated design environment means every part of your design is unified in one convenient location and your work is always connected and synchronized:
Unified Schematic– allows you to design your PCB layouts and custom-select board components with our synchronized, unified interface
Unified PCB– Easily manage and modify elements of your design– schematic to board layout– within a unified design environment
Unified Documentation– Automate fabrication and assembly drawing creation using active documentation linked to your PCB design
Upgrade your software and upgrade your designs with Altium Designer. Altium will give you a free 15-day trial to get you started.