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The world’s most trusted
PCB design system.

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Unified Design

One Interface, One
Data Model, Endless Possibilities.

Altium Designer offers a unified environment that empowers engineers with a single view of every aspect of the PCB design process including schematic, PCB layout, harness design, and documentation. By accessing every tool in one place, engineers can complete their entire design within the same intuitive environment and quickly deliver high-quality products.

Unified Design Experience

Effortlessly create PCB designs with an intuitive interface that seamlessly connects you to every detail of the electronics design process from idea to manufacture.

Unified Data Model
Unified Data Model

Work from a single, cohesive data model for your projects that unifies your design process. Easily access and manipulate detailed data for schematics, layouts, simulations, multiboards, and harness designs rather than storing and manually syncing separate data for each element.

Seamless ECAD/MCAD Integration
Collaboration with MCAD

Every design change stays in sync between Altium Designer and SOLIDWORKS®, PTC Creo® Parametric, Autodesk Inventor®, Autodesk Fusion 360®, or Siemens NX*. ECAD and MCAD designers work in their familiar environments with no cumbersome file exchanges or manual conversions required.

Connected Experience

Work from Anywhere,
Connect with Anyone

Altium 365 is the cloud-based electronics product design platform that unites PCB design, MCAD, data management, and teamwork.

Collaborate with anyone
Collaborate with anyone

Save time reviewing your electronic designs with stakeholder feedback delivered from any browser, on any device.

Trackable and managed
Trackable and managed

Eliminate costly and time-consuming miscommunications with manufacturing with version-controlled release packages that can be shared in a single click. With all of your manufacturing files stored in one centralized location, you’ll have everything you need for a successful production run within easy reach.

Context-driven comments
Context-driven comments

Never lose context and time when reviewing comments. Attach comments to an entire document or a specific object, visually highlight a problem area directly in the design, and tag people to quickly resolve issues, all without leaving your design environment or from any web browser.

Task Management
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Never lose important action items and easily see a high-level view of the state of your project, all without leaving your design environment. Tasks can be created and accessed from either Altium Designer or a web browser and always live within the context of your design.

Product Design

Support Your Complete
Product Design Workflow

Altium Designer provides a complete solution for today’s product design experience in one unified environment. New technologies for multi-board design, mechanical CoDesign, and harness design help you to efficiently create products without needing any additional software.

Multiboard Assembly

Understand how different PCBs come together to form a complete product in Native 3D and easily confirm fit and connectivity. It’s easy to find and correct board-to-board problems before committing to a prototype for your electronics product.

Harness Design
Harness Design in Altium Designer

Easily create a logical representation of cables for your product right in Altium Designer. Familiar schematic editing and library management tools allow you to design harness connectivity and source parts without needing any additional software.

Realistic Rigid-Flex

Design today’s flexible circuitry in full 3D as part of a complete electronics product. This allows you to confirm that 3D components, case assembly, and PCB clearances meet your manufacturing requirements in real-time. Rigid-flex designs can also be sent to your MCAD environment to confirm lengths, foldings, and more within a production or prototype device.

Collaboration with MCAD
Collaboration with MCAD

Easily work together with your mechanical team, and forget about the days of swapping design files. Every design change stays in sync between Altium Designer and SOLIDWORKS, PTC Creo, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Fusion 360, or Siemens NX*.

Native 3D PCB Design

Interact and collaborate with mechanical designers like never before in a photo-realistic, 3D design environment.

Interactive Routing

Route Your Way

Altium Designer offers the most advanced design technology that allows you to perform fast, high-quality routing for any electronics project.

Interactive Routing

Push, Slide, Hug, Walkaround. Any angle, tune for delay. Route it your way, faster than ever.

3D Routing
3D Routing

Combine electrical and mechanical requirements into a single solution with Altium Designer’s 3D Routing. A 3D PCB integrates into an Altium Designer project in the same way as a standard PCB - its components and connectivity are driven by your schematic design, and it incorporates standard SMT footprints from your usual component libraries.

Stay Connected

Welcome to the NEW
Altium Subscription Levels

New technology. Better value. Designed to meet the needs
of every engineer, team, or enterprise designing electronic products.

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Altium 365 Cloud Services

Your complete connection to the world of electronics product design. Unite PCB design, MCAD, data management, and teamwork together like never before.
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Latest Altium Designer Software

Get access to the latest Altium Designer updates right when they’re released and continue to innovate with the best electronics design technology.

Unlimited Learning

Constantly expand your team’s knowledge and skills with unlimited access to on-demand training.

