The next generation of leading PCB design software, Altium Designer 18, will be of interest to all engineering, electronics and embedded design departments. Continuing its effort to support the electronic design community, helping engineers cultivate their skills and grow their expertise, the update will introduce a new, more cohesive user interface that provides a fresh and intuitive environment, with optimizations that enable improved visualization of the design workflow.
In addition to an easy-to-use, modernized user interface, Altium Designer 18 will also feature a much anticipated upgrade to 64-bit architecture and multi-threading for greater stability, speed, and functionality during PCB design. These updates will allow designers to increase their design speed and task execution, and also provide more flexibility and control, simplifying the overall design process.
Connectivity management and enhanced 3D engine allows users to render design models and multi-board assemblies faster and with better shading and realism. Real-time BOM management in Altium Design 18 links the latest supplier part information to the BOM, enabling users to make educated design decisions on their own timeline. Fast and high-quality routing is provided by visual Constraints and user-guided automation. These enable users to route complex topologies across layers.