• PCB
  • Altium Designer

    Complete Environment for Schematic + Layout

  • CircuitStudio

    Intuitive PCB Design Technology with Professional Capacity

  • CircuitMaker

    Streamlined PCB Design Tool Custom Built for Your Community

  • DATA MANAGEMENT
  • Altium Vault

    Comprehensive Design Data Management Solution

  • Ciiva

    Intelligent Parts Database for Achieving Realizable Design

  • Octopart

    Extensive, Easy-to-Use Component Database

  • INTEGRATION SERVICES
  • AgileXPLORER

    Parametric Search & Navigation of Product Data in Oracle/Agile - PLM

  • EDAConnect

    Direct Link Between Altium Environment & Enterprise PLM

  • EMBEDDED
  • TASKING

    World-Renowned Technology for Embedded Systems Development

  • PRODUCT EXTENSIONS
  • PDN Analyzer

    Natural and Effortless Power Distribution Network Analysis

  • See All Extensions
    • Free Trials

      Download a free trial to find out which Altium software best suits your needs

      How to Buy

      Contact your local sales office to get started on improving your design environment

      Downloads

      Download the latest in PCB design and EDA software

    Altium Designer 17

    Stress-free, Native 3D™ PCB design for professionals

    • Forum

      Where Altium users and enthusiasts can interact with each other

    • Blog

      Our blog about things that interest us and hopefully you too

    • Ideas

      Submit ideas and vote for new features you want in Altium tools

    • Bug Crunch

      Help make the software better by submitting bugs and voting on what's important

    • Wall

      A stream of events on AltiumLive you follow by participating in or subscribing to

    • Beta Program

      Information about participating in our Beta program and getting early access to Altium tools

    All Resources

    Explore the latest content from blog posts to social media and technical white papers gathered together for your convenience

    Downloads

    Take a look at what download options are available to best suit your needs

    How to Buy

    Contact your local sales office to get started improving your design environment

    • Documentation

      The documentation area is where you can find extensive, versioned information about our software online, for free.

    • Training & Events

      View the schedule and register for training events all around the world and online

    • Design Content

      Browse our vast library of free design content including components, templates and reference designs

    • Webinars

      Attend a live webinar online or get instant access to our on demand series of webinars

    • Support

      Get your questions answered with our variety of direct support and self-service options

    • Technical Papers

      Stay up to date with the latest technology and industry trends with our complete collection of technical white papers.

    • Video Library

      Quick and to-the-point video tutorials to get you started with Altium Designer

    

    Caught in the middle between engineers and management, you’ve got to keep both sides happy and informed of each other's movements. At the same time, you can’t let those movements get in the way of your team getting the project done nor can you worry management with the day-to-day details of product development. Everyone wants just the right amount of information, not too little, not too much, and they all look to you to provide it.

    Communicating With Management

    Management is, rightfully so, primarily concerned with budget and deadlines. They leave the details to you. To keep them assured the project is going smoothly on the technical side, you need to quickly understand the progress of the project, foresee any complications and mitigate them before they become serious risks. Similarly on the financial side, you’re responsible for holding steadfast on the budget without sacrificing functionality.

    Get Control of Costs and Components
    Stay on budget and inside the confines of approved components


    Communicating With Your Team

    You’re concerned with getting the project done and satisfying management. You leave details to your team. Throughout the course of the project, effective and efficient communication with your team will ensure necessary information is conveyed yet doesn’t become a burden. Ideally, you’ll communicate directly in their design environment in a way that doesn’t require them to waste time digging through emails and looking for context. You must communicate the budget and give your team the freedom to find new and creative ways to accomplish the project goals while still playing within the confines of approved components and vendors. You need to give them the information they need to do the best they can.

    Templates and Managed Projects
    Keep your engineers productive while ensuring data integrity


    Project Management

    Once the budget and timeline are set, you’re responsible for holding the line. You work backwards from the target cost goal by selecting and approving components for use. You instruct your engineers to keep proper documentation, build and use the right templates and store project data in the appropriate repositories; how do you keep that from becoming too much of a burden? Lastly, and potentially most importantly, you need to manage the approval process to ensure that only approved designs which meet all specs and requirements are sent to production.

    Collaborate, Approve and Release Designs
    Manage the flow of your team's projects

    We are happy to assist you!
    contact us how to buy support
    Сall Sales - United States
    +1 800-544-4186
    +1 800-231-0951
    Not your Region?