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.


SOLIDWORKS® PCB – Powered by Altium® – is a mechatronics/electronics design and mechanical collaboration solution jointly developed by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation and Altium Limited, both leaders in the development of  electronic  and  mechanical  design  solutions.

SOLIDWORKS  PCB  is  built  on  the  industry-proven  PCB  design  technology of Altium Designer and combines a first-of-its-kind, integrated electro-mechanical collaboration solution for electronic product co-design that is intelligently integrated with the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design solution.

Powerful tech

Powerful PCB design features to meet the demands of today’s mechatronics/electronics designs.


Cross-discipline product development and intelligent collaboration between electronic & mechanical teams.

Improve yields

Real-time visualisation and verification of PCBs & components. Get it right pre-manufacture.

The best in PCB design technology powered by Altium.

SOLIDWORKS PCB combines the best electronics and PCB design technology with an easy-to-use interface that provides the productivity needed to get electronic circuits and PCBs designed quickly and efficiently.

There’s no compromise on the core design focus with a powerful set of PCB design applications, capabilities and features, which easily meet the demands of today’s mainstream mechatronic/electronic product designs. SOLIDWORKS PCB includes some of the best and latest electronics and design technologies derived from Altium’s 25+ years of experience.

ECAD-MCAD collaboration.

SOLIDWORKS PCB is unique in its ability to provide on-demand collaboration between the electronic design and 3D mechanical design domains. It offers a clear advantage to any company where ECAD and MCAD collaboration is critical to the overall success of mechatronic and electronic product design.

A direct ECAD-MCAD collaboration methodology that natively exchanges design data through a seamless, push-button interface ensures consistency and accuracy and facilitates electromechanical design integration that increases productivity, reduces time and effort, and minimises prototype scrap.

Capabilities of SOLIDWORKS PCB.

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.

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: Visualise 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.

That's not all...

Mixed-Mode SPICE 3f5 Simulator: Simulate and analyse analogue 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.

Supplier Links: Search online supplier databases and link your design components to match real-time device parametric data, 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 and budget and deadlines.

Component parametric database support: Place component parametric data directly from a corporate database keeping the components used in your design synchronised with data stored in the database.

SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector add-in.

SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector, for Altium Designer users, takes the guesswork out of electrical and mechanical design synchronisation, providing a managed environment for design collaboration between Altium Designer and SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD mechanical environments. It easily links data between both environments, sharing critical design elements between electronic and mechanical design teams.

With the SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector, everyone remains on the same page throughout the design process, helping to meet critical time-to-market goals and reducing the well-known costs associated with hardware re-spins.