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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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  • Layout Guide to Changing Board Sizes in Altium Designer

    Layout Guide to Changing Board Sizes in Altium Designer

    As a PCB designer, you'll need to create circuit boards of all sizes and shapes. Here's a quick and useful guide to changing board sizes in Altium Designer.

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  • In Your Altium Library, Multiple Part Symbols Ease Your Design Time

    In Your Altium Library, Multiple Part Symbols Ease Your Design Time

    Complex schematic circuitry will demand the use of Altium Library multiple part components. Here is how to create these symbols for use in your next design.

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  • With Software for Rigid-Flex Designing, You Can Define and Animate Your PCBs

    With Software for Rigid-Flex Designing, You Can Define and Animate Your PCBs

    Using software for rigid-flex designing can enable you through tools like a 3D model viewer, and layer stack rules that help identify your sections.

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  • How to Use Test Points on a PCB Design in Altium Designer

    How to Use Test Points on a PCB Design in Altium Designer

    Your PCB design is probably going to require testpoints added to it for automated testing. Here is how to use testpoints on a PCB design in Altium Designer.

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  • Collaborative Design Software: Create a Schematic Symbol for any Component

    Collaborative Design Software: Create a Schematic Symbol for any Component

    Inside you’ll find an introduction to create a schematic symbol for any component, and then how to apply it to any footprint, schematic, or library in Altium Designer.

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  • How to Use Altium Designer to Quickly Place Components

    How to Use Altium Designer to Quickly Place Components

    Knowing where every part should go and how to use Altium Designer enables you to easily put every part in its place.

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  • Knowledge Before Power: Making Shapes to Create an Assembly Drawing in Altium Designer

    Knowledge Before Power: Making Shapes to Create an Assembly Drawing in Altium Designer

    Before you can design a schematic, layout a PCB, or even create an assembly drawing in Altium Designer, you need to know how to work with primitive shapes.

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  • Create a Symbol Quickly Using the Altium Designer’s Schematic Symbol Generation Tool

    Create a Symbol Quickly Using the Altium Designer’s Schematic Symbol Generation Tool

    If you've ever wondered how to create a symbol in your PCB schematic, using the symbol generator tool in Altium Designer is a great way to get the job done.

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  • Learning the PCB Design Software Shortcuts to Hack Your Design Growth

    Learning the PCB Design Software Shortcuts to Hack Your Design Growth

    If you’re wondering about the PCB design software shortcuts that are available for users of Altium, look no further for a few of the most useful and common ones.

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  • Working with Altium Designer’s Multilayered Via Routing Rules

    Working with Altium Designer’s Multilayered Via Routing Rules

    With multilayer boards, you can use Altium’s routing rules more effectively. Here’s a quick guide on how to route between layers by designating via rules.

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  • Using the New Select Filter When Selecting Objects in Altium Designer 18

    Using the New Select Filter When Selecting Objects in Altium Designer 18

    PCB design means selecting objects in your tools to edit, and Altium's advanced selection functionality makes selecting objects in Altium Designer 18 easy.

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