Best Practices: Efficient Use of Snapping in Altium Designer
Getting your PCB layout design done takes patience and precision. Complex footprint geometries, board shape, and dense component placement require accurate primitive positioning. Each stage of PCB design needs a different snapping configuration. Often your settings can be excellent fit for one stage and be unfavorable for another. For example, good snapping settings for your board outline can make routing almost impossible. Learn more about different snapping usage patterns and best practices of efficient snappings.
As part of the webinar, you’ll learn about efficiently creating and applying snapping settings:
A general overview of how you work with snapping
Installation of the snapping range and distance of the guide axis
Create and link to a circular grid ("Polar Grid")
Create additional grid lines and snap points
Create additional snap points using a 3D model (3D Body Snap Points)
Best practice of snapping usage for different use cases (footprint creation, routing, placement, etc.