How to Scope and Prioritize your PCB design rules

Vincent Mazur
|  Created: June 21, 2021  |  Updated: November 30, 2021

Design rules are a must for any PCB design, but for them to be active and effective they need to be properly scoped and prioritized. Too often designers construct rules only for them to create conflict or be completely ignored or overtaken by another rule. The updated Altium Designer rules and constraints editor allows designers to easily define and save design scope for any scenario. And to combat unused design rules, the new rules interface validates and checks your design rules for any conflicts or usability issues.

Join us this week where we’ll cover:

  • Building design rules with queries

  • Scoping rules directly from the PCB layout

  • The logic of rule prioritization

  • Utilizing the scope library

About Author

About Author

Vincent Mazur, BSEE is a Product & Persona Marketing Engineer at Altium. Prior to joining Altium, he co-founded a scientific electronic instrument business where he architected and designed handheld, battery-operated products using Altium Designer. Vincent has over 25 years of combined experience in the electronics industry designing hardware and software for embedded systems and in the EDA industry assisting companies in optimizing their electronic product development processes. He has been a contributing writer for EE Times and is an FCC licensed amateur radio operator.

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