Order Printed Circuit Board
When you're ready to order your printed circuit board (PCB) from the manufacturer, you need to make sure you are providing a complete documentation package to avoid delays. The best way to prevent manufacture difficulty is to use a comprehensive schematic and PCB design software like Altium Designer that takes into account library management and supply chain so you can avoid manufacturing blowouts with real-time item information.
Altium Design includes a connectivity manager and enhanced 3D engine allowing you to render design models and multi-board assemblies for easy fabrication. Directly place all of the necessary assembly and manufacturing views with direct links to source data so that you can have up-to-date documentation at the push of a button. There is no need to export to a separate application or to recreate your board in an external 3D application as Altium Designer generates all the data documentation manufacturers need to make your PCB, including:
Fabrication Drawings - the basic documents required to have your PCB fabricated delivered in file formats that include Gerber files, and ODB++ files.
Assembly Print - provided in a PDF document, it details the location of the parts, as well as any information on special markings or packaging required for the PCB
Bill of Materials - the controlling document for components and the approved vendor list which provides the manufacturer and the manufacturer’s part number
Altium Designer simplifies the design process with quality features and tools that help deliver up-to-date documentation for seamless PCB manufacture. Request your free trial today!