When you design a PCB, it’s the components and they way they’re connected that actually create your electronic device. Individual components are the building blocks for your device and each component used has its own symbol, footprint, variant, and simulation model. In the real world, a DPDT relay switch is a tangible object. But in a virtual PCB design world, DPDT relay switch is represented by a symbol on the schematic and a footprint on the PCB, and so on. Altium Designer 18 makes it easy to create and manage your own custom components.
Altium Designer is an all-inclusive PCB design software solution featuring powerful tools, editors and features that are integrated and synchronized in a single unified design platform.
Altium Designer features a flexible PCB Library Wizard that makes it simple to build and manage your own design libraries– create a symbol in the schematic library editor then organize your component and model collections to best suit your needs:
Integrated Library - pre-verified and pre-packed components compiled into source schematic/PCB/simulation models
PCB Library - store PCB footprint models; add 3D models to each footprint
Schematic Library - a model library for holding component symbols; add model links and parameters to each symbol and it becomes a component library
Database Library - link design components to company data
Altium Vault - easy access and management of your components to real-time supplier data
Altium Designer PCB Wizard helps you create, manage and organize your libraries with ease. Register now for a complimentary, risk-free 15-day trial.
As an Engineer, you dream big. Equip yourself with the best PCB design software tools to build your dreams. With over 30 years of R&D, Altium Designer is the circuit board layout software that stays with you.