SOLIDWORKS PCB

Solve Your ECAD and MCAD Collaboration

Simplify your electro-mechanical design. SOLIDWORKS PCB (formerly PCB Works) has combined the 3D expertise of SOLIDWORKS and the PCB design capability of Altium and becomes the first PCB design tool to give you native integration capability for your electrical, electronic and mechanical disciplines. Capable of meeting todays increasing complex design demands, SOLIDWORKS PCB gives you the bi-directional integration you require to keep your design cycles at their most efficient.

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SOLIDWORKS PCB is a powerful, fully functional PCB design tool integrated within a single unified design environment engineered specifically for collaboration with SOLIDWORKS. Providing, component design, schematic capture, simulation, PCB layout, collaboration, fabrication and manufacturing output tools SOLIDWORKS PCB provides Electronic, PCB and Mechanical engineers with the electro-mechanical design capability they require.

Key Features

Component Design & Libraries 

With full schematic symbol, PCB footprint and 3D model capability SOLIDWORKS PCB has the capability of creating and maintaining fully customisable component libraries. Compatibility with Altium designer component models means that SOLIDWORKS PCB users have the ability to access and use the vast Altium Content Library giving instant access to thousands of pre-made components and manufacturer libraries.   
SOLIDWORKS PCB - Component design & libraries

Schematic Capture

A comprehensive set of Schematic capture tools, packaged within the familiar SOLIDWORKS User Interface provides users with powerful and intuitive Schematic Capture capability. SOLIDWORKS PCB has fully customisable templates, libraries, parameters and circuit simulation tool capabilities. Flat or hierarchical design schematic structures and comprehensive Electrical parameter checking gives SOLIDWORKS PCB the flexibility to handle the complexities associated with modern electronic design.
SOLIDWORKS PCB - schematic capture

PCB Layout

SOLIDWORKS PCB contains all of the latest PCB design technology, featuring, interactive routing, real-time 3D clearance checking, comprehensive design rule checking and differential pair routing. These tools help you to maximize your PCB design capability, increase your efficiency, flexibility, ensure your designs are compliant and give you the capability of producing PCB designs that are right first time. SOLIDWORKS PCB design engine is powered by the 25 years of PCB Design experience of Altium experts.
SOLIDWORKS PCB - PCB layout

Unified Design Environment

Packaged within one unified system makes transferring your electronic design from schematic to PCB layout as simple as a click of a button, meaning you’ll barely notice change as you transition from Schematic capture to PCB Layout. The managed ECO change process ensures data integrity whilst providing the confidence and ability to manage the transfer process and make sure your schematic stays synchronised with your PCB layout.
SOLIDWORKS PCB - unified design environment

Integrated Design Data

Uniting the electronic and mechanical design process, SOLIDWORKS PCB offers effortless data sharing between your design teams. Utilising powerful collaboration tools and integrating the ECAD and MCAD Design workflows keeps your design data in-sync and accurate. Parasoild support, copper analysis and a collaboration server means that ECAD and MCAD teams can exchange mechanical models and electrical data at the push of a button
SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector provides the unified data link between Altium and SOLIDWORKS enabling intelligent ECAD-MCAD collaboration. Available as an extension to the Altium designer platform PCB Connector enables engineers to shorten design cycles, reduce iterations, improve efficiency and ensure 100% design accuracy.

Key Features

Seamless Design Collaboration

Removing the need for communication via external file creation (Step/IDF/DXF0 data SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector streamlines the collaboration process between the ECAD and MCAD design teams by linking design data between Altium and SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector - Seamless design collaboration

Integrated Design Data

SOLIDWORKS PCB connector intelligently connects Altium and SOLIDWORKS enabling a bi-directional native file exchange between ECAD and MCAD design teams opening up new design collaboration possibilities. Mechanical engineers are able to control the physical constraints of the PCB design, whilst the electronic/PCB engineers maintain the control of the traditional design functions.
SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector - integrated design data
Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.
SOLIDWORKS PCB is a powerful, fully functional PCB design tool integrated within a single unified design environment engineered specifically for collaboration with SOLIDWORKS. Providing, component design, schematic capture, simulation, PCB layout, collaboration, fabrication and manufacturing output tools SOLIDWORKS PCB provides Electronic, PCB and Mechanical engineers with the electro-mechanical design capability they require.

Features

  • Component Design & Libraries 

    With full schematic symbol, PCB footprint and 3D model capability SOLIDWORKS PCB has the capability of creating and maintaining fully customisable component libraries. Compatibility with Altium designer component models means that SOLIDWORKS PCB users have the ability to access and use the vast Altium Content Library giving instant access to thousands of pre-made components and manufacturer libraries.   
  • Schematic Capture

    A comprehensive set of Schematic capture tools, packaged within the familiar SOLIDWORKS User Interface provides users with powerful and intuitive Schematic Capture capability. SOLIDWORKS PCB has fully customisable templates, libraries, parameters and circuit simulation tool capabilities. Flat or hierarchical design schematic structures and comprehensive Electrical parameter checking gives SOLIDWORKS PCB the flexibility to handle the complexities associated with modern electronic design.
  • PCB Layout

    SOLIDWORKS PCB contains all of the latest PCB design technology, featuring, interactive routing, real-time 3D clearance checking, comprehensive design rule checking and differential pair routing. These tools help you to maximize your PCB design capability, increase your efficiency, flexibility, ensure your designs are compliant and give you the capability of producing PCB designs that are right first time. SOLIDWORKS PCB design engine is powered by the 25 years of PCB Design experience of Altium experts.
  • Unified Design Environment

    Packaged within one unified system makes transferring your electronic design from schematic to PCB layout as simple as a click of a button, meaning you’ll barely notice change as you transition from Schematic capture to PCB Layout. The managed ECO change process ensures data integrity whilst providing the confidence and ability to manage the transfer process and make sure your schematic stays synchronised with your PCB layout.
  • Seamless Design Collaboration

    Removing the need for communication via external file creation (Step/IDF/DXF0 data SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector streamlines the collaboration process between the ECAD and MCAD design teams by linking design data between Altium and SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector provides the unified data link between Altium and SOLIDWORKS enabling intelligent ECAD-MCAD collaboration. Available as an extension to the Altium designer platform PCB Connector enables engineers to shorten design cycles, reduce iterations, improve efficiency and ensure 100% design accuracy.

Features

  • Seamless Design Collaboration

    Removing the need for communication via external file creation (Step/IDF/DXF0 data SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector streamlines the collaboration process between the ECAD and MCAD design teams by linking design data between Altium and SOLIDWORKS
  • Integrated Design Data

    SOLIDWORKS PCB connector intelligently connects Altium and SOLIDWORKS enabling a bi-directional native file exchange between ECAD and MCAD design teams opening up new design collaboration possibilities. Mechanical engineers are able to control the physical constraints of the PCB design, whilst the electronic/PCB engineers maintain the control of the traditional design functions.
Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.