Why Altium Designer Will Give You Better Results Over OrCAD
Altium Designer delivers on its promise of an easy to learn and use professional quality set of PCB design tools, while other CAD systems miss the mark.
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PCB design tools meant to get your circuit board printed with ease of mind for the designer.
Designing printed circuit boards for the level of technology required by today’s circuitry is much different than what it used to be. High-speed, RF, flex, and complex multi-layer high-density interconnect designs are an ever-growing challenge for PCB design engineers. The days of tossing the job “over-the-wall” to a PCB designer are rapidly falling behind us, while the need for a printed circuit board design CAD system that can handle all aspects of the design is becoming increasingly important. At one time you may have used a combination of Mentor Graphics, Cadsoft Eagle PCB, Pads layout, or OrCAD layout tools for schematic design and PCB layout. Anymore though trying to mix together different tools together can result in major design problems, slipped schedules, and frustrated design personnel. For the best possible results you need one complete design system that is easy to use and at the same time will handle your most complex designs. You need a CAD software system that will take you from schematic capture all the way through to final Gerber files; you need Altium Designer.
The first question you should answer is just exactly what it is that you do need in a circuit board design CAD system? You should look for a powerful system that is both easy to use as well as one that will handle your most complex designs. A system that has all the tools you need in one software package is also important. You need a system that has a common user interface so that a design engineer isn’t constantly re-learning the tools, and a system whose tools were created to work together in a natural workflow. The great news is that all of this already exists, and it is available to you in one powerful design system; Altium Designer.
You Need Powerful, Easy to Use Design Tools that Will Get the Job Done
You may be new to PCB design tools, or you may be transitioning from another CAD system. Make sure that you know ahead of time exactly what you need from any CAD file.
- To make an informed decision on PCB design tools, you need as much information as possible.
- You don’t have time to learn and relearn tools that are difficult to use.
- Design tools that are built to work together will save you time and frustration.
Working in Altium Designer’s unified design environment simplifies going from tool to tool
For the best results you need a PCB design system that will give you the optimum performance to handle all of your design challenges, and yet is easy to learn and intuitive to use. Altium Designer has been created with those specific goals in mind. From schematic symbols and PCB footprints that you either create or download, to component placement and advanced routing functionality in layout, Altium Designer will deliver. With every tool you need at your fingertips in Altium’s signature unified design environment, you won’t have to worry about working with differing interfaces that can slow down your productivity. Additionally, the unified design environment will propagate the changes you make in one tool automatically throughout the entire design making your job both easier and faster. Altium Designer is the professional quality design toolset that you’ve always needed, and is ready for you to use today.
Productive and Professional Quality PCB Design Tools that You Can Rely On
You don’t have time for the disappointment of tools that promise but don’t deliver. You need the productivity and professional quality of Altium Designer to get your job done right.
- Altium Designer’s schematic editor is an easy to learn tool that has the power and capabilities to handle your most challenging designs.
- Altium Designer features a unified design environment which makes your job easier with common tool interfaces and data formats.
- Altium Designer’s unified design environment gives you unparalleled control over your design data, what you change in one tool will be reflected everywhere else.
Working with high-speed design signal paths in Altium Designer
Don’t be fooled by CAD systems that boast of a unified design environment, and yet are built up from differing tools. Altium Designer was created to provide you with a natural, intuitive, and productive workflow with tools built from the ground up to work together and guided by comprehensive design rules to give you the best results. Are you looking to migrate your old CAD files from OrCAD to Altium Designer? The advanced import wizard in Altium Designer will easily bring in your old schematic library and PCB files. Altium Designer’s powerful PCB editor also features advanced functionality for all aspects of designing your board, from component placement to advanced high-speed routing features.
For the Most Powerful, Advanced, and Productive PCB Design Tools, Step Up Into Altium Designer
More so than any other PCB design system, Altium Designer is the professional CAD tools that you need for your designs.
- It’s time to make the switch over to Altium, see how Altium Designer makes this a smooth transition.
- Altium Designer will give you unprecedented features when routing your PCB designs.
- Configuring your high-speed design signal paths is an easy process with Altium Designer’s xSignals editor.
Whether you are looking at CAD tools for the first time or are looking for a better system than what you already have, Altium Designer is the best choice you can make.