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  • Tips for Connecting Hidden Pins with Altium Designer

    Tips for Connecting Hidden Pins with Altium Designer

    When working with complicated printed circuit board designs and highly dense circuits, sometimes less is more. With Altium Designer, connecting hidden pins is simple.

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  • Creating a Ground Plane for Your PCB Design

    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.

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  •  Switching Units From MM to Mil and Other PCB Design Measurement Preferences

    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.

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  • Generate and Export Gerber File in Altium Designer: the Language of PCB Manufacturing

    Generate and Export Gerber File in Altium Designer: the Language of PCB Manufacturing

    Making sure that your PCB manufacturer can easily read your design files is essential to avoid delays and excess cost.

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  • Demonstrations for Multi-Layer Designs: Best Uses for Each Layer

    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.

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  •  Identifying Minimum Trace Spacing and Trace Requirements in Altium

    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.

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  • The Cost of CAD Software: What Strong Design Tools are Really Worth

    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.

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  • Menu Changes and Switching Units in Altium Designer 18

    Menu Changes and Switching Units in Altium Designer 18

    Having to learn new menu changes and methods of switching units can be annoying and time-consuming; however, upgrading to Altium Designer is smooth and easy.

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  • Using Project Templates for PCB Design Development

    Using Project Templates for PCB Design Development

    By using project templates for PCB design and development you can increase your efficiency and make the best use of your personnel and time resources.

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  • How to Create a PCB Layout from a Schematic in Altium Designer

    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.

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  • Creating a Bill of Material with PCB Design Software using Altium Designer

    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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  • 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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  • The Advantages of Using Project Templates for PCB Design

    The Advantages of Using Project Templates for PCB Design

    When designing a new PCB, instead of designing duplicate circuits take advantage of project templates to quickly create your new design.

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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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  • How to Panelize Your PCBs Before Lunch with Altium Designer

    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.

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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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  • Let Your Designs Talk for You: Export Altium 3D Layout Artwork to Adobe® PDF

    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.

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  • Easy PCB Routing Board Layout with Altium Designer

    Easy PCB Routing Board Layout with Altium Designer

    With Altium Designer, you have the capability and flexibility to easily layout your board and ensure that it meets all routing requirements for performance.

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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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