Documentation

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

  • Project Release Management within PCB Design Software

    Project Release Management within PCB Design Software

    There’s no need to rely on check lists or your memory when creating manufacturing output files. Altium Designer’s Project Releaser will do the work for you.

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  • Don’t Let Unmanageable Tools Deny You the Joy of Designing a PCB

    Don’t Let Unmanageable Tools Deny You the Joy of Designing a PCB

    Avoid design tools that kill productivity and suck the fun out of work. You need to use an advanced design system that will restore the joy of designing a PCB.

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  • The Benefits of Using a BOM Management Tool for PCB

    The Benefits of Using a BOM Management Tool for PCB

    Like the spell checker in your E-mail, a BOM management tool for PCB design that is built into your design software can help you every day in your design work.

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  • Using Rules-Driven Design to Control a High-Frequency Board

    Using Rules-Driven Design to Control a High-Frequency Board

    Designing a high-frequency PCB can be difficult, fortunately, Altium Designer gives you the ability for a rules-driven design to control a high-frequency board.

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  • Optimizing Design Output Files for Large Batch Production

    Optimizing Design Output Files for Large Batch Production

    Generating all of the design output files for a large batch production can be time consuming. See how Altium Designer cuts this time with the output job file.

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  • Easily Placed Surface Mount Technology with 3D Viewing Software

    Easily Placed Surface Mount Technology with 3D Viewing Software

    With 3D viewing software in your PCB design tools, you will have a better perspective of your surface mount and thru-hole parts placement for manufacturability.

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  • Integration of Schematic Capture, Layout, and Databases Improves Efficiency

    Integration of Schematic Capture, Layout, and Databases Improves Efficiency

    Avoid PCB CAD tools that don’t work together. Improve your efficiency with design tools that feature the integration of schematic capture and layout databases.

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  • Identify Vendor Parts Early: Manage BoMs Proactively With Consolidated Part Sourcing

    Identify Vendor Parts Early: Manage BoMs Proactively With Consolidated Part Sourcing

    Proactive part sourcing in PCA production is possible with unified libraries containing sourcing and costing information.

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  • Don't Undervalue Ease of User Interface

    Don't Undervalue Ease of User Interface

    Just as cooking without the right tools at your fingertips can result in disaster, so can working with design tools that don’t feature ease of user interface.

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  • A Checklist for Systematically Testing Your PCB Prototype

    A Checklist for Systematically Testing Your PCB Prototype

    Follow these tips to prevent damaged components as you’re testing your PCB prototype.

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  • Altium Vault Streamlines Product Development Process With Early Access to Component Sourcing and Costing

    Altium Vault Streamlines Product Development Process With Early Access to Component Sourcing and Costing

    Having access to comprehensive component libraries for schematic capture and PCB layout eliminates the need for BoM iterations.

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  • Impedance Calculation and Cross Section Features in PCB Layout

    Impedance Calculation and Cross Section Features in PCB Layout

    Another benefit of Altium Designer is that it will perform your impedance calculations and feed that data directly into your design rules automatically.

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  • HDI PCB Designs and the CAD Tools Behind Them

    HDI PCB Designs and the CAD Tools Behind Them

    Printed circuit boards manufactured with high density interconnect technology is here to stay. See what kind of CAD tools you will need for HDI PCB designs.

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  •  High-Speed Design: Definitive Guide for Utilizing Altium Designer for Your Board Needs

    High-Speed Design: Definitive Guide for Utilizing Altium Designer for Your Board Needs

    High-speed design can present the PCB designer with many challenges. Here’s a definitive guide of some of Altium Designer’s high-speed features that can help.

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  • Helpful Tips for Interactive Routing in Altium Designer

    Helpful Tips for Interactive Routing in Altium Designer

    Your interactive routing in Altium Designer will be greatly enhanced by using some of these helpful tips and tricks to help you to become more efficient.

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  • Excel Versus BOM Software: When Your Data Management Tool Needs an Upgrade

    Excel Versus BOM Software: When Your Data Management Tool Needs an Upgrade

    The choice between BOM versus Excel may not always be clear but understanding the capabilities of BOM software may help enhance your team’s collaborative efforts.

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  • Communicating PCB Layer Stackup Needs to Manufacturers

    Communicating PCB Layer Stackup Needs to Manufacturers

    Software-based stackup planning tools can help you optimize your stackup and better communicate your PCB layer stackup needs to manufacturers.

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  • Multi-Directional Communication for Easy Mechanical and Electrical Collaboration

    Multi-Directional Communication for Easy Mechanical and Electrical Collaboration

    Altium’s toolset automatically sets up your environment for import and export of CAD files that includes every intricate detail needed to render and evaluate your design.

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  • How to Use Blind and Buried Vias in Altium Designer

    How to Use Blind and Buried Vias in Altium Designer

    Using blind and buried vias in Altium Designer when routing can be very helpful in designs with high density. Here’s how to set up and use these vias.

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  • Design Reuse: Methodologies and Best Practices for Re-Applying Previous Boards

    Design Reuse: Methodologies and Best Practices for Re-Applying Previous Boards

    Are you tired of the nightmare of managing files, links, and copy & paste routines for design reuse? Take a look instead at a PCB design system built for this.

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