TPM and Nine Dot Connects Announce Partnership to Bring SOLIDWORKS PCB Solutions to Manufacturing Organizations in the Southeast

MARCH 19, 2018, GREENVILLE, SC - TPM, Inc. and Nine Dot Connects announced today a partnership to bring the SOLIDWORKS PCB software and training solutions to manufacturing and engineering organizations across the Southeast.

SOLIDWORKS PCB (powered by Altium) software allows designers of printed circuit boards to develop efficient schematics for their board layouts. In addition, it allows the PCB design to be integrated into their SOLIDWORKS CAD model, creating a best in class workflow to link the electrical design process with the mechanical design process. With the growth in areas such as IoT, PCB design is becoming a much more prevalent part of the design and engineering process. By integrating PCB with the mechanical model, organizations can benefit from a much more efficiently managed ECO process to keep them at their most productive level.

“͞TPM is excited about this new partnership. This allows us to be able to offer a complete set of design solutions built around the SOLIDWORKS platform to the manufacturing market. Nine Dot Connects brings a long history and a wealth of experience in the PCB area that we can now bring to our customers,” said Chris Fay, Vice President of TPM.

“As the integration between mechanical and electrical design becomes increasingly interwoven, we are elated to be working with TPM to assist their customers in their design efforts. Our focus is on electronic design with a firm knowledge of mechanical interaction. This partnership is far more than another tool offering – it is the opportunity for TPM customers to explore the idea of adding electronics to their products in a successful environment,” said Christopher Chae, Founder of Nine Dot Connects.


TPM, Inc. is a leading technology company headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. TPM is proud of its reputation of providing cutting-edge solutions to the engineering and design community for the past 40 years. Founded in 1973, by Jerry Cooper TPM Inc. serves more than 3,000 customers across the Southeast each year. Inspired by our founder, Jerry Cooper, we are committed to offering our clients the best.

Nine Dot Connects, LLC is an electronic design-centric company headquartered in McKinney, Texas. Since 2009, Nine Dot connects has built a reputation for its knowledge in the field of electronics through its ECAD tool and process trainings, layout and component library services, circuit design and simulation consulting and monthly PCB-related webinars. For more information about Nine Dot Connects, please visit us at


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