Sneak Peek: OpenBOM Add-in for Altium Designer – Variants Support

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
3 November, 2023 | 2 min for reading
Sneak Peek: OpenBOM Add-in for Altium Designer – Variants Support

In modern product development, electronic and PCB design plays a crucial role in virtually every product we encounter. Whether it’s the smartphone in your pocket or the car you drive, electronics are everywhere. These designs are not just essential; they are the backbone of modern technology. This is where Altium Designer, one of the leading PCB design software tools, comes into play. When it comes to managing Bill of Materials (BOMs) for these designs, OpenBOM has been a reliable partner with its numerous integrations across various CAD systems, both Mechanical (MCAD) and PCB.

At OpenBOM, we are always striving to provide the best solutions for engineers, designers, and manufacturers. We are thrilled to share our latest and most exciting feature for Altium Designer users – Variants Support and a few other additional features. 


Managing variants in electronic and PCB designs can be a challenging task, as it involves dealing with different components, configurations, and parameters. OpenBOM’s new Variants Support feature simplifies this process and automatically generates a BOM based on the right variant parameters. Here’s what you can expect:

Automatic BOM Creation: 

With Variants Support, OpenBOM resolves variants effortlessly. It identifies and includes the components specific to each variant, ensuring that your BOM accurately reflects your design’s requirements. Say goodbye to manual BOM adjustments for different configurations.

Extended Parameter Settings: 

OpenBOM understands that each project has its unique requirements. That’s why we’ve introduced an extended setting of parameters that allows you to configure how your BOM will be created. You have the flexibility to fine-tune your BOM generation process to match your specific needs.

Effortless Configuration: 

We know that time is of the essence, and efficiency is crucial in the design process. The new Variants Support feature streamlines the configuration of your BOM, saving you valuable time and reducing the risk of errors.

To see Variants Support in action, check out our demo video:


At OpenBOM, we firmly believe in the seamless integration between CAD environments and our BOM management solution. The introduction of Variants Support for Altium Designer is a confirmation of our commitment to continuously improve and enhance our OpenBOM and specifically, CAD add-in features.

We understand that every design project is unique, and our goal is to provide you with the tools and capabilities to streamline your workflow and make your life easier. Listening to our customers and understanding their needs is at the core of what we do.

In conclusion, the Variants Support feature for Altium Designer is just the beginning. We are dedicated to evolving and growing with the ever-changing landscape of design and manufacturing. Our promise to you is that we will continue to innovate, integrate, and improve, so you can focus on what you do best – designing the future. Stay tuned for more exciting developments from OpenBOM!

REGISTER FOR FREE and check how OpenBOM can help. 

Best, Oleg

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