Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

  • Creating Unusual Shapes in Altium Designer - The Donut

    Creating Unusual Shapes in Altium Designer - The Donut

    Learn how to create a 3D donut shape without access to complex mechanical editing software in Altium Designer.

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  • Using the Live Drill Table Improves PCB Production

    Using the Live Drill Table Improves PCB Production

    Learn how to accelerate the design process with complete visibility over dynamic drill data while you design your PCB in Altium Designer.

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  • Move Interference Checking to Electronic Design for a More Efficient Flow

    Move Interference Checking to Electronic Design for a More Efficient Flow

    Speeding up your assembly interference checking is more feasible than ever. Move interference checking to electronic design for a more efficient flow.

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  • Top 10 DFM Problems That Affect Every Design

    Top 10 DFM Problems That Affect Every Design

    Learn how to prevent the top 10 Design for Manufacturability (DFM) issues in your next PCB design project with these strategies.

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  • The Final Step: Online Design Rule Check

    The Final Step: Online Design Rule Check

    Learn how to master your PCB design rules to easily meet your PCB manufacturing guidelines and identify rule violations.

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  • Alternatives to Gerber RS-274X

    Alternatives to Gerber RS-274X

    Gerber RS-274X format is used for fabricating about 90% of all PCBs designed today worldwide. Learn about Gerber alternatives.

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  • Three Ways To Simplify Output Generation Using Altium Designer

    Three Ways To Simplify Output Generation Using Altium Designer

    Learn how to simplify your output generation workflow to avoid errors and delays in the manufacturing process with detailed documentation of your PCB design.

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  • 5 Tips for Specifying PCB Hole Size Tolerance

    5 Tips for Specifying PCB Hole Size Tolerance

    Learn how to quickly add and clearly communicate hole size tolerance specifications to your fabricator to ensure your PCB design is manufactured properly.

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  • Automate Output Job File Processing with PCB Release View

    Automate Output Job File Processing with PCB Release View

    Altium Designer users can use Altium Vault to produce automated, high-integrity design release systems that automate output job file processing.

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  • How to Simplify Your Output Generation Workflow

    How to Simplify Your Output Generation Workflow

    Handing your design off to manufacturing can be a project in itself. Learn how to simplify your output generation workflow in Altium Designer to create error-free and accurate pcb documentation...

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  • How to Utilize Queries to Save Time & Resources

    How to Utilize Queries to Save Time & Resources

    Navigating your PCB boards and verifying their compliance to your project’s design rules is becoming ever more complex in today’s dense and elaborate designs. How can you maximize your time and...

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  • Expedite PCB Production with a Live Drill Table

    Expedite PCB Production with a Live Drill Table

    Having visibility over the number, size and symbols that represent each hole in a PCB design can reassure that no hiccups will delay production and increase costs down the road. Now you can...

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  • Eliminate Mistakes in Your Schematics with Electronic Rule Checking

    Eliminate Mistakes in Your Schematics with Electronic Rule Checking

    In times of rising design complexity and shortened timelines, it’s more and more common for mistakes to sneak through in the schematic that can translate to the PCB. Read on to find out how to...

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  • Communicate Design Intent with the Right Output Job File

    Communicate Design Intent with the Right Output Job File

    Learn how to save hours of manual labor by automating your output job file creation process using the Project Releaser in Altium Designer.In my previous blog post, I talked about the manual...

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  • How to Pack More Complexity into a Smaller Footprint Using HDI

    How to Pack More Complexity into a Smaller Footprint Using HDI

    Using HDI to meet the needs of shrinking form factors has its own set of unique challenges in your design process. Read on to learn about the most common HDI design challenges and how to work with...

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  • How to Navigate the Perils of PCB Design Review

    How to Navigate the Perils of PCB Design Review

    Whether you’re a first-time designer or a hardened veteran, the integrity of your designs relies heavily on inspecting a product for potential issues before production. What can be done to...

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  • How to Improve Your PCB Documentation Process

    How to Improve Your PCB Documentation Process

    Nearly every facet of electronics design has advanced with more effective and automated technology except for the documentation process - until now. Read on to learn how to eliminate the stress of...

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  • Top PCB Design Guidelines Every PCB Designer Needs to Know

    Top PCB Design Guidelines Every PCB Designer Needs to Know

    What’s the key for designing a board that’s realistic on paper and in physical form? Let’s explore the top 5 design guidelines that you need to know to design your next manufacturable, functional...

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  • Master Your PCB Design Workflow with Online Design Rule Checking

    Master Your PCB Design Workflow with Online Design Rule Checking

    The ever-increasing complexity of boards has made it nearly impossible to carry out the design rule verification process manually. Fortunately there are PCB design software tools that make the job...

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  • Bugging Out - How to Minimize Your Embedded Design Debug Phase

    Bugging Out - How to Minimize Your Embedded Design Debug Phase

    It’s always inevitable that some bugs will find their way into an embedded design. But what can be done to minimize the time spent on your debug phase? Read on to find out.   Even if not all...

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