Creating a schematic drawing is usually the first step in PCB design. It’s where you put your ideas on paper, define the circuits and let the electronic design in your mind begin to take shape. Historically, schematic drawings have been completed separately from the rest of the design processes. But that can lead to frustrating synchronization issues. Thankfully, Altium Designer is changing the way the world approaches schematics.
Altium Designer 18 is an advanced, all-inclusive PCB design software solution. Featuring powerful tools and flexible editors that empower you to design PCBs of any size, Altium’s interactive system of checks and balances lets you design with confidence. The single data model utilized in Altium Designer 18 automatically connects schematics to PCB layouts, eliminating conversion issues and synchronization errors. With Altium Designer, you can create rule configurations, change a model link, symbol or footprint at the graphical-level, and enable grammar checking to correct underlying design problems.
Altium goes far beyond schematics with:
A Robust Layer Stack Manager with built-in impedance calculator
An advanced Design Rule Checker (DRC)
Visual Power Analysis with PDN Analyzer
Interconnected rigid-flex and multi-board assemblies
User-guided, constraints driven routing with ActiveRoute®
A seamless PCB documentation process using OutJobs, Draftsman® and ACTIVEBOM®
Simple schematics capture, powerful PCB layout design and a multitude of features? Altium Designer 18 has it all! Sign up here to get started with a free 15-day trial.