Why recreate the wheel? Inconsistencies with redrawing footprints in your schematic library can lead to component discrepancies and substantial loss of time and money. Not only is it a waste of valuable design time, but it also risks introducing bugs that could otherwise be avoided by using Altium Designer 18. With more than 200,000 parts available for free from the Altium Content Vault, designers can rapidly and accurately create components using the Symbol Wizard and IPC-Compliant Footprint Wizard.
Altium Designer 18 houses different library types such as Schematic, PCB, and Database to define various aspects of a component (Symbol, Footprint, etc.) to form a component library. These libraries exist in the same unified design environment, allowing for direct component placement on a schematic and PCB layout.
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With a well-defined schematic library, Altium Designer 18 empowers PCB designers to generate the most realistic, data-rich, NATIVE 3D™ models. Request your free trial today!