Collaboration for Mechanical & PCB Designers
Enhance your product design process by enabling seamless collaboration between mechanical and PCB designers. Discover how Altium MCAD CoDesigner simplifies data exchange, eliminates inefficiencies, and boosts design quality.
Part 1: Why Your PCB Design Review Process Is Obsolete and What You Can Do About It A printed circuit board (PCB) design review is a practice to review the design of a board for possible errors and issues at various stages of product development. It can range from a formal checklist with official sign-offs to a more free-form inspection of schematic drawings and PCB layouts. Some companies do it completely in-house, while others get help from design firms and contractors. In many cases, they involve their contract manufacturers Read Article
Online PCB Design Review with Altium 365 You can design a PCB any way you like, but if it doesn’t pass a PCB design review and manufacturability checks, then it will never become a real board. A PCB design review is about more than just checking DRCs, it’s about designing to satisfy your manufacturer’s capabilities and processes. PCB design reviews also give the design team a chance to examine manufacturing files and deliverables for any errors before sending data in for fabrication and Read Article
Project Conception in the Project Management Lifecycle Your electronics project conception management is essential to identifying risks, establishing the product’s viability, and setting reliable development timescales and budgets. Expert Mark Harris explains the importance of project conception in this article. Read Article
PCB Design Review and Collaboration in Altium 365 Remote collaboration tools are everywhere these days, and now designers have access to a convenient collaboration system for electronics design. Whether you’re part of a design team, or you need to quickly execute any design changes recommended by your manufacturer, you need cloud collaboration tools that are immediately accessible within your PCB design application. Now with Altium 365, you’ll have access to a cloud-driven design interface that Read Article
How I Improved My Collaboration Efficiency with Altium 365 In my years as a practising electronics engineer, one of the most significant inefficiencies I have noticed has always been communication between teams, freelancers, contractors, and clients. This has always been the most noticeable when working with firmware developers. And it doesn’t matter if I am working with the firmware developer internally on a permanent team or if I am working with an external contractor who will develop the firmware for Read Article