Every part you choose and place on your printed circuit board (PCB) should be considered not only for its function but also its cost and availability. Rather than risk having to go back to the drawing board because one of the parts you need is no longer available or now costs too much, you need access to PCB parts libraries that provide you with rich information.
Altium Designer 18 (AD18) features ActiveBOM technology. ActiveBOM minimizes unexpected costs and late-stage changes, while becoming a source for all of the BoM data for your PCB. In addition to ActiveBOM, AD18 also features:
Extensive ECAD and MCAD libraries
Realistic Native 3D PCB renderings
Guided routing automation
To learn more about AD18’s parts libraries and other features, request a free software trial now or chat with an Altium expert.