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For years the standard system design workflow has been to develop the individual PCB design, and then physically fit its prototype build into the full system mockup. With today’s complex designs offset by demands for reduced design schedules and budgets, the old workflow has become a logjam due to the time and expense of continual prototypes to debug the problems between the system circuit boards.
Successful system design still requires working with all the boards together in order to verify their fit and connectivity, however, the question is how can this be accomplished in a more timely and productive fashion? With all the layers already embedded in any given printed circuit, multi board assembly can make the difficult task of tracking components, traces, and copper, and connectors through the manufacturing process even more difficult. Altium Designer is ready with the answer for you in its multi-board assembly technology.
By combining the schematics and the layouts of your different system PCB designs, you can then work with the layouts together in one 3D session in order to check their fit and connectivity. Altium Designer’s native 3D engine and advanced multi-board functionality will allow you to find and correct board-to-board problems before you go to prototype. To save time and money and get your designs completed ahead of the competition, you need Altium Designer.
Altium Designer has the functionality you need to successfully complete your multi-board system design on time and within budget. By combining the schematics into a single multi-board schematic, Altium Designer will allow you to connect your individual designs together. In layout, those connections will be used in the multi-board assembly to verify that the different boards are connected the way that you intended them to be.
Now you are ready to display your PCB layouts in Altium Designer’s native 3D engine in order to check them together for fit within the system. At the same time, you can also import your system’s enclosure from your mechanical design team. This will allow you to fully verify in 3D the accuracy of your entire system design before you commit to building prototypes. Altium Designer is the tool of choice when it comes to saving you time and money.
Altium Designer’s multi-board technology will save you time and money on repetitive prototype builds to find and correct system board-to-board problems.
Using Altium Designer’s Multi-Board technology, you can visualize your full system design
The multi-board assembly functionality is all part of the powerful Altium Designer PCB design system. Based on a solid foundation of a 64-bit multithreading architecture, Altium Designer has the power to handle any design challenge. While the simple and intuitive interface of the schematic editor lends itself well to those first working with it, it is also one of the most powerful and versatile schematic capture applications available today. It has been created to handle the most complex hierarchical and multi-channel designs.
The layout side of Altium Designer is also equally advanced with a host of functionality for your PCB designs. Along with its various capabilities for working with your component placement in 3D, it also comes standard with a multitude of interactive routing tools that will make trace routing a breeze. Because of its ease of use along with its vast capabilities, Altium Designer is the PCB design system that offers something for everyone.
Multi-board assemblies and other advanced functionality requires a powerful CAD system, and Altium Designer has been created with the power that you will need.
Altium Designer’s unified design environment and section viewing allows you to work effortlessly between tools
There’s a lot more to PCB design though then schematic capture and PCB layout, and Altium Designer’s advanced tool set is the best that you can find. Altium Designer has been created from the ground up based on the principle of a unified design environment. With the unified design environment, the data format that you work within the beginning of your design in Altium Designer is used throughout the entire design process. This means that you don’t have to worry about data translations and interfaces when you go in and out of Altium Designer’s simulators, auto routers, and other tools. Make sure your circuit gets printed with all the proper components.
The design data in the system naturally flows from one tool to the other. Altium Designer also gives you another portal into your design data with Active BOM. This gives you access to all of your component data as well as a cloud connection to your part vendors for immediate and up-to-date component information and specifications. And at the end of the design, there’s no need to stress out about creating your manufacturing drawings, Draftsman will auto-generate them for you. Altium Designer has been created to handle all of your PCB design needs from start to finish and all in the same complete design system.
From library part creation to final manufacturing drawings, everything that you need to do in PCB design is contained within Altium Designer.
The stress over circuits, pads, and traces is over - with Altium Designer the only signal you’ll need to pay attention to is the signal to go. With Altium Designer’s multi-board pcb design technology, you can verify your system design before you send your designs out for manufacturing. This will save you time and money, and put you ahead of your competition with your full system design process.