Introducing Altium Designer 18


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.


New in Altium Designer 18

Altium Designer 18 significantly enhances user experience and productivity using a modern interface to streamline your design workflow, while enabling unprecedented performance optimization with 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 allow you to render design models and multi-board assemblies – faster and with better shading and realism.


Modern interface experience

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


Powerful PCB design

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


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.


Real-time BOM management

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


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.



Explore the available licensing options for Altium Designer to meet your unique design needs.

Standalone license

Ideal for a single workstation and solo designer. The standalone license requires no active internet connection. Once activated, this license type can be saved, copied, and backed-up as needed.

Private license server

Easily share licenses inside your personal network with the Altium Private License Server. This license type is ideal for those who want the flexibility of accessing their licenses from multiple machines but are not able to connect to the Altium On-Demand license server.

On-demand license

Take the busywork out of your life and let us manage your licenses with the Altium On-Demand License Server. This license type is ideal for design teams looking for the greatest degree of flexibility when working from multiple machines with an active internet connection.

  • Flexible Use and Roaming
    Use your licenses how you want and where you want, even offline.

  • Customizable Groups
    Quickly allocate licenses and usage based on specific roles or business units within your organization.

  • Real-Time Reporting
    Easily optimize license usage for your team with real-time reporting and metrics.

Altium Designer Versions

Altium Designer

Provides unlimited access to Native 3D PCB design, front-end (SE) engineering design and manufacturing output capabilities.

Altium Designer SE

Provides access to a complete front-end schematic design capture and simulation solution for electronic design.

Altium Designer Viewer

Provides free viewing access to Altium Designer, allowing you to easily manage read-only access rights to design documentation.

Licensing Geographic Scope

Single Site

Licensed for use at a single site defined by your shipping address.


Licensed for use at multiple sites on a single continent (Americas, EMEA, and the Asia Pacific excluding China).


Licensed for use at multiple sites on multiple continents.

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