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Design Reuse: Methodologies and Best Practices for Re-Applying Previous Boards
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PCB Layout and Polygon Pour: How to Utilize Copper Regions in Your Design
Whether you call them planes, fills, metal, or copper, your PCB design will need them. Here’s how to create polygon pours for copper regions in Altium Designer.
Supply Chain Solutions for Electronic Assemblies
To keep your schematic parts organized and up-to-date, check out supply chain solution software to manage the bill of materials in your PCB design tools.
Sneak Peek and Meet the Keynotes for AltiumLive 2018: ANNUAL PCB DESIGN SUMMIT
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The Kyoto Institute of Technology Racing Team Aims for Third Win
Meet the Kyoto Institute of Technology Racing Team, they are building an electric vehicle prototype. Click to see their PCB design in Altium Designer.
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.
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