Schematic Design Program
Your first step in designing a PCB is schematic design– the process where the idea in your mind first takes shape. Traditionally, schematic capture is completed separately from the rest of the design– then the schematics are uploaded into a conventional CAD program to be converted. But Altium is anything but traditional. So when we developed Altium Designer, we made sure it was built to make PCB design easier, faster, smarter and better.
The design tools and features of Altium Designer are integrated in a unified system, so you have everything you need to design your PCB– from conceptualizing and schematic capture all the way to assembly– at the click of a mouse. Altium Designer creates a single-data model of your design– so any work you do is automatically connected to the other areas of your design. Problems with synchronization are eliminated because you are always working in the Altium platform.
When you design with Altium Designer, you can:
Make effortless changes to a model link, symbol or footprint at the graphical-level
Enable grammar checking to fix underlying design issues
Design specific rule configurations
Access ECAD libraries containing over 300,000 components
Utilize and manage BoM, with real-time cost estimation and tracking
With Altium Designer, you have control over the entire design process, from beginning to end. Sign up today and explore everything Altium can do with a free 15-day trial.