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  • Identify Vendor Parts Early: Manage BoMs Proactively With Consolidated Part Sourcing

    Identify Vendor Parts Early: Manage BoMs Proactively With Consolidated Part Sourcing

    Proactive part sourcing in PCA production is possible with unified libraries containing sourcing and costing information.

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  • Altium Vault Streamlines Product Development Process With Early Access to Component Sourcing and Costing

    Altium Vault Streamlines Product Development Process With Early Access to Component Sourcing and Costing

    Having access to comprehensive component libraries for schematic capture and PCB layout eliminates the need for BoM iterations.

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  • Worry Less About Schematic and Layout De-Sync

    Worry Less About Schematic and Layout De-Sync

    See how a unified design environment can solve your schematic and layout desynchronization problems.

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  • Creating Library Parts and Attaching 3D Models Enables Clearer Designs

    Creating Library Parts and Attaching 3D Models Enables Clearer Designs

    See how a unified design environment solves your ECAD/MCAD integration problems and helps you manage your component models.

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    Seamless PCB Documentation Process

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  • Multi-Directional Communication for Easy Mechanical and Electrical Collaboration

    Multi-Directional Communication for Easy Mechanical and Electrical Collaboration

    Altium’s toolset automatically sets up your environment for import and export of CAD files that includes every intricate detail needed to render and evaluate your design.

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  • Real-time BOM Management - Features1:27

    Real-time BOM Management - Features

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  • Leave Translation Magic in the Hands of Altium Import Wizard

    Leave Translation Magic in the Hands of Altium Import Wizard

    Use a Altium Designer’s Import Wizard for PCB translation magic.

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  • Choosing CAD Software: Privileging the Circuit over the System

    Choosing CAD Software: Privileging the Circuit over the System

    Your PCB CAD tools give you the power to design the best PCBs for any application. Learn more about selecting CAD tools that favor circuit over system design.

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  • Prioritize Precision Querying in Circuit Board Design Software

    Prioritize Precision Querying in Circuit Board Design Software

    Altium Designer gives you precision filtering with its Query Builder.

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  •  Component Symbol Information Management and Display Usability

    Component Symbol Information Management and Display Usability

    Component symbol management is critical to your design workflow. See how a unified interface can help you implement your management strategy.

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  • Schematic Capture Design Integration Thrives With Unified Partners

    Schematic Capture Design Integration Thrives With Unified Partners

    Easily output circuit variations in shareable formats to facilitate brainstorming throughout the design and development cycle.

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  • Annotate Reference Designators With Custom Global Properties

    Annotate Reference Designators With Custom Global Properties

    Changes of reference designators due to re-annotation is important to migrate back to the schematic to keep information synchronized between schematic and PCB.

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  • Choosing PCB Design Software Which Priortizes PCB Design

    Choosing PCB Design Software Which Priortizes PCB Design

    Designing PCB layer structure and component placement to include good grounding and solid net placement is a pleasure when your tools are available with intuitive menus and commands.

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  • Kick Your EDA Translators to the Curb: Choose Unified Design

    Kick Your EDA Translators to the Curb: Choose Unified Design

    Altium Designer 18 offers a modern unified design environment and EDA software that is built from the ground up and includes a framework with all the tools needed for printed circuit assembly design.

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  • Use Interactive Routing to Mitigate EMI Issues from High-Speed PCB Traces

    Use Interactive Routing to Mitigate EMI Issues from High-Speed PCB Traces

    Altium’s Interactive Router alleviates errors introduced by autorouters, giving PCB designers the right tools for routing a quality PCB the first time.

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  • Sporty 3D Component Model Drivers for Layout in PCB Design

    Sporty 3D Component Model Drivers for Layout in PCB Design

    Importing 3D models should be easy with EDA tools built to elegantly incorporate available updates.

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  •  High-Speed PCB Design Analysis: Simulations and Signal Integrity Checks

    High-Speed PCB Design Analysis: Simulations and Signal Integrity Checks

    Signal integrity simulation tools include graphical waveform analysis and impedance calculators in both schematic capture and PCB layout to provide solutions.

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  • Dispel Confusion with Global Editing: Poor DxDesigner Usability Causes Confusion

    Dispel Confusion with Global Editing: Poor DxDesigner Usability Causes Confusion

    Flexible global editing within PCB tools simplifies updates with versatile selection tools. DxDesigner editor and usability would be much easier as simple global editing.

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  • Avoid Integrated and Netlist Data Flows Slowing Design Starts

    Avoid Integrated and Netlist Data Flows Slowing Design Starts

    Moving legacy or work-in-progress PCB designs shouldn’t slow design starts. Migrating to newer versions of the tools should be seamless rather than breaking fully functioning design directories.

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