Routing is “the process of defining a connective path between the nodes in each net”, and it’s a key factor in successful PCB layout design. The process relies heavily on correct component placement and it can feel like an overwhelming task. Fortunately, Altium Designer 18 incorporates several interactive routing features to assist with efficient and accurate routing of your PCB.
Altium Designer 18 is a powerful, unified PCB design solution featuring ActiveRoute®– the intuitive, user-guided interactive routing technology that makes routing high speed, high density, multi-layer boards simple. Interactive routing using the Altium PCB editor is an intelligent process– launch the command, click on a pad, select the connection to route and Altium’s interactive router defines a routing path. Features such as Routing Conflict Resolution, Walkaround, Hug and Push, Stop and Ignore give you options for dealing with existing objects on the board so you can make the best choices for your design needs. Altium’s PCB Editor also features a net analyzer that continuously monitors the location of objects on the board, and updates connection lines when an object moved or edited so you can make corrections and changes easily.
What else does Altium Designer 18 include?
64-bit architecture and multithreading for optimal functionality, speed and stability
Powerful PCB design and board layout capabilities
Easy creation of layer stack templates for reuse
A simple design verification
Interconnected rigid-flex and multi-board assembly
Real-time BOM management and a seamless PCB documentation process
Don’t dread the routing process. Simplify it– with Altium Designer 18 and ActiveRoute®!
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