PCB software circuits contain a lot of parts, and it is extremely unlikely that your PCB design will include a sole supplier in which all your parts come from. With all of the moving parts and pieces, great component management is critical to avoid supply chain issues and blowouts. Altium Designer 18 ensures that these kinds of scenarios are reduced by leveraging superior component management.
Altium Designer 18 component management takes into account library management and supply chain information so designers can avoid manufacturing blowouts. ActiveBOM, a part of Altium Designer 18, delivers real-time insight into the parts you need for your designs, and it supports “early and often” monitoring of your BOM to prevent manufacturing delays. It also helps identify part choices that can be risky, such as the Not Recommended for New Design (NRFND) and End of Life (EOL) components.
Also included with ACTIVEBOM:
Approved supplier lists
Active part databases
Backup part choices
Component management in Altium Designer 18 makes it easier to manage the cost of your PCB, as well as monitor item availability, reducing the chances of manufacturing problems before they even occur. Request your free trial today!