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Software Lets PCB Designers Work from Anywhere

Altium has rolled out several initiatives to keep the electronics industry moving forward, including aggressive pricing for Altium Designer perpetual licenses with Altium 365 subscriptions. Altium is also allowing customers to pay in installments over a 12-month period, for those customers whose businesses are strapped for cash.

Altium announced the availability of its new Altium 365 in May. Altium 365 is a cloud platform for PCB design and realization. The platform is designed bridge the gap between PCB designers, part suppliers and manufacturers through seamless collaboration as the design evolves. Altium 365 works harmoniously with Altium Designer, Altium’s flagship PCB design software package. This allows design teams to drastically reduce miscommunication, re-design iterations and time to market, says Altium.

With Altium 365, designers can bring together the stakeholders and participants of their choosing (even those who do not have Altium Designer), while keeping their IPs secure and design under control. Altium says this cloud-based platform provides a completely new way to share, visualize and mark-up PCB designs for all stakeholders involved, from design managers to manufacturers, while allowing other designers to connect to the same PCB design with Altium Designer to author changes.

Teams can organize designs, libraries and participants in one place, and share links to their designs for easy, real-time collaboration. Designs are always accessible at any time, on any device, anywhere. By leveraging CAD-specific intelligence, design data can be stored in a way that makes projects, files and version history accessible and easy to navigate on the web.

Altium 365 provides a built-in co-designer capability between electronic and mechanical domains through native integration with PTC Creo, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor. Altium 365 also helps streamline the manufacturing process. Designs can be packaged and shared with internal and external shareholders with just a simple web link that can be accessed via any platform on any internet-enabled device.

Meanwhile, the company has also launched Altium Designer Refer-a-Friend Program which provides an opportunity for users to share their passion for Altium’s tools with their friends and colleagues and be rewarded. This newly launched program allows users to refer colleagues to purchase Altium Designer via a unique referral link accessible for current Altium Designer customers. When used to purchase a new license of Altium Designer, participants earn cash rewards.

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Altium | www.altium.com


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