SOLIDWORKS PCB is a powerful, fully functional PCB design tool integrated within a single unified design environment engineered specifically for collaboration with SOLIDWORKS. Providing, component design, schematic capture, simulation, PCB layout, collaboration, fabrication and manufacturing output tools SOLIDWORKS PCB provides Electronic, PCB and Mechanical engineers with the electro-mechanical design capability they require.
Component Design & Libraries
With full schematic symbol, PCB footprint and 3D model capability SOLIDWORKS PCB has the capability of creating and maintaining fully customisable component libraries. Compatibility with Altium designer component models means that SOLIDWORKS PCB users have the ability to access and use the vast Altium Content Library giving instant access to thousands of pre-made components and manufacturer libraries.
A comprehensive set of Schematic capture tools, packaged within the familiar SOLIDWORKS User Interface provides users with powerful and intuitive Schematic Capture capability. SOLIDWORKS PCB has fully customisable templates, libraries, parameters and circuit simulation tool capabilities. Flat or hierarchical design schematic structures and comprehensive Electrical parameter checking gives SOLIDWORKS PCB the flexibility to handle the complexities associated with modern electronic design.
SOLIDWORKS PCB contains all of the latest PCB design technology, featuring, interactive routing, real-time 3D clearance checking, comprehensive design rule checking and differential pair routing. These tools help you to maximize your PCB design capability, increase your efficiency, flexibility, ensure your designs are compliant and give you the capability of producing PCB designs that are right first time. SOLIDWORKS PCB design engine is powered by the 25 years of PCB Design experience of Altium experts.
Unified Design Environment
Packaged within one unified system makes transferring your electronic design from schematic to PCB layout as simple as a click of a button, meaning you’ll barely notice change as you transition from Schematic capture to PCB Layout. The managed ECO change process ensures data integrity whilst providing the confidence and ability to manage the transfer process and make sure your schematic stays synchronised with your PCB layout.
Integrated Design Data
Uniting the electronic and mechanical design process, SOLIDWORKS PCB offers effortless data sharing between your design teams. Utilising powerful collaboration tools and integrating the ECAD and MCAD Design workflows keeps your design data in-sync and accurate. Parasoild support, copper analysis and a collaboration server means that ECAD and MCAD teams can exchange mechanical models and electrical data at the push of a button
SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector provides the unified data link between Altium and SOLIDWORKS enabling intelligent ECAD-MCAD collaboration. Available as an extension to the Altium designer platform PCB Connector enables engineers to shorten design cycles, reduce iterations, improve efficiency and ensure 100% design accuracy.
Seamless Design Collaboration
Removing the need for communication via external file creation (Step/IDF/DXF0 data SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector streamlines the collaboration process between the ECAD and MCAD design teams by linking design data between Altium and SOLIDWORKS
Integrated Design Data
SOLIDWORKS PCB connector intelligently connects Altium and SOLIDWORKS enabling a bi-directional native file exchange between ECAD and MCAD design teams opening up new design collaboration possibilities. Mechanical engineers are able to control the physical constraints of the PCB design, whilst the electronic/PCB engineers maintain the control of the traditional design functions.