Introducing Version 18

High Performance Made Simple

Altium Designer continues its focus on delivering new, easy-to-use and performance-enhancing PCB design tools as part of one single price solution with the introduction of the latest version, Altium Designer 18.


Experience the most cohesive, user-friendly interface for you to achieve productivity right “out of the box”.


Attain the power you need to complete large, complex designs – quickly and accurately.


Get the latest design tools today with the guarantee of continuous innovation in the future – year after year.

High Performance Made Simple

The Altium Designer 18 release significantly enhances user experience and productivity with a modern interface to simplify the design experience and enable unprecedented performance optimization, aided by 64-Bit architecture and multi-threading for greater stability, speed, and functionality during PCB design.

Interconnected Multi-Board Assembly

Connectivity management and enhanced 3D engine allows you to render design models and multi-board assemblies - faster and with better shading and realism.

Fast and High-Quality Routing

Visual Constraints and user-guided automation enables you to route complex topologies across layers - routes at the speed of a computer, but the quality of a human.

Modern Interface Experience

New, cohesive user interface provides a fresh and intuitive environment, and optimizations that enable unparalleled visualization of your design workflow.

Real-time BOM Management

Latest supplier part information linked to the BOM enables you to make educated design decisions - on your own timeline.

Powerful PCB Design

64-bit architecture and multi-threaded task optimizations let you design and release large, complex boards faster than ever.

Seamless PCB Documentation Process

Document all assembly and manufacturing views in a single, cohesive design environment, with linked source data for updates at the push of a button.

Altium Designer 18 enables you to create interconnected multi-board projects and render high density, complex PCB assemblies quickly and accurately. The modern user interface, along with updates to enhance routing, BOM creation, rule-checking, and manufacturing hand-off capabilities, enable you to design more efficiently and productively than ever.

Altium Designer 18 Performance Improvements

The latest version of Altium Designer delivers the performance you need to develop next-generation electronics, with a powerful engine that enables you to design faster than ever before.

Project A: 4-Layer

Tracks: 39.6K

Components: 1925

Nets: 1267

Polygons: 369

Polygon Repour All

Gerber Files Generation

Online DRC

File Opening (with Scene Building)

Project Compilation Time