Edit a PCB board shape and component models in 3D.
PCB software in available in three different packages: SOLIDWORKS PCB, PCB Connector (Add-on) and CircuitWorks. SOLIDWORKS PCB combines the power and usability of Altium with the 3D expertise of SOLIDWORKS to unite the "electronic" and mechanical worlds. Learn about the features included in each option below.
Browse the current PCB design using a range of filter modes to determine which object types of design elements are listed, highlighted or selected.
Unmatched ECAD-MCAD integration and collaboration with SOLIDWORKS that unifies design data and pushes changes to both sides of the design project.
Designers working in each application use a Collaboration panel to Push and Pull design changes from one space to the other.
Enhance routing efficiency with a number of routing modes, such as: stop at first obstacle, walkaround, and push and shove. Use powerful dragging capabilities that maintain track angles and orthogonality and has a loop removal feature that makes re-routing a quick and easy process.
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.
Differential pair routing creates a balanced transmission system able to carry differential (equal and opposite) signals across a printed circuit board. Typically this differential routing will interface to an external differential transmission system, such as a connector and cable.
Design Rule Checking is a powerful automated feature that checks both the logical and physical integrity of a design. Checks are made against any or all enabled design rules and can be made online, during design, or as a batch process (with an optional report).
Simply drag and drop the 3D model into a drawing to create views with hidden lines, hidden line removed, wire frame, or even shaded view. Includes all types of views such as isometrics, sections, partial sections, and detailed views.
Hierarchical multi-sheet design helps keep your design files organized and easy to update with a clearly define project structure.
Electrical rule checks in SOLIDWORKS PCB keep your schematics error-free. The comprehensive set of rule checks for proper connectivity and parameter settings in your design, and the customizable connection matrix lets your choose which specific errors get toggled, saving you hours trying to manually diagnose flaws in your schematics.
Libraries of schematic templates and components are available within easy reach, making your design re-use process more efficient than it has ever been. Easily combine and manage libraries in a single location, with parts that you know and trust from successful past projects.
Changes to your schematic design can be quickly synced with your board layout through an Engineering Change Order process. At any point during schematic capture, you can easily review all changes and instantly update your PCB layout, allowing you to get to work on your board immediately.
With a streamline ribbon-UI layout, all the features you need on a daily basis are at the front and center in SOLIDWORKS PCB, easy to find and take advantage of.
Automate the time-consuming process of manually re-assigning nets on high pin-count components in your design. With pin swapping, you can interactively swap and optimize pin configurations in seconds, saving your countless hours in your design process.
Stay in sync with your manufacturing requirements with component placement rules and easily define rules for component placements on your board. User-defined component height and placement settings places the precision of your design in your hands.
Supplier links tie your PCB to the large design ecosystem, connecting you with supplier databases to give accurate information on component pricing and availability.