Altium Designer 13
component model to capture the intelligence behind part choices
Designer 13 introduces a new, higher level model of the component
object, separating the engineering part from the manufacturer or vendor
parts. It's through a series of "Part Choices" that the engineering
component can be mapped to one or even multiple manufacturer or vendor
parts. Making it possible to now truly capture the concept of parts
equivalents and leverage the engineering intelligence behind the
decisions experienced engineers make every day.
powerful new where-used system to track components across any design or
Designer 13's new Vault system finally brings together component
information and library data, with the designs and releases that use
those components. This powerful new system makes it possible to track
where any component might be used across any design.
Revision and Lifecycle management capability to the level of components
and individual component models
Designer 13 provides complete revision and lifecycle management
capabilities, extending this all the way down to the component and even
individual component models. With AD13 you can finally build your parts revisioning and approval processes directly into your design
system for the live linking of component to the supply chain
Designer 13's new live supplier-linking system maintains real-time links
to your supply chain and provides real time updates to pricing and
availability information as changes occur at any stage along the way.