Cost Of Solder
Choosing the right components underlies the success of your PCB. Not only do designers have to choose components, like solder, to fulfill technical requirements, they also have to consider the cost and availability of them. Consequently, the wrong component selection can be costly, not just in terms of the cost of the final unit price, but it can also impact the delivery schedule and even the overall success of the design.
That’s why Altium Designer 18’s ActiveBOM makes it easier than ever to control the cost of your PCB design. As you are placing your parts and adding them to your library, you can easily check the current cost and supply chain information. Whether you’re choosing a certain solder, screw, or even an adhesive for your board, ActiveBOM helps you manage the cost and BoM output file.
ActiveBOM also lets you:
Define target pricing at the individual item level from the beginning
Make your BomDoc be the source of all data for the PCB
Use Altium Cloud Services to see detailed and current supply chain information
Add supply chain information to the components at any time and enter it directly into the BoM
Ensure the success of your PCB and stay within your budget by using Altium Designer 18 for all of your PCB design needs. Activate your free trial now to see how ActiveBOM and all of its other great features work.