SOLIDWORKS PCB —powered by Altium®— is a mechatronics/electronics design solution that provides the best in PCB design technology with an integrated electro-mechanical collaboration solution.
Why Choose SOLIDWORKS PCB?
SOLIDWORKS® PCB enables the productivity you need to design Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) quickly along with unique, collaboration between electrical and 3D mechanical design teams. It offers a clear advantage where ECAD-MCAD collaboration is critical for overall success of electronic product design.
Discover the features in SOLIDWORKS PCB
ECAD-MCAD Design Collaboration
Unmatched ECAD-MCAD integration and collaboration with SOLIDWORKS that unifies design data and pushes changes to both sides of the design project.
PCB Design Engine
Industry-proven, Altium-based design engine for layout and routing of printed circuit boards.
Modern Schematic Entry
Full-featured Altium-based schematic capture tool with extensive drafting capabilities, libraries, and electrical rules.
Intuitive and easy-to-use interface–inspired by SOLIDWORKS–with a consistent editor and use-model between schematic capture and board layout.
Managed ECAD-MCAD ECO Process
A managed Engineering Change Order (ECO) process to and from SOLIDWORKS PCB and SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD takes care of design changes including board shape, component placement, mounting holes, and cutouts, which keeps designs in sync.
Real-time 3D Clearance Checking
Visualize the PCB with components inside of the mechanical enclosure to reduce costly prototypes by ensuring that the board and components fit the mechanical enclosures with real-time 3D clearance checking.
Mixed-Mode SPICE 3f5 Simulator
Simulate and analyze analog and mixed-signal circuits from within the schematic editor to make design trade-offs and avoid unnecessary design revisions by performing functional validation on designs prior to layout or manufacturing.
Search online supplier databases and link or embed parametric data to your design components to match real-time device parameters, pricing, and availability, putting the most up-to-date information at your fingertips throughout the entire design process to make immediate decisions to meet electrical requirements, budget, and deadlines.
Manage and compare all history and changes made to design files directly and gain greater control over changes made to your design knowing exactly what changes were made and by whom.
Component Parametric Database Support
Place component parametric data directly from a corporate database, which keeps the components used in your design synchronized with data stored in the database.
SOLIDWORKS File Support
Be confident in knowing the exact intent of your mechanical designer with SOLIDWORKS 3D file support that provides the most precise and pure version of component models and enclosures, ensuring that your 3D clearance check process provides a clear picture on board fit.
Design Commenting and Revision Management
Take complete control of your design process and understanding exactly what changes were made to your board design and when. Detailed design revision comments allow you to see a clear change history with the ability to accept or reject the changes.
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From my standpoint, there’s no other combination of tools that can do what SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PCB does. I can slide back and forth between the two programs without crashes, file conversions, or data transfers. I throw the components on the board in SOLIDWORKS PCB, take the design into SOLIDWORKS to check clearances, move back to SOLIDWORKS PCB to make modifications, and then go back to SOLIDWORKS to automatically generate unified BOM [bill of materials] information and files for production.