Design Data Management Part 2 — The Supply Chain
Learn how to verify PCB component availability and pricing directly from your design environment in Altium ...
Get My Altium Designer Free Trial Today or Call 1-800-544-4186Get Free Trial
Other content in this Stream
Creating a Ground Plane for Your PCB Design
Your PCB design will probably have power planes of some kind on it. Here are some ways for creating a ground plane in your design using Altium Designer.
Practical PCB Design Tips for an Unroutable Board
A PCB may be unroutable due to various reasons: limited dimensions, strict compliance to routing practices, and component choice. Follow these tips to save time and make your PCB routable.
More than a Right-Click Menu Multi-Channel PCB Design
Don’t settle for old schematic capture tools that force you into extra work. A modern schematic editor based on a unified design environment is what you need.
Switching Units From MM to Mil and Other PCB Design Measurement Preferences
It is no longer a problem to switch between imperial and metric units when designing PCBs. Altium Designer gives you a simple way of switching from MM to mil.
Escape the Pain of a Gerber Files Viewer and Invest in a 3D PCB Editor
With tighter schedules and smaller R&D budgets, you can’t afford the risk of going to manufacturing without first checking your design in a 3D PCB layout tool.
Compare PCB Design Software Features For Your Device to Move to Manufacturing
This guide will discuss the most useful and desirable features that you would want to compare in PCB design software for your hardware startup environment.
Demonstrations for Multi-Layer Designs: Best Uses for Each Layer
To create the different circuit boards that you will be designing, you need to know how to set up for the best uses for each layer in your PCB design tools.
Identifying Minimum Trace Spacing and Trace Requirements in Altium
Having the right routing rules set up can make or break your PCB design interactive routing efforts. Here’s how to set those rules up in Altium Designer.
The Cost of CAD Software: What Strong Design Tools are Really Worth
Knowing what you are looking for before you invest in the cost of CAD software is important. Find out in advance what strong design tools are really worth.
PCB Routing Options to Maximize Design Adaptability
Before jumping into your PCB routing, options available need to be made clear. What manufacturing specifications are you working for, and what tools available?
How to Create a PCB Layout from a Schematic in Altium Designer
You’ve completed your schematic, now it’s time to get started on the layout. First though you need to know how to create the PCB from an Altium Schematic.
Creating a Bill of Material with PCB Design Software using Altium Designer
The design is finished, but you’re not quite done yet. Here are some ideas on how to compile, create, and optimize a bill of materials using Altium Designer.
Avoid the First Pass Perils in Prototyping Runs for Your Electronics
Move your hardware through first pass prototyping to manufacturing with these design strategies.
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.
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.
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.
How to Panelize Your PCBs Before Lunch with Altium Designer
Panelizing your PCBs for manufacturing is a piece of cake when using Altium Designer. Here’s a quick guide to get you rolling.
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.
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.
Let Your Designs Talk for You: Export Altium 3D Layout Artwork to Adobe® PDF