It’s easy to leave PCB design routing guidelines as an afterthought as designers spend most of the time focusing on the layout and component selections. Altium Designer 18 helps designers understand the impact of routing decisions in real time to reduce the stress from unclear obstacles in the PCB design process with ActiveRoute.
ActiveRoute, included in Altium Designer, coupled with user guidance produces high-quality layouts in seconds. ActiveRoute lets you break out and route large, fine-pitch BGAs by instructing it where to route them (i.e. select layers, draw a guide path), and by letting it do the heavy lifting for you. Unlike other interactive routing technologies, ActiveRoute works on multiple layers simultaneously which makes routing faster, traces more evenly distributed, and the ability to complete the routes increases significantly.
Combined with design rules and design objects, routing guidelines can:
Achieve first pass manufacturing
Get to market faster
If you’ve been avoiding auto-interactive routers because you don’t trust the technology or you don’t want to give up that portion of the job, it's time to break the habit and give ActiveRoute a try. Request your free trial of Altium Designer 18 today!