Don’t Let Multiple ECAD File Formats Slow Your Time-To-Market! Altium 365 Multi-CAD Support

Lena Weglarz
|  Created: February 2, 2024

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Watch the webinar and learn how to remove ECAD data silos to enhance design collaboration, efficiently manage all your BOMs, and reduce supply chain risks with Multi-CAD File Support.

Altium 365 introduces Multi-CAD Support, making it the world's first truly ECAD-agnostic electronics development platform. Design, procurement, and manufacturing professionals now have one place to collaborate on their electronics development process. 

Companies often use multiple ECAD file formats due to legacy designs in different systems, a mixed-ECAD approach driven by acquisitions or preferences, and contractors working with various solutions to accommodate clients. Historically, design reviews, BOMs, and production designs were stored in different systems, hindering a unified view. Altium 365 Multi-CAD Support enables centralized access to designs, BOMs, and supply chain data.

Have you received a warning that a part is reaching its end of life or is in short supply? You can now quickly identify affected designs across all file formats and devise a solution. No more searching through endless spreadsheets to find a part number and hoping you don’t miss any. This reduces the risk of production halts that could cost your company millions of dollars.

What You'll Learn

  • How Altium 365 supports OrCAD® format files (with other formats on the way).
  • Ways to enhance design collaboration across different ECAD formats.
  • Strategies for efficient BOM and supply chain management.
  • Tips to reduce sourcing issues and expedite your design process.


Don't let different ECAD file formats slow you down. Embrace the first truly ECAD-agnostic electronics development platform and accelerate your time-to-market!


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About Author

About Author

Lena Węglarz is a dynamic and engaging content creator and storyteller, known for her  commitment to clarity and the 'write-like-you-talk' rule. She joined Altium in 2023, and since then she’s been the driving force behind Altium 365 content, letting the community know where the  world designs electronics. Her work stands out for its ability to make complex technical concepts accessible and relatable. Collaborating closely with engineers, Lena integrates their insights and perspectives into the narratives, bridging the gap between engineers' technical expertise and  the broader community. She fosters a deeper understanding and appreciation of the intricacies  of electronic design.

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