Article by Rod Mackay updated September 13, 2016


The new SOLIDWORKS PCB 2017 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. By integrating Electronic designs seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS utilizing your trusted mechanical workflow, designs come to life with integrated design data, managed ECO processes, and greater analysis capabilities. SOLIDWORKS PCB is focused on bringing the best of both worlds together. Do what you do best in SOLIDWORKS, and let SOLIDWORKS PCB handle your PCB design needs.

What you will learn from the SOLIDWORKS PCB 2017 webinar

During the webinar we will demonstrate the easy-to-use interface and how it is linked with SOLIDWORKS CAD to give you an efficient design experience. You will learn how to get your PCBs done quickly and easily — just what you need when PCBs are only a part of your product design workflow. During the webinar we review many of the new features including:

  • Interactive Router
  • Real-Time 3D Clearance Checking
  • Differential Pair Routing
  • Comprehensive Design Rule Checking
  • Hierarchical Multi-Sheet Design
  • Electrical Rule Check
  • Library Management
  • Schematic to PCB Engineering Change Order
  • Streamlined Interface
  • Version Control
  • Component Placement Rules
  • Pin Swapping
  • Supplier Links
  • ECAD/MCAD Project Collaboration Server
  • Copper Analysis

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources

Access our resources page to get everything you need to learn what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2017; including tech tips, demonstrations, and upcoming product webinars.


SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources


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Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.