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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
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Let Your Designs Talk for You: Export Altium 3D Layout Artwork to Adobe® PDF
No more miscommunications. Printed circuit board assembly discussions are enhanced with 3D illustrations that can be shared in Adobe® Reader® 3D.
Smart Self-Check Process to Optimize Power-Up for Embedded Systems
Embedded systems can be difficult to optimize in your designs. Their power-up processes are vital to ensuring operation success, and a smart self-check helps.
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.
Altium User Groups: Starting, Finding, and Joining
Insight into what user-to-user benefits you’ll see in these groups and learn how to start your very own!
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.
Where to Start in Courses for PCB Design or Skills I Wish I’d Learned in College
While college is certainly beneficial, some classes I should have paid more attention to. Here are some skills to focus on in your courses for PCB design.
Electronic Product Life Cycle Management Avoids Unpredicted Application Results
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Layout Guide to Changing Board Sizes in Altium Designer