Electronic engineers and designers know that the shape of a circuit board isn’t always the correct shape for fabrication and manufacturing. To fit through assembly equipment during fabrication and assembly a PCB must have two parallel sides. To allow for easier handling during the assembly process, or to create the necessary clearance from components to board edge, extra PCB material is added to the sides– these are called rails.
When you’re designing a PCB, you need to make sure everything fits together correctly- from early in the design, all the way through to fabrication and assembly. Altium Designer is a complete, unified PCB design software package that gives you access to the tools, features and resources you need to create your PCB from beginning to end. With easy to use schematic capture, native 3D visualization and clearance checking, user guided automated routing and advanced Gerber X2 file viewers allowing for simple generation of output documentation, Altium Designer has everything you need for success.
Altium Designer includes these features and tools:
Interconnected Multi-Board Assembly
Modern Interface Experience
Powerful PCB Design
Fast and High-Quality Routing
Real-time BOM Management
Seamless PCB Documentation Process
Take your design all the way to assembly and manufacturing with Altium Designer. Sign up here to start your free trial today.