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    Seamless PCB Documentation Process - Features

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  • Multi-Directional Communication for Easy Mechanical and Electrical Collaboration

    Multi-Directional Communication for Easy Mechanical and Electrical Collaboration

    Altium’s toolset automatically sets up your environment for import and export of CAD files that includes every intricate detail needed to render and evaluate your design.

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    Real-time BOM Management - Features

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  • Leave Translation Magic in the Hands of Altium Import Wizard

    Leave Translation Magic in the Hands of Altium Import Wizard

    Use a Altium Designer’s Import Wizard for PCB translation magic.

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  • Choosing CAD Software: Privileging the Circuit over the System

    Choosing CAD Software: Privileging the Circuit over the System

    Your PCB CAD tools give you the power to design the best PCBs for any application. Learn more about selecting CAD tools that favor circuit over system design.

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  • Prioritize Precision Querying in Circuit Board Design Software

    Prioritize Precision Querying in Circuit Board Design Software

    Altium Designer gives you precision filtering with its Query Builder.

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  •  Component Symbol Information Management and Display Usability

    Component Symbol Information Management and Display Usability

    Component symbol management is critical to your design workflow. See how a unified interface can help you implement your management strategy.

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  • Schematic Capture Design Integration Thrives With Unified Partners

    Schematic Capture Design Integration Thrives With Unified Partners

    Easily output circuit variations in shareable formats to facilitate brainstorming throughout the design and development cycle.

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  • Annotate Reference Designators With Custom Global Properties

    Annotate Reference Designators With Custom Global Properties

    Changes of reference designators due to re-annotation is important to migrate back to the schematic to keep information synchronized between schematic and PCB.

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  • Choosing PCB Design Software Which Priortizes PCB Design

    Choosing PCB Design Software Which Priortizes PCB Design

    Designing PCB layer structure and component placement to include good grounding and solid net placement is a pleasure when your tools are available with intuitive menus and commands.

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  • Kick Your EDA Translators to the Curb: Choose Unified Design

    Kick Your EDA Translators to the Curb: Choose Unified Design

    Altium Designer 18 offers a modern unified design environment and EDA software that is built from the ground up and includes a framework with all the tools needed for printed circuit assembly design.

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  • Use Interactive Routing to Mitigate EMI Issues from High-Speed PCB Traces

    Use Interactive Routing to Mitigate EMI Issues from High-Speed PCB Traces

    Altium’s Interactive Router alleviates errors introduced by autorouters, giving PCB designers the right tools for routing a quality PCB the first time.

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  • Sporty 3D Component Model Drivers for Layout in PCB Design

    Sporty 3D Component Model Drivers for Layout in PCB Design

    Importing 3D models should be easy with EDA tools built to elegantly incorporate available updates.

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  •  High-Speed PCB Design Analysis: Simulations and Signal Integrity Checks

    High-Speed PCB Design Analysis: Simulations and Signal Integrity Checks

    Signal integrity simulation tools include graphical waveform analysis and impedance calculators in both schematic capture and PCB layout to provide solutions.

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  • Dispel Confusion with Global Editing: Poor DxDesigner Usability Causes Confusion

    Dispel Confusion with Global Editing: Poor DxDesigner Usability Causes Confusion

    Flexible global editing within PCB tools simplifies updates with versatile selection tools. DxDesigner editor and usability would be much easier as simple global editing.

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  • Avoid Integrated and Netlist Data Flows Slowing Design Starts

    Avoid Integrated and Netlist Data Flows Slowing Design Starts

    Moving legacy or work-in-progress PCB designs shouldn’t slow design starts. Migrating to newer versions of the tools should be seamless rather than breaking fully functioning design directories.

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  • Customize designs with Consistent and Flexible Custom Rules and Queries

    Customize designs with Consistent and Flexible Custom Rules and Queries

    Setting up and adjusting rules within a hierarchical structure makes using queries easy when customizing your design environment.

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  • Component Information Management in a Unified Design Environment

    Component Information Management in a Unified Design Environment

    Component information management shouldn’t have to be difficult. Working in a unified design environment make managing components easy.

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  • PCB Design Software Upgrades: Progressive Releases Build Confidence

    PCB Design Software Upgrades: Progressive Releases Build Confidence

    Absence of tool progress is causing users to feel unsupported and to feel that their software is becoming a poor long-term investment for their business needs. Upgrade smartly.

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  • Creepage and Clearance Design Rules Require More Than Integrated Flow

    Creepage and Clearance Design Rules Require More Than Integrated Flow

    Enough clearance and creepage must be designed into the printed circuit board to avoid arcing or catastrophic heat. Design rules will help resolve this.

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