Make Altium Designer Your New Go-to PCB Design Software Package
With so many different PCB design packages on the market, consider this before jumping for the lowest price software. Whether your company is entrenched in the industry or is just starting out, you need all the tools the industry demands in one place. Other PCB design software packages place different tools in different programs and there is no reason to switch between programs just to complete standard design tasks. With Altium Designer, you have access to all the industry-standard tools you need to produce the best electronic devices and manage all of your design files all within a unified design environment.
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So you’re searching for that new piece of online PCB design software to take your electronic devices to the next level. With so many options on the market, how do you pick the software package that will help you meet your goals? You’ll need access to the best schematic and layout tools that beautifully integrate with advanced simulation tools, component libraries, and manufacturing deliverable generation tools. Instead of choosing a software platform that separates these features into different program, consider using the industry’s only unified PCB design platform.
This is what makes Altium Designer unique. Altium Designer integrates all these tools and more in a unified design environment. The standard schematic and layout design tools are easy to use and integrate with industry-standard simulation, analysis, and documentation features. Better yet, the circuit board design tools you want are all powered by Altium Designer’s 64-bit multithreading architecture.
With an intuitive design interface and easy-to-find commands, Altium Designer lets you get started building PCB and device schematics immediately. You’ll have access to extensive component libraries and are designed to perfectly integrate with Altium Designer. Once you get your schematic finished and you are ready to start building your board’s layout, your schematic is quickly captured and transforms into an initial layout for the circuit you’re designing.
The Best Schematic and Layout Tools in a Single Platform
Forget about separating schematic design and PCB layout into different programs. Altium Designer gives you access to the best schematic and layout tools in a single platform. This ensures integration with your component libraries and more advanced analysis features.
- Building schematics is ultra-easy, and your schematics are easily captured in your PCB layout in Altium Designer.
- PCB layout requires the highest accuracy CAD tools. Altium Designer makes important design features customizable and lets you place components with unparalleled accuracy.
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- Altium Designer’s unified design model integrates all these tools and more within a single software platform.
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Altium Designer’s unified design interface
Designing ultra-modern electronics requires PCB design software with the most advanced tools, component organization, and features. But applying these tools to your circuit board requires software with an intuitive interface. Your design tools should also play nice together and be accessible within a single interface. When you work in Altium Designer’s unified design environment, you’ll see increased design productivity and seamless integration with tools like design rule checking features.
Altium Designer Integrates the Advanced Design Tools You Need
From interactive routing tools, to signal analysis and MCAD tools, Altium Designer includes all the features you need to design the highest quality PCBs. The unified design model integrates design rule checking with all of these advanced features. You can define customized design rules for your device application and ensure that your PCB will meet the highest industry standards.
- Advanced designs require advanced routing techniques. Altium Designer gives you access to automated routing, pin swapping, and high-speed design and signaling tools.
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- Altium Designer gives you the capabilities to edit existing design rules and define custom design constraints for your particular application.
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- You don’t need to memorize every single design rule. Altium Designer integrates rules checking into all the basic and advanced design features. Rule violations can be checked on-the-fly, and errors are displayed in an intuitive interface.
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3D design view in Altium Designer
Every new software package comes with a learning curve, and many software companies leave you to fend for yourself and your circuit. You’ll get stuck searching for external resources and tutorials online with little or no help from the company. Open source or free software packages work the same way, with no one around to guide you towards success. You owe it to your circuit and your board to find tools which will work with you and create easy-to-read files.
Altium gives you access to resources prepared by industry experts that can help you get started designing immediately. Altium Designer has an intuitive user interface that is easy to navigate, important settings are easy to access, and the F1 help page can be accessed within the program. The documentation includes examples and guides for using each tool, and Altium gives you access to video tutorials and webinars. When you are ready to move on to more advanced features, Altium will be there to guide you through any difficulties you might have.
Beat the Learning Curve With Altium Designer
Whether you’re an industry veteran from a large company or you run a new startup, Altium will be there to guide along the journey to PCB design success. Altium Designer’s intuitive interface makes it easy for beginners to get started on any printed circuit they want to make. If you’re an experienced designer, the interface will be familiar enough that you can dive right into your first design. You’ll also have access to resources be able to use any tool that can help your circuit along the way.
- The extensive Documentation for Altium Designer contains full explanations of features, access instructions, and visual tutorials.
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- Altium supports an active community of PCB design professionals. You can access the Altium Live forum if you have PCB design questions or need help using the software.
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- Altium hosts webinars delivered by PCB design experts. You’ll have access to advanced tutorials and technical talks on advanced PCB design issues.
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When you’re looking to upgrade to the best PCB design software package, Altium Designer includes the tools you need to start building the best PCBs. Whether your company is large or small, Altium Designer gives you access to all the features the industry demands.