Documentation

Looking for Documentation resources for PCB design? Read the latest from Altium experts here.

  • Design Planning with Differential Pair Routing Software and Directive Symbols

    Design Planning with Differential Pair Routing Software and Directive Symbols

    Directive symbol placement and differential pair setup is easy when you work in a unified design environment.

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  • Auto-Interactive Routing to Overcome Obstacles and Other Polygons

    Auto-Interactive Routing to Overcome Obstacles and Other Polygons

    As the technology of printed circuit boards becomes more complex, PCB designers need the help of auto-interactive routing in order to reduce routing times.

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  • Now that They’re Assigned, Find and Report Testpoints in Your PCB Design

    Now that They’re Assigned, Find and Report Testpoints in Your PCB Design

    Once you've assigned testpoints in your design, you've got to validate and report them. Here's how to find testpoints and report them using Altium Designer.

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  • Connect and Conquer: Multiboard Design Adaptation in PCB Design Software

    Connect and Conquer: Multiboard Design Adaptation in PCB Design Software

    With smaller design schedules and shrinking budgets, Altium Designer is the PCB design software you need for multi board design to reduce prototype builds.

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  • Component Information Management in a Unified Design Environment

    Component Information Management in a Unified Design Environment

    Component information management shouldn’t have to be difficult. Working in a unified design environment make managing components easy.

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  • Design for Easy Processes: Create and Link Supplier Data to Any Component

    Design for Easy Processes: Create and Link Supplier Data to Any Component

    We’ll often need to specify the datasheets to be used for our specified parts. Here’s how you can link any piece of supplier data in Altium Designer.

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  • The PCB Design Advantages You Can Expect with Altium Designer 3D Viewing

    The PCB Design Advantages You Can Expect with Altium Designer 3D Viewing

    PCB design tools without 3D capabilities can be painful to work with. Here are some of the benefits and advantages you will have with 3D viewing in Altium.

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  • How Do I Flip and Rotate Components in Altium Designer and Other Schematic Functions

    How Do I Flip and Rotate Components in Altium Designer and Other Schematic Functions

    Many designers waste time because they don't know the shortcuts on how to flip and rotate components in Altium Designer. Here are some tips that will help.

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  • Pin Swapping Without Back Annotation Using Straightforward PCB Design Software

    Pin Swapping Without Back Annotation Using Straightforward PCB Design Software

    PCB design is more than just finding a unified workflow, it’s about maintaining an entire unified design environment. Find the software which gives you what you need.

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  • Painless Circuit Creation with a Hierarchical Schematic Design System that Works

    Painless Circuit Creation with a Hierarchical Schematic Design System that Works

    Using a PCB design system that has a good hierarchical schematic design process can save you time and effort, and will give you a better looking schematic.

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  • Layout Guide to Changing Board Sizes in Altium Designer

    Layout Guide to Changing Board Sizes in Altium Designer

    As a PCB designer, you'll need to create circuit boards of all sizes and shapes. Here's a quick and useful guide to changing board sizes in Altium Designer.

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  • In Your Altium Library, Multiple Part Symbols Ease Your Design Time

    In Your Altium Library, Multiple Part Symbols Ease Your Design Time

    Complex schematic circuitry will demand the use of Altium Library multiple part components. Here is how to create these symbols for use in your next design.

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  •  Old Software Doesn’t Need a Leash for New Supplier Parts Updating

    Old Software Doesn’t Need a Leash for New Supplier Parts Updating

    While you might have gotten used to creating work-around solutions for poor software supplier parts updating, it would be better to improve your design software

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  • True ECAD / MCAD Co-Design Will Eliminate PCB Design Placement Errors

    True ECAD / MCAD Co-Design Will Eliminate PCB Design Placement Errors

    PCB component to mechanical feature placement errors can be eliminated with a true ECAD / MCAD co-design process giving you full 3D parts placement checking.

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  • How to Use Test Points on a PCB Design in Altium Designer

    How to Use Test Points on a PCB Design in Altium Designer

    Your PCB design is probably going to require testpoints added to it for automated testing. Here is how to use testpoints on a PCB design in Altium Designer.

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  • Ease the Pain of Your PCB Supply Chain Management with Intuitive Design Tools

    Ease the Pain of Your PCB Supply Chain Management with Intuitive Design Tools

    Having to redesign your circuitry in order to replace unavailable parts is painful. Eliminate the pain with BOM tools to help your supply chain management.

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  • Soothe PCB Schematic Library Management Pains with Straightforward Software

    Soothe PCB Schematic Library Management Pains with Straightforward Software

    Incorrect library parts can cost you time and money in your design. The best PCB design software helps you with modern schematic library management tools.

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  •  Ducks in a Row: Process Control and Document Traceability in One Place

    Ducks in a Row: Process Control and Document Traceability in One Place

    Running around to different departments will keep you away from your design time. Prioritize process control and document traceability to keep creating.

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  • Beyond Unified Workflow: True Unified PCB Design

    Beyond Unified Workflow: True Unified PCB Design

    PCB design is more than just finding a unified workflow, it’s about maintaining an entire unified design environment. Find the software which gives you what you need.

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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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