A powerful set of PCB design tools to meet the demands of today’s complex designs


SOLIDWORKS® PCB is a set of tools designed to enable powerful and seamless collaboration with mechanical design. Combining the best technology in PCB design with an easy-to-use interface to give you the productivity you need to get your PCBs designed quickly and easily.

SOLIDWORKS PCB Collaboration

A professional PCB design tool capable of meeting the demands of today’s products, which allows you to develop the most efficient schematics for your board layouts.

Integration of PCB design seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS CAD, with a managed ECO change process and distinct workflows to keep you at your most productive.


The new SOLIDWORKS PCB powered by altium design tool combines the power and usability of Altium with the 3D expertise of SOLIDWORKS to unite the “electronic” and mechanical worlds, one design at a time.

ECAD-MCAD Project Collaboration Server

Achieve unmatched ECAD-MCAD integration and collaboration with SOLIDWORKS® by unifying data and pushing changes to both sides of the design project.

Managed ECAD-MCAD ECO Process

Manage changes to board shape, component placement, mounting holes, keepouts and cutouts in both SOLIDWORKS PCB and SOLIDWORKS through managed Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), no matter where the change initiated.

Output PCB Copper Geometries

Open board designs in SOLIDWORKS with all copper information making it possible to take advantage of advanced analysis such as thermal and vibration simulation.

Streamlined Interface

The SOLIDWORKS PCB interface is designed for streamlined productivity and ease-of-use. Enjoy a modern interface with easy to navigate options to get your PCB designs done quickly and efficiently.

Library Management

Combine and manage your schematic and PCB component libraries together in a single location. Re-use components that you know and trust from successful past projects.

Supplier Links

Make immediate decisions on pricing and availability of components to meet your budget and deadlines. Search your preferred supplier databases within SOLIDWORKS PCB and link solutions directly to components in your design.

Version Control

Gain greater clarity and control over changes made to your design in all phases, from schematic capture to board layout.

Seamless integration

Open native SOLIDWORKS files in SOLIDWORKS PCB, and open PCB files in SOLIDWORKS. Imported mechanical models are accurate and retain your original design information.



The latest PCB design technology with the most seamless collaboration experience

Powerful PCB Design Technology

SOLIDWORKS PCB, powered by leading electrical design software Altium, doesn’t compromise on its core focus.

With a powerful set of PCB design features to meet the demands of today’s complex designs. Altium have packed in all of the latest design technology from over 25 years of R&D experience.

  • A powerful PCB design engine gives you all the tools you need to get your designs done quickly and efficiently. From comprehensive design rule checks to real-time 3D clearance checking, you’ve got the features you need for your innovative designs.
  • A streamlined schematic editing environment has all the tools you need to bring your designs to life. Easily re-use design elements with a powerful library manager, and keep it all of your design data organized with hierarchical multi-sheet design.
  • An easy-to-use and unified interface lets you get to work immediately. A seamless interface between schematic editing and board layout keeps you at your most productive.

Enhanced Productivity with distinct workflows, managed ECO and Lifecycles

Focus on just the electronic side of your design with SOLIDWORKS PCB, and work on the rest in parallel with SOLIDWORKS. Keep your electrical and mechanical design workflows separate but in sync, using the most productive tools for both sides of your design.

  • Develop the mechanical models of components in your mechanical environment and the electrical libraries for your components in the electrical environment, all while keeping your data tightly linked as two sides of the same component.
  • Push changes to component placement, board shape and mounting holes to and from SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PCB in managed Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) so your designs stay in sync.
  • Manage the lifecycle states of component models separately in ECAD and MCAD worlds. Complete a 3D model without waiting for the ECAD component data, and even place a component without waiting for the mechanical model to be complete.

Integrate your design data

The key to successful product design is a seamless integration between both your mechanical and electrical worlds. Support for Parasolid models in SOLIDWORKS PCB allows you to transition between your MCAD and ECAD designs with ease.

  • Connect the ECAD environment directly to SOLIDWORKS to maintain your existing MCAD-based workflow.
  • Link directly to SOLIDWORKS Parasolid models for enclosures and component bodies. Linking a native 3D file format in the ECAD environment helps simplify and automate your design workflow.
  • Open your board designs, with copper information, inside SOLIDWORKS and get a complete picture of your design. With copper information included, you can now perform deeper analysis with thermal, vibration and other mechanical simulations.
SOLIDWORKS PCB with copper and chip models
SOLIDWORKS with copper and chip models


Seamless integration of electrical and mechanical

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Boost product innovation

The SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector is as an extension to Altium Designer to connect Altium with SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector powered by Altium. A revolutionary product allows current and future uses of Altium design products to preserve and enhance their investments with the innovative collaboration and data management capabilities found in SOLDWORKS PCB.

Intelligently connected design data between Altium Designer and the SOLIDWORKS mechanical environment opens up new possibilities for design synchronicity. Integrated design data allows your mechanical designer to start a board design in a trusted environment, and opens up a rich source of electronic design data for deeper analysis and discovery options with new simulation options.

SOLIDWORKS PCB & Electrical Training

Quickly learn how to create PCB designs and collaborate with mechanical

Training Course


Training Course

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Advanced

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Technical Support

With SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service, you have access to extensive help from our SOLIDWORKS experts. Which will enhance your software investment and guide you through development challenges.

  • Live Technical Support from our certified support team.
  • Remote Support to solve your technical issue right on your machine.
  • Regular Communication of software updates and technical tips and tricks.

Upgrades & Resources

Enjoy the latest version of your software and direct access to a comprehensive library of drawings, parts, assemblies, and features contributed by users around the globe.

  • Automatic Upgrades to the most Up-to-date Version of your SOLIDWORKS software.
  • FREE access to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal for Macros, Documentation, and the ability to submit Enhancement Requests.
  • Full access to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base for Articles, Tech Tips, and Best Practices.

Online Training & Certification

A MySolidWorks online account is included with your subscription service where you can get answers, stay current, and sharpen your design skills with online training:

  • MySolidWorks Standard Account includes 600+ online tutorial videos.
  • FREE access to SOLIDWORKS testing and certification to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP).

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