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PCB designers are often faced with a difficult task; to deliver high-quality designs on-time with out-of-date and incomplete design software. Does this sound like what you have to deal with as a PCB designer creating custom PCB designs? If it does then you should take a look at the leading edge design technology from Altium. No longer will you be manipulating a mixed-tool design system trying to get it to talk to each other. Instead, the library components that you start the design will be part of the same system structure as the final outputs that you deliver to your manufacturer. You will also be working with a design system that is built from the ground up to provide you with the power you need for tasks such as routing and design verification as you design printed circuit boards. Altium also knows that your circuit design isn’t complete until you deliver it to the PCB manufacturer. With that in mind, Altium Designer comes complete with powerful tools to help you create your manufacturing documentation all with the same intuitive user interface that you have used from the very start of your design. Altium Designer is tomorrow’s PCB layout tool technology ready to go to work for you today.
Trace routing is a cornerstone of PCB design tools layout, and no job is complete without connecting everything up in a schematic editor. But trace routing can also be a problem with outdated routing functionality and design systems that lack the power necessary for today’s complex PCB designs. As part of its software packages, Altium Designer has these problems covered so that you can finish your trace routing ahead of schedule and complete your electronic design.
Based on a 64-bit architecture with multi-threading, there is plenty of horsepower under the hood to make sure that your routing, verification, and graphical needs are provided for in this software tool. In addition to the regular manual and auto-routing routines that you would expect, Altium Designer is also equipped with Active Route, a user-guided auto-router that produces trace routing with manual-like precision. Design automation like this can help save you time and avoid unnecessary effort working in a layout tool creating designs for PCB boards.
There’s more to routing then just the signal traces, your printed circuit board needs to have a well laid out power delivery network as well. Altium Designer has this covered with a PDN analyzer that you can invoke from within the layout so that you can see exactly what needs to be done to create an optimum power system for your design. All of your routing needs are more than covered with Altium Designer.
Powerful Functionality to Get Your PCB Routed Quickly and Precisely
You can depend on Altium Designer’s powerful routing tools to get your board completely routed with precise results.
Altium Designer’s Active Route
A lot of design tools boast of their capabilities, but Altium Designer actually delivers what it promises. Altium also knows that once you are finished with the design there’s still more work to be done, and once again Altium delivers. Have you had trouble before synchronizing multiple system boards? Altium has an answer for this with their multi-board assembly functionality.
With Altium Designer, you can bring in multiple boards to manage their fit and connectivity with each other. Do you find yourself wasting a lot of time recreating the same drawing pieces over and over again with each design? Again, Altium has you covered with Draftsman, a tool that allows you to automate the creation of your manufacturing drawings.
All of this functionality in all of these tools in the same unified design environment may sound complex, but Altium has re-engineered the entire Altium Designer platform with an enhanced user interface to make your job easier.
Finish the Job Ahead of Schedule with Tools that are Designed to Enhance Your Productivity
Altium Designer gives you the automated drawing creation tools that you need to complete your design without confusion.
Create manufacturing drawings with Altium Designer’s Draftsman
Having to mix tools together from different environments and more than one layout editor has always been the bottleneck in PCB design and electronic design automation. Schematic symbols and other schematic items would contain one set of information while layout footprints would contain another causing confusion amongst electronic engineers and others. Trying to synchronize all of this data was a nightmare. This is no longer a problem with Altium Designer and the design process you follow designing with Altium Designer and the included component library.
All the tools within Altium Designer design suite are based on the same unified data model. This means that as you develop your library parts, all the data that you need for the schematic diagrams, circuit simulation of your electronic circuits, 2D layout, and 3D verification will be built into the component. Component placement in layout is based on the same parts that you gathered into the bill of materials at the beginning of the design and continues with 3D verification in Altium Designer to your mechanical constraints for your PCB assembly.
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With Altium Designer you can escape the problems of a mixed-tool system and rely on a unified data model to make library preparation for component placement a natural workflow.
You can’t afford to risk the design project and bet your job on outdated tools that may not get the job done. Take a look at Altium Designer for the most complete, advanced, and powerful tools that you can get for design PCB layout software.