Altium Designer®

Altium Designer represents decades of innovation and development focused on creating a truly unified design environment — One that enables users to effortlessly connect with every facet of the PCB design process.

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Altium Designer 2021 is now available. 

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One Tool, One Interface, One Experience
 
 

 

Work from Anywhere, Connect with Anyone

 
 

  Native 3D

Real Design, Real Dimensions, Real 3D

 
 
 
 
 
 
Interactive Routing
Features and Benefits 
Altium Subscription

Take advantage of the latest Altium Designer technology, professional support and training, and the Altium 365 cloud-based platform - all accessible with a single subscription - to get the most modern and connected experience for PCB design.

Work in the cloud with confidence with automatic data backup, unlimited storage and complete security to ensure your design IP is always protected, your design is always under your control, and your data is always accessible to you - whenever you need it and wherever you are.

Connection to Altium 365 enables you to design with real-time component data - including lifecycle status, pricing, and availability. It’s all at your fingertips.

Organized on your cloud workspace, your component library is automatically updated with real-time information, and always accessible - anytime, anywhere.

Learn your tools - inside and out - with a comprehensive selection of engaging courses and materials provided by training professionals.

With one major and one minor release every year, upgrade to the latest version for consistent and meaningful enhancements to your design experience.

Easily assign and manage user roles and permissions across your team in a single, organized view within Altium 365. 

Optimize your performance and productivity by leveraging a team of technical and product experts who are committed to your success.

Altium Designer at a Glance
What's Included

Access everything you need to design a PCB in one easy to use tool, at a single price.


Rich set of industry-proven wiring tools, variety of design verification tools, transparent netlist creation and variants management.

Superior flexibility with smart navigation through all hierarchy levels, nets and components.

Intelligent platform to organize and maintain schematic symbols and PCB footprints, components life status control, on-line check of distributors stock and supply chain planning.

Next-generation SPICE engine for fast and accurate simulation.

Unparalleled freedom of materials and stackup management with high-end controls including etch factor and surface roughness models, intuitive board planing and native 3D support.

Product level wiring diagram to verify connectivity as well as rapid assembly of multiple boards with easy setup and mating.

Clear definition of flex zones and bending lines, and realistic 3D previews for easy design and verification of any type of rigid flex board.

High-performance routing engine and advanced push & shove capabilities for trace and polygonal layout.

Extremely powerful tuning engine that supports advanced patterns. Built-in EM solver for accurate propagation delay, and impedance extraction. Easy HDI structures integration, and more.

Seamless bidirectional interface to industry leading MCAD suites including Solidworks, Inventor and Creo.

Scalable solution for design workspaces, project lifecycle and release management with team collaboration in a user-friendly environment.

Support of various manufacturing formats including ODB++, IPC-2581 and Gerber X2 with a built-in CAM editor.

Instantaneous creation of board and component view models, MCAD-like dimensioning and intelligent reports made with Draftsman.

FAQs

Quick guide on your Licensing, Migration and Promo questions

Altium Designer's On-Demand licensing offers you 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. The system provides a flexible, streamlined approach to licensing, allowing you to obtain a license in a matter of mouse clicks, when and where you want it - the true essence of an on-demand system. For other license types, please contact your sales representative or chat us below.

The Import wizard allows you to import your legacy design data from other ECAD tools such as ORCAD, PADS, Expedition, Allegro, DxDesigner, Eagle, and Zuken. 

Altium 365 is the world’s only cloud platform for printed circuit board design and realization. Seamlessly accessible from Altium Designer or any internet-connected device. Available with Altium Subscription.

Work confidently in the cloud with automatic data backup, unlimited storage, and complete security to ensure your design IP is always protected, your design is always under your control, and your data is always accessible to you - whenever you need it and wherever you are.

You'll receive one perpetual license of Altium Designer plus 1-year of subscription, which includes access to Altium 365 as well as the following:

  • Full 3D PCB Design Environment

  • Full PBC Layout

  • Interactive Routing

  • PCB Manufacturing File Outputs

  • Fabrication/Assembly Drawings 

  • CAM editor 

  • Access to over 600,000 components

  • Real-time tracking and parts information through Octopart.

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

No other add-ons required. Altium does offer robust Component Management and PDN Analyzer for Visual Power Analysis that require additional licensing if you choose.

Perpetual License

Perpetual license allows you to pay the license once and use it forever. The perpetual license comes with one year of subscription.

Altium Designer Trial Request

Request for a 15-day full featured evaluation license with no technical limitations.