The Essential Tool for Real Time Design Collaboration
Altium PCB Viewer Software: The Essential Tool for Real-Time Design Collaboration
The design and development of electronic circuits is no longer the domain of individual PCB designers working in isolation. Today’s complex product design and development typically involve teams that may include engineers, Printed Circuit Board designers and managers that all require immediate access to real-time design files and data. To meet this need advanced PCB viewer software is required.
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One of the frustrating realities of product design and development is when you are not able to access design data when you need it or even worse, the data that is available is out of date. This situation is the cause of a good deal of anxiety to be sure but it can also have the tangible effect of delaying the design and development process. Delays due to duplication of previously completed tasks create real additional project costs. These key to avoiding these additional costs is simultaneous secure design file collaboration, which is achievable with the Altium PCB File Viewer.
With the PCB File Viewer, access to all of your design data can be easily managed. All team members can access design files such as schematics, PCB editor layouts, Gerber files and BOM Not only can they access, but they are able to create real-time reports for analysis or distribution from product development start through to release. The Gerber X2 view capabilities allow each member to cross-probe, view, and print design documentation as well as easily initiate a review process and get feedback from your design team to make sure that the project is on schedule.
- Learn about design data management.
- Learn about simulation results reporting.
- Learn about PCB File Viewer release management features.
- Learn about Gerber X2 viewer.
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In order for design data to be accurate for all team access, it is imperative that component information is synchronized. Schematic symbols, PCB footprints, and BOM entries must all coincide and changes must result in simultaneous updates. It is typical that component information will need modification either due to design changes or availability and cost changes by suppliers. The Altium PCB Viewer allows for live searching of supplier data which enables the team to track components and make necessary design changes based on obsolescence or cost concerns. The ability to perform real-time cost estimation and tracking coupled with the centralization and accessibility of the Altium Vault support the comprehensive integration of the product design and development process.
- Learn about Altium Designer’s PCB-Schematic synchronization.
- Learn more about Altium Vault features.
- Learn about Altium’s ActiveBOM.
- Learn about component obsolescence management.
BOM with live supplier data
The Altium PCB Viewer significantly improves product design and development efficiency by providing real-time access to design data and information to all team members. Not only allow the entire team to be more productive through collaboration, but it also enables each member to optimize their individual project responsibilities. For example, the unified design platform in which schematic generation, Printed Circuit Board layout software, and component selection can be simultaneously viewed reduces errors and saves time associated with continuously having to jump between different screens or navigate multiple monitors. Thus the designer, whether working in 2D or 3D, is more efficient in creating footprints, placing components, routing nets or defining layer stackup.
- Quickly Place Components
- Highlight Nets in Altium Designer
- Create a Component Footprint
- 3D PCB Design Software
Drill file view of PCB design
With the Altium PCB File Viewer, the design and development of electronic products are optimized by empowering engineers, PCB designers, and managers to maximize their individual productivity on the project. The ability to collaborate and access real-time project data - such as CAD drawings, Gerber files, and live supplier data - make this possible. Getting started with the PCB Viewer is easy, simply explore one of the following links.
- Get free software to view CAD drawings.
- Get the free PCB Viewer.
- Get free Gerber file viewer software.
- Get free software from Altium.
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