Gone are the days of PCB design, where the board was a simple insulated core layer with a single thin layer of copper on one or both sides. Modern PCBs have anywhere from 2 to 32 layers, so thickness can vary greatly. Fortunately, Altium Designer 18 makes defining board thickness simple.
Altium Designer 18 is the most advanced PCB design software available. With powerful features like a Layer Stack Manager, Altium allows you to easily configure and define the layer stack– including the thickness, the materials used and the dielectric constant– and Altium calculates the thickness of the board for you. Altium’s layer stack table includes all the layers used in the PCS design, from single sided PCB to rigid-flex and multi-board assemblies.
Altium Designer 18 includes:
Fast 64-bit architecture and multithreading for optimal functionality, speed and stability
Easy creation of layer stack templates for reuse
Simple design verification process
ActiveRoute– user-guided, constraint-driven interactive routing automation
Real-time BOM management and a seamless PCB documentation process
To learn more about Altium Designer 18, sign up here and start a free 15-day trial.