Live Support

Get the help you need, right when you need it with live chat and phone support, access to the AltiumLive community, and feature requests.

Maintenance Updates

We’ll continue to support a previous version of your Altium tools with hotfixes and security patches that don’t change the way you work.

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Trusted Technology

Everything’s Inside

Over 35 years of electronics design expertise,
built to meet today’s design challenges.

Schematic Capture

Quickly capture your design intent with a rich set of wiring tools, design verification, transparent netlist creation, and variation management.

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Hierarchical & Multi-channel Design

Effortlessly design advanced electronics with intuitive navigation through all hierarchy levels, nets, and components.

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Unified Library Management

Make the best part choices at design time with an intelligent platform that brings together schematic symbols and PCB footprints, lifecycle status, and supply chain planning in one centralized location.

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Mixed Simulation

Explore ideas before committing to manufacturing with fast and accurate simulation in an advanced SPICE engine. 

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Board Layout

Efficiently explore an optimal layout with intuitive board planning technology. Native 3D support, layer stack management, and high-end controls including etch factor and surface roughness models give you all the power you need in a single design space.

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Rigid-Flex & Multi-Board

Rapidly verify connectivity and design flexible circuitry for multi-board setups with product-level wiring, mating, and Native 3D. A clear definition of flex zones and bending lines makes it easy to verify fit for Rigid-Flex designs. 

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Harness Design
Create wiring harness designs from logical connectivity through physical layout, manufacturing drawings, and documentation with familiar schematic editing and library management tools.
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Interactive Routing

Route your way with a high-performance engine that lets you push, slide, hug, walkaround, and tune for delay at any angle. 

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High Speed & High-Density Design

Expertly design high-speed electronics with a powerful tuning engine. Includes advanced pattern support, an EM solver for accurate propagation delay, impedance extraction, and Easy HDI structure integration. 

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3D routing

Integrate non-planar electronic designs into your Altium Designer projects with 3D routing. A 3D PCB integrates into an Altium Designer project in the same way as a standard PCB, with components and connectivity driven by your schematic design.

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MCAD Collaboration

Effortlessly collaborate with your mechanical designer with bi-directional data transfer between Altium Designer and your MCAD tool. Supports industry-leading MCAD suites including Solidworks, Inventor, and Creo.

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Data Management

Connect your team and design data together in one centralized location for easy access. A scalable platform meets the needs of growing companies, including design workspaces, project lifecycle and release management, and team collaboration.

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Manufacturing Outputs

Ensure that your design is ready for production with support for every file that your manufacturer might need. We’ve got you covered with ODB++, IPC-2581, and Gerber X2 with a built-in CAM editor.

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Fabrication Drawings

Instantly create detailed fabrication views of your board and components with Draftsman. MCAD-like dimensioning and intelligent reports make it easy to communicate design intent.

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Term-Based License

Use Altium Designer for as long as you pay for it. Includes a Standard Subscription for the latest updates, Altium 365, and more.

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Perpetual License

Buy an Altium Designer license once, and use it forever. Includes a Standard Subscription for the latest updates, Altium 365, and more.

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FAQs

How does On-Demand licensing work?

Altium Designer's On-Demand licensing offers a global floating license capability, within the geographic scope of your license and the conditions set out in the EULA, without the need to implement your own dedicated server. This system provides a flexible, streamlined approach to licensing, allowing you to obtain a license in seconds, when and where you want it. For other license types, please contact your sales representative or chat with us.

Can I import my existing Design Data?

Yes! The Altium Designer import wizard allows you to import your legacy design data from other ECAD tools such as ORCAD, PADS, Expedition, Allegro, DxDesigner, Eagle, and Zuken CR-5000/CADSTAR.

What is Altium 365?

Altium 365 is the electronics product design platform that unites PCB Design, MCAD, data management, and teamwork together like never before. Design, share, and manufacture, all in Altium Designer without changing a thing about how you already work.

What is included in the price?

You'll receive a perpetual or time-based license of Altium Designer plus a Standard Subscription plan, which includes access to Altium 365 and:

  • The latest design technology updates
  • 24/5 live chat support
  • Access to the AltiumLive community
What are my recurring costs after year one?

After your first year, in order to remain on subscription you will be charged an annual subscription fee.

Are other add-ons required?

No other add-ons are required. Altium does offer robust Component Management and a PDN Analyzer for Visual Power Analysis that requires additional licensing.

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Building the future is hard. Make it easier with Altium Designer, the software of choice for PCB designers.