Routing

Looking for Routing and PCB design information? Read the latest from Altium experts here.

  • 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.

    Read Article
  • Get My Altium Designer Free Trial Today.

    Get Free Trial
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • Understanding Ground Planes in Your Two-Layer PCB

    Understanding Ground Planes in Your Two-Layer PCB

    Star connections and ground plane gridding can help prevent noise from ground loops and EMI in your PCB designs.

    Read Article
  • High Density Interconnect Boards and How They Can Benefit Your Design

    High Density Interconnect Boards and How They Can Benefit Your Design

    High-density interconnect boards require a bit of a careful understanding for their utilization, but can give you an advantage in your pcb designs once you know.

    Read Article
  • Pin Swapping and Gate Swapping in Your PCB Layout to Clean Up Your Rat Nest

    Pin Swapping and Gate Swapping in Your PCB Layout to Clean Up Your Rat Nest

    Pin swapping and gate swapping in your PCB layout allows you to efficiently re-route traces that may have previously caused design challenges.

    Read Article
  • Increase Component Density in Multilayer PCB Design with Blind Vias

    Increase Component Density in Multilayer PCB Design with Blind Vias

    Blind vias allow PCB designers to route signals in multilayer PCBs without sacrificing form factor.

    Read Article
  • Try Altium Designer 18 Routing with a Free, Hands-on Virtual Workshop.

    Start Now!
  • Aspect Ratios and Their Importance to Multi-Layered PCBs

    Aspect Ratios and Their Importance to Multi-Layered PCBs

    Aspect ratios, vias, and annular rings all affect one another your design. Learning how they interact and the rules they follow will be important for multilayer PCBs

    Read Article
  • Rigid Flex PCBs and Your Future: Smart, Effective Designing

    Rigid Flex PCBs and Your Future: Smart, Effective Designing

    Your rigid flex PCB design has more benefits than you can count, but we’ll try anyway. Keep it in mind for your next PCB design.

    Read Article
  • How Blind, Buried and Through-Hole Vias Can Impact Your PCB Design

    How Blind, Buried and Through-Hole Vias Can Impact Your PCB Design

    Integrating blind, buried, or through-hole vias into your multi-layered PCB design can benefit your board in more ways than one.

    Read Article
  • Annular Rings and Multilayer PCB Design: Stay Within Your Tolerances

    Annular Rings and Multilayer PCB Design: Stay Within Your Tolerances

    Knowing how to calculate your annular ring dimensions can save you and your components from critical failure.

    Read Article
  • Managing a 7-Segment LED Display Array With Minimal Pins

    Managing a 7-Segment LED Display Array With Minimal Pins

    LED display arrays are tricky to design in their own right; however, keeping track of pin count can be another particularly tricky challenge to add onto an already difficult task.

    Read Article
  • Get My Altium Designer Free Trial Today.

    Get Free Trial
  • Best PCB Routing Practices after Auto Routing Goes the Distance

    Best PCB Routing Practices after Auto Routing Goes the Distance

    Your best PCB routing practices shouldn’t neglect the auto router; however, once your design has been auto routed, there is some additional routing left to do.

    Read Article
  • If All Else Fails: How to Locate Short Circuits on a PCB

    If All Else Fails: How to Locate Short Circuits on a PCB

    By locating short circuits on a PCB, your design failure doesn’t have to be as long of a set-back as it could be. Find tips within on how to find where in the production process shorts occur.

    Read Article
  • A Big Kick in PCB Interconnect Solutions: Multi-Board Best Practices

    A Big Kick in PCB Interconnect Solutions: Multi-Board Best Practices

    Multi-board PCB designs will require a bit more planning and testing to ensure their stability, make sure you have the PCB interconnect solutions to support them.

    Read Article
  • Where Do They All Go? PCB Layout Component Placement Guidelines

    Where Do They All Go? PCB Layout Component Placement Guidelines

    Placing components on a circuit board for the first time can be an intimidating prospect. Here are some PCB layout component placement guidelines to help.

    Read Article
  • Practice Makes Perfect: How to Test Electronic Components during PCB Design

    Practice Makes Perfect: How to Test Electronic Components during PCB Design

    Don’t foul your design in its last minutes, practice during design by testing electronic components on your circuit board.

    Read Article
  • Through It All: PCB Tools and What Experience Has Shown

    Through It All: PCB Tools and What Experience Has Shown

    Through years of growth and change in the industry, PCB tools have also grown and changed to meet the demands of today's PCB design needs and requirements.

    Read Article
  • How is Your Design Affected by PCB Component to Edge Clearance?

    How is Your Design Affected by PCB Component to Edge Clearance?

    You’ve got one board, and a thousand components to place. Knowing your component to edge clearances will give you the fighting chance you need to place them.

    Read Article
  • The Best PCB Component Placement Software Helps You to Efficiently Finish Your Placement

    The Best PCB Component Placement Software Helps You to Efficiently Finish Your Placement

    Before you can start routing your PCB design, you need to first finish placing the parts. Here’s how the best PCB component placement software can help you.

    Read Article
  • What’s Worse: Holes in Your Winter Gloves or Copper Layer Defects?

    What’s Worse: Holes in Your Winter Gloves or Copper Layer Defects?

    Don’t let mismatched socks get in the way of getting warm, and don’t let mismatched copper layering get in the way of effective PCB design.

    Read Article
  • Try Altium Designer 18 Routing with a Free, Hands-on Virtual Workshop.

    Start Now!
  • loading
    Loading More...