SOLIDWORKS PCB

You want the best of both worlds — a powerful PCB design tool and an intelligent set of collaboration features engineered specifically for SOLIDWORKS® collaboration. Working together with your mechanical design team has never been easier, with a managed ECO change process and distinct workflows to keep you most productive.

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration

car Collaboration is essential to today’s innovative and successful products. At the heart of SOLIDWORKS PCB is a set of tools designed to enable powerful and seamless collaboration with SOLIDWORKS®. We’ve combined the best technology in PCB design with an easy-to-use interface and linked it with SOLIDWORKS® to give you an efficient design experience that gets your PCBs done quickly and easily — just what you need when PCBs are only a part of your product design workflow.

Proven PCB Design

Getting your designs done as quickly as possible is always a top priority. Meeting those critical time-to-market windows requires a PCB design tool able to keep up with the demands of your designs. With SOLIDWORKS PCB, we’ve packed in all the latest design technology from over 25 years of R&D experience from Altium.

Unified Design Environment

Both the schematic and PCB editor are integrated in one unified system in SOLIDWORKS PCB. You’ll barely notice the changes as you transition to your board layout process from your schematic, keeping you most productive in a familiar design environment.

Proven PCB Design

Getting your designs done as quickly as possible is always a top priority. Meeting those critical time-to-market windows requires a PCB design tool able to keep up with the demands of your designs. With SOLIDWORKS PCB, we’ve packed in all the latest design technology from over 25 years of R&D experience from Altium.

  • Interactive Router – An interactive routing engine helps to maximize your routing efficiency and flexibility with intuitive modes such as single trace, push, and avoid obstacle dragging to move around common obstacles in your board layout, making routing your board faster and easier than ever.
  • Real-Time 3D Clearance Checking – Don’t waste money on costly prototypes. Confirm that your board and components fit your mechanical enclosure with a powerful 3D engine that lets you visualize the full picture of your design in Native 3D.
  • Differential Pair Routing – Differential pair routing tools in SOLIDWORKS PCB keeps you at your most productive in the design process so you can get your designs done faster.
  • Comprehensive Design Rule Checking – Real-time design rule checking makes your design process even easier, removing the worry of whether you are in compliance with your manufacturing constraints. Easily check for violations on your PCB, and fix them on the fly with real-time DRC.

Streamlined Schematic Editor

A streamlined schematic editing environment gives you the tools you need to bring your designs to life. With access to real-time component supply chain information and comprehensive rule checking, your schematic designs get done quickly and easily.

  • Hierarchical Multi-Sheet Design – No more headaches trying to keep your design data organized. Hierarchical multi-sheet design helps keep your design files organized and easy to update with a clearly defined project structure.
  • Electrical Rule Check – Electrical rule checks in SOLIDWORKS PCB keep your schematics error-free. The comprehensive set of rule checks for proper connectivity and parameter settings in your design, and the customizable connection matrix let you choose which specific errors get toggled, saving you hours trying to manually diagnose flaws in your schematics.
  • Library Management – Libraries of schematic templates and components are available within easy reach, making your design re-use process more efficient than it has ever been. Easily combine and manage libraries in a single location, with parts that you know and trust from successful past projects.

Unified Design Environment

Both the schematic and PCB editor are integrated in one unified system in SOLIDWORKS PCB. You’ll barely notice the changes as you transition to your board layout process from your schematic, keeping you most productive in a familiar design environment.

  • Schematic to PCB ECO – Changes to your schematic design can be quickly synced with your board layout through an Engineering Change Order process. At any point during schematic capture, you can easily review all changes and instantly update your PCB layout, allowing you to get to work on your board immediately.
  • Streamlined Interface – An easy-to-use interface keeps you at the highest peak of your efficiency. With a streamlined ribbon-UI layout, all the features you need on a daily basis are at the front and center in SOLIDWORKS PCB, easy to find and take advantage of.
  • Version Control – There’s no better way to unite your design environment than to have the finest degree of control between versions and changes made to your designs. Easily manage and compare all history and changes made to design files, and keep your design on track.

Maximum Design Efficiency

Taking your PCB designs to the next level requires a powerful set of features. SOLIDWORKS PCB has what you need to tackle your design projects.

  • Pin Swapping – Automate the time-consuming process of manually re-assigning nets on high pin-count components in your design. With pin swapping, you can interactively swap and optimize pin configurations in seconds, saving you countless hours in your design process.
  • Component Placement Rules – SOLIDWORKS PCB keeps you in sync with your manufacturing requirements with component placement rules, allowing you to easily define rules for component placement on your board. User-defined component height and placement settings places the precision of your design in your hands.
  • Supplier Linksl – Meeting budgets and deadlines becomes even easier with real-time supplier information. Supplier links tie your PCB to the larger design ecosystem, connecting you with supplier databases to give accurate information on component pricing and availability.