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  • Knowledge Before Power: Making Shapes to Create an Assembly Drawing in Altium Designer

    Knowledge Before Power: Making Shapes to Create an Assembly Drawing in Altium Designer

    Before you can design a schematic, layout a PCB, or even create an assembly drawing in Altium Designer, you need to know how to work with primitive shapes.

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  • Create a Symbol Quickly Using the Altium Designer’s Schematic Symbol Generation Tool

    Create a Symbol Quickly Using the Altium Designer’s Schematic Symbol Generation Tool

    If you've ever wondered how to create a symbol in your PCB schematic, using the symbol generator tool in Altium Designer is a great way to get the job done.

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  • Using the New Select Filter When Selecting Objects in Altium Designer 18

    Using the New Select Filter When Selecting Objects in Altium Designer 18

    PCB design means selecting objects in your tools to edit, and Altium's advanced selection functionality makes selecting objects in Altium Designer 18 easy.

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  • Keep Your Altium Designer PCB Layout in Line with Grids and Grid-Selection Shortcuts

    Keep Your Altium Designer PCB Layout in Line with Grids and Grid-Selection Shortcuts

    Working with a grid system is an important part of PCB design. Here are some useful grid functions and shortcuts that can help you with Altium Designer PCB layout.

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  • Oh the Boards You Will Make: Tips for Beginners in Design & Electronics

    Oh the Boards You Will Make: Tips for Beginners in Design & Electronics

    All rocket scientists start at the same point: here are some tips for beginners in design and electronics to help encourage your curiosity and creativity.

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  • Starting Out in PCB Design with the Right Board Layout Software

    Starting Out in PCB Design with the Right Board Layout Software

    When looking into a new career in PCB design, here are some important highlights about printed circuit board layout software that you should know about.

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  • Part Placement Shortcuts in Altium Designer

    Part Placement Shortcuts in Altium Designer

    Creating a good PCB placement takes time. Here are some useful functions and shortcuts to help you create the best possible part placement in Altium Designer.

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  • PCB Design BOM Planning: A Balancing Act

    PCB Design BOM Planning: A Balancing Act

    Understanding the right amount of information to include in your PCB design BOM is like stacking rocks; it’s a balancing act.

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  • Be the Expert When it Comes to Designing Your Power Distribution PCB

    Be the Expert When it Comes to Designing Your Power Distribution PCB

    Power simulators or multiple prototype builds can cost time and money. Be the expert in your next power distribution PCB design by using a PDN analyzer tool.

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  • Finding Circuit Design Software Online: Search Parameters and Powerful Tools

    Finding Circuit Design Software Online: Search Parameters and Powerful Tools

    If you’re looking to find software to meet your circuit design needs, look for features that work online and offline for developing your team strategies.

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  • Nothing Less Than Gold When Working With Software for PCB Design

    Nothing Less Than Gold When Working With Software for PCB Design

    Don't settle for design tools that don't work well together. Look instead to software for PCB design that works together in a unified design environment.

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  • Putting Constraints to Work for You in Your Circuit Routing Software

    Putting Constraints to Work for You in Your Circuit Routing Software

    Today’s PCB designs need more than regular DRCs. High speed routing constraints in your circuit routing software will help you to design a better board.

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  • Designing Your PDN to Work Within Your PCB Layout Guidelines

    Designing Your PDN to Work Within Your PCB Layout Guidelines

    Designing a circuit board power distribution network can be a challenge. Here's how a PDN analyzer can help you to work within your PCB layout guidelines.

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  • See Where You are Going with Your PCB Power Distribution Network Design

    See Where You are Going with Your PCB Power Distribution Network Design

    Having a good power distribution network design is an important part of designing a PCB. A PDN analyzer can help by showing you the best PDN configuration.

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  • Take the Fear out of PCB Form Factors with These Four Considerations

    Take the Fear out of PCB Form Factors with These Four Considerations

    When trying to fit a million things into a single device, how can you mitigate issues that arise when dealing with your PCB form factor.

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  • Don’t Just Resolve Your New Year, (PCB) Design It

    Don’t Just Resolve Your New Year, (PCB) Design It

    Keep your designs heading to the future with Altium’s PCB design resolutions for the new year.

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  • The Best Layout Software for PCB Design Output Files Lets You Shop Carefree

    The Best Layout Software for PCB Design Output Files Lets You Shop Carefree

    The best PCB layout software can automate the creation of PCB design output files together and funnel them into one master manufacturing output file set.

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  • Taxes Aren't All You'll Pay Without PCB Manufacturing Process Reviews

    Taxes Aren't All You'll Pay Without PCB Manufacturing Process Reviews

    It’s good to know what you’re working with, and it’s better to know if you can work it better. Review your PCB manufacturing process to know your capabilities.

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  • Don’t Get Caught Sleeping: Resolve PCB Power Distribution Problems

    Don’t Get Caught Sleeping: Resolve PCB Power Distribution Problems

    The power delivery network of your PCB design can cause problems if not laid out correctly. See how a PDN analyzer can help your PCB power distribution.

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  • What Is a Gerber File in the PCB Fabrication Process?

    What Is a Gerber File in the PCB Fabrication Process?

    Let's look at what a Gerber file is, and how is it used to send your design image data to your manufacturer for the PCB fabrication process.

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