Installing the PCB Connector for Altium Designer

Altium Designer is a PCB (printed circuit board) design tool. Users who have licensed and installed Altium Designer can integrate it with the SOLIDWORKS software by installing the SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector.

To install SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector on a machine running Altium Designer:

  1. Sign in to your Altium Account if you are not signed in automatically.
  2. Launch Altium Designer, open the DXP tab, and click Extensions and Updates.
  3. On the Extensions and Updates page, click the Purchased tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Software Extensions section. Then on SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector, click the down arrow in the top right corner of the tile to download and begin the installation.

  5. In the Confirm dialog box, click Yes to continue with the installation.
    You must perform steps 6 and 7 in the order specified to avoid activation and installation problems.
  6. On the PCB Connector Registration page, enter the SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector serial number and click Register.
  7. In the Confirm dialog box, displayed by the Altium Designer application, click Yes to restart the system and complete the installation or click No to complete the installation later.

To deactivate a SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector license, on the Help menu, click SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector Licensing > Deactivate Licenses.