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When it’s time to buy new PCB design software, you only want to buy the best of the best. If you’re considering a new PCB design software package, consider this first. You need all the tools the industry demands, and there is no reason to buy these tools in separate packages. Altium Designer contains all the industry-standard tools you need to produce the best electronic devices. If you want the best PCB design software on the market, look no further than Altium Designer.
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An integrated PCB design software package that includes all the tools to support you from concept to product
What I love most about CAD tools is how they are constantly adapting to make designing circuits and PCB layout easier. The best PCB design software gives you access to a number of design features. CAD layout tools, bill of materials generation, component library management, signal integrity analysis, power distribution simulation, and schematic capture tools are all in demand as standard features in PCB design software.
So what sets Altium Designer apart from the rest? Altium Designer integrates all these tools and more in a singly unified design environment. All of the industry-standard design, simulation, CAD/CAM, and documentation features for circuit boards are powered by Altium Designer’s 64-bit multithreading architecture. Everything you need to start producing top-quality PCBs exists within a single software package.
Top PCB design packages are about more than just building schematics or layouts. You need layout software that integrates with component management tools, power and signal analysis tools, and layer stackup management features. Furthermore, you need tools that are able to communicate with each other, you need to be able to rely on your software to update any changes you document in your printed circuit board.
The best PCB design software includes advanced features that are presented in an intuitive manner. Everything from your footprint to your schematic editor to the components in your BOM should be ready to work together. And when you work within a unified design environment, you can rest assured that your tools will play nice every time.
You also have access to the industry’s best schematic and layout design tools. Working within a unified design interface ensures seamless referencing and navigation between your schematic editor and your PCB layout. All of this is built into an intuitive design interface that makes getting boards started easy and sets you up for success.
The unified design interface in Altium Designer
When you’re looking for the best PCB design software, you’re looking for more than a program for drawing simple schematics. You need a software package that integrates with your component libraries, includes powerful routing functionality, checks your design against standard rules, and integrates your schematic and layout. But you shouldn’t be limited to a fixed set of design constraints. Your PCB layout software should also allow you to customize your design rules for your particular application.
After all, any board design you face will surely have its own nuances that require individual rules, constraints, and finesse for you to pull off. Whether its managing pads, pins, traces, copper, or just keeping your components organized, you should trust your CAD software to get the job done for you. Altium Designer includes all of the features you need and more within a single design interface.
Even though PCBs are getting smaller and thinner over time, they also contain more layers and more interconnections between layers. With so much activity happening below the surface of your PCB, your design software should help you keep track of it all. Managing your layer stack and checking against design rules will help ensure that your device meets industry standards every time.
Editing design constraints in Altium Designer
Anyone can make a simple circuit board and slap a few components together using fly-by-night software they found online or software they purchased piecemeal. But if you want to build devices that meet the highest industry standards of electronics design you need advanced design, data management, and analysis tools.
Altium Designer is the only software package that includes all the best design and analysis features, and much more. After all, a printed circuit has much more going on than simply a few traces and some copper slapped together. Reliable through-hole technology, vias and microvia designs, constraints for signal integrity, flex circuits and easy to relay Gerber files are all important when you’re putting together a circuit board that needs them.
Newer electronics are complex beasts, with components and features being packed into tighter spaces. Keeping up with these demands requires advanced design and layout tools. And with so many new devices operating at low power, high speed, and high frequency, signal analysis tools are more important than ever. Go beyond just schematics and simple layouts; you can help create the future with Altium Designer.
Altium Designer is a top-notch PCB design software platform that gives you all the tools you need to design the best circuit boards. With advanced design tools, a unified environment, and industry-standard rule verification included, you can seamlessly build anything you can imagine.