Unified Design

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  • Worry Less About Schematic and Layout De-Sync

    Worry Less About Schematic and Layout De-Sync

    See how a unified design environment can solve your schematic and layout desynchronization problems.

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  • Creating Library Parts and Attaching 3D Models Enables Clearer Designs

    Creating Library Parts and Attaching 3D Models Enables Clearer Designs

    See how a unified design environment solves your ECAD/MCAD integration problems and helps you manage your component models.

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  • An Introduction to Multi-board Design in Altium Designer

    An Introduction to Multi-board Design in Altium Designer

    Trying to fit multiple PCBs into a single design can be frustrating for you and your colleagues. But, with multi-board design in Altium Designer the process is simple and easy, and can be fun.

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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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  • 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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  • Choose Unified Symbols for Your PCB Prototype Design Documents

    Choose Unified Symbols for Your PCB Prototype Design Documents

    Symbols placed on the schematic should contain comprehensive part information needed for all aspects of the design and build process.

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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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  • Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use Altium Multi-Channel Design for Easy Repeat Circuit Use

    Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use Altium Multi-Channel Design for Easy Repeat Circuit Use

    Repeat circuit use can be a major asset for your PCB design, but it is counterproductive to have team members waiting for revisions before completing their designs.

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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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  • Beyond Unified Workflow: True Unified PCB Design

    Beyond Unified Workflow: True Unified PCB Design

    PCB design is more than just finding a unified workflow, it’s about maintaining an entire unified design environment. Find the software which gives you what you need.

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  • How an Integrated PCB Library Can Reduce Development Cost

    How an Integrated PCB Library Can Reduce Development Cost

    With an integrated PCB library, develop time and cost are reduced, as well as easing the stress load spent ensuring that all team members are up-to-date.

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  • Add Any Component to Your Design With Unified Component Libraries

    Add Any Component to Your Design With Unified Component Libraries

    Stuck with in-house part libraries? Altium’s Unified Component Libraries make part possibilities endless and keeps you in your designs longer.

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  • Be the Expert When it Comes to Designing Your Power Distribution PCB

    Be the Expert When it Comes to Designing Your Power Distribution PCB

    Power simulators or multiple prototype builds can cost time and money. Be the expert in your next power distribution PCB design by using a PDN analyzer tool.

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  • Embedded RF Design: Ceramic Chip Antennas vs. PCB Trace Antennas

    Embedded RF Design: Ceramic Chip Antennas vs. PCB Trace Antennas

    Frequency demands will only rise with your PCB as technology becomes more complex. Knowing the matchup of ceramic chip antennas vs PCB trace antennas will help.

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  • SpaceX and Other Advanced Technologies Require Multi Board PCB Innovations

    SpaceX and Other Advanced Technologies Require Multi Board PCB Innovations

    To design multi-board PCB systems for SpaceX and other innovative technologies, PCB design tools that can develop Multi-Boards simultaneously are needed.

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  • Bill of Materials Management Strategies: Automation is Your Friend

    Bill of Materials Management Strategies: Automation is Your Friend

    Design tools that automate the bill of materials management are the key to creating a PCB BOM that can be used by all members of your company's workflow.

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  • Step Up Your Game: Multi-Board Versus Multilayer Designs

    Step Up Your Game: Multi-Board Versus Multilayer Designs

    PCB designers are well versed in creating multilayer designs, but today's systems require the next step up. What you need to know about multi-board designs.

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  • Circuit Board Sizes and Shapes, How to Make a PCB

    Circuit Board Sizes and Shapes, How to Make a PCB

    With all the different sizes and shapes out there, it begs the question of how to make a PCB. The answer is, use the best PCB design software that you can.

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  • The Best PCB Design Tools Help You Grow From Design Kindergarten

    The Best PCB Design Tools Help You Grow From Design Kindergarten

    A mixed tool PCB design environment is an open invitation to chaos. Look here how a unified design environment makes for the best PCB design tool system.

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