There is a saying in PCB design that the cost of fixing a mistake increases 10 fold each step of the process. Each mistake keeps multiplying the factor 10 fold, so there is a strong motivator to get it right during design than to wait to fix the mistake when the customer has the product in their hand. One of the hardest areas to get right is fitting the loaded board into the product PCB enclosures.
Why is it hard? Today’s electronic product boards have unusual shapes with tightly packed components and might include multiple PCBs that connect together. The PCB design must move back and forth across the ECAD and MCAD divide. Altium Designer has Native 3D and MCAD integration and access to supply chain vendors for all types of enclosures, along with all the accessories - all in one place. No need to shop around.
With Altium Designer, your PCB design can go from idea to manufacturing, and includes:
A complete PCB environment of support and tools all in one place
Native 3D and MCAD integration - views of electrical and mechanical integration
Access to hundreds of supply chain vendors for best enclosure pricing
With over 30 years of Altium research, development, and design experience, engineers and designers look to Altium for their PCB design needs. Try our FREE 15-day trial.