You've captured the schematic, and now it's time to layout the board. The truth is, there is no "one way" to place components, so you'll want to make sure you are designing with industry-leading PCB layout software to help complete your design. Altium Designer is the complete PCB solution and the only cohesive, end-to-end design environment that ensures electronic design professionals are always supported and equipped for productivity.
Altium Designer 18 provides the tools, footprints, components, and functionality that design professionals need to efficiently complete PCB layout. How your board is manufactured will determine what kind of space you have to work with during the component placement process.
But, before you ever place a part down, you’ll want to understand this information from your manufacturer:
How are your components going to be assembled -- by wave soldering, selective soldering, or hand soldering?
How is your board going to be assembled and tested?
Will you need to add any clearances to your board for v-scoring?
Altium Designer 18 includes board layout features that help PCB design professionals address and easily handle any challenge you may encounter when laying out a board. Request your free trial today to experience most widely-used PCB design solution!