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Hello, I've been designing a pcb with an RF chip. There's a few polygon pours around the board and I want to place another one, a whole Ground, over the whole board to fill the rest gaps. I set the polygon's order to lowest, because it's over the rest polygons and everything looks good. Gaps are now filled with the "ground polygon" The (...)
Hi all, I am working on a pcb. I would like to panelize it without using the panelizing tool of altium, just with copy and paste. When I do that, the altium alter components' designators and add module number to the end of the component number. for example, C1 become C1-1 My question is how can I disable (...)
I am a Electrical engineer and have over 3 and half years of experience of professional pcb Designing.I gained wide exposure on all aspects of pcb layout expertise is on altium Designer, Eagle,PADS,P-CAD and Allegro. I worked with many local and international clients (...)
I've had no problem deleting components with Orcad, Mentor, or altium. But I think 'ease of deleting library components' is way down on the list of features that make a pcb package desirable.
I have a polygon on each layer of entire pcb and if I have a hole in the middle of polygon, altium automatically creates a space/margin from hole to polygon. Very nice, but I want to do the same with Routing tool track on a Mechanical layer, I can use Polygon cutout, but thats needs way extra work to walk around the tool path with a margin. (...)
Hello , how or better in what simulate and optimize RF pcb trackt on pcb? pcb is createt in altium Designer. Why do I ask? I must create a low cost pcb (FR4 2layer ) with 50ohm track on power 75W. I'd like to see what will be where the impedance and loss. For example, (...)
I have updated an 'old' design that was originally created using the summer '08 release of altium designer. The project compiles with a few warning related to IO ports and pins, which make little sense (xxxx contains IO pin and output sheet entry objects). I retained the critical aspects of the old pcb, the outline (...)
Surprise! altium has tutorials on their products. Who would have thought? You could have even tried a Google search for something like, oh, I don't know, "altium tutorial".
Hello buddies! I have a pcb design in front of me which is elaborated with Cadstar. However I am using altium and I am not able to import it. So I need to convert this file from .pcb to .cpa. Anyone can give me a hand with this?? Thanks in advance. - - - Updated - - - Problem solved. I have already con
allegro only supports exporting .dxf, .idf, .ipf... (does not support .alg). you can do it using altium but you need to have Allegro installed at the same computer.
Dear fellow members, this post is a request if someone is able to convert the two attached allegro pcb files to ASCII (*.alg) or altium (*.pcbdoc) and upload or attach the converted files. I would like to use them in altium, but unfortunally i don't have Allegro so i can't import them. Thanks for the (...)
I have custom names for some mechanical layers, but I have to rename them for every pcb which is kind of annoying. Is there a way to change the default names ? Also when I fabricate the gerber X2 files, it changes the layer names back to normal like mechanical1-N. But it doesn't have the new name. Eg. if I rename "Mechanical1" to "XYZ" and fabr
While giving netlist in altium designer 6.6, one pin of the IC remains not connected on pcb although it is connected to GND in schematic. I came to know about this error after troubleshooting n board itself. Even this error also not shown in DRC. Can anyone please explain how this type of errors can be corrected or reason for this error?
There is no BEST pcb software. They ALL have annoying bugs/features. I've used OrCAD, DxDesigner (Mentor), and altium. OrCad is, IMO, the easiest. DxDesigner and altium are powerful, but sometimes all those features get in the way of ordinary tasks. For example, the most common thing you're EVER going (...)
This is because those pads are not the same net, when you want to connect two different net together altium DXP prevents because it is a "Rule Violation" good solution is that you go back to schematic and connect these pad in schematic and update them to pcb, so everything will be correct and you have no (...)
i want to start a design a pcb high frequency for education. for design high frequency RF pcb which rule we should consider in altium? please specialist guide me? is there good reference for it? thanks
Hi everyone, I am going to make Arduino sensor shield with 2 current sensors and one temperature sensor. That's why, I need to make double sided pcb by using altium Designer. Can you suggest or give me a website,video,book,textbook something like this to understand how it is done? Thank you.
Hello, I am a professional pcb designer skilled in altium, CadSoft Eagle and KiCAD, looking for remote or in home jobs. Can anyone guide me on that? I can make multi-layer designs in any of the design softwares.
Have a look on the following tutorial, which is not properly on the DRC scope as you did:
Hello, The following youtube video.. says that altium is giving away a free version of altium schematic editor and symbol library editor. Do you know where i can download it.?
Dear fellow members, This post is a request if someone is able to convert the allegro 16.3 pcb file (link below) to ASCII (*.alg) or altium (*.pcbdoc) and upload a link for the converted
I have been trying to merge 2 different pcb designs into 1 single pcb document for the purpose of editing the circuits. I have attempted to export the designs as AutoCAD files and importing them into pcb libraries before creating a schematic document to place the 2 different library schematic components and (...)
I have been trying to merge 2 different pcb layout designs into a single pcb file for the purpose of modification but have been unsuccessful. These are the steps which i have attempted thus far. >>Export pcb designs into AutoCAD formats>>create library schematic and library pcb>>import AutoCAD formats (...)
Hello, I'm just routing a simple board with SigFox TD1207 module and antenna. pcb 2 layers, thickness=1.6mm, copper layer=0.018mm (top and bottom) I need to control impedance line for antenna, must be 50 Ohms, on the bottom layer GND Plane. I'm using altium, specify a pcb Rule (impedance = (...)
Hello everyone, I am a new member of this forum and I would like to express my gratitude for all the help and support provided by the people here. Let's cut to the chase, I' m using altium Designer 14.3 and I can't find a solution for a problem that confuses me for days. The problem is that when I try to print my (...)
Hi, pcb is designed using altium software and now I want to do its EM simulation in HFSS 16.2 software. Can anyone suggest me in which format should I export pcb layout from altium software for the HFSS? Please suggest !!!!
Hi, I am interested in learning Orcad and altium. From scratch to high speed pcb design. Can some one teach me the same online via Skype and Team viewer? If interested, please reply with following details. 1) Timing 2) Fees details 3) Duration Regards Mohan.
hello, i update library altium but i don't find pic16f1508 in it , even in farnell site i don't find it there are only for eagle , please can someone help me to get pic16f1508 for altium thanks.
Hi! I'm new using altium.. I'm trying to make a pcb which can be connected to the chipkit uno32, the problem is when I try to bring near two pin headers, I can't... there is a white area around the components and I can't eliminated it. Here is an image with the problem, thanks!! 129823
Hi, this is my very first time doing 4 layers pcb layout. What is actually the difference between Micro Via and Burried Via? Say I have Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, Layer 4. What I know I use the Through Via for Layer 1 as start layer and Layer 4 for Stop Layer. and how do I use the Micro Via and Burried Via? (...)
Hi, I need to make a 15cmx20cm pcb using altium but I don't know how to change the board size. I tried Design >> Board Shape >> Define from selected objects but I don't know what sould I do next. and how to change the dimention into cm? Thank you so much.
I am a new altium Designer user, and I only have five days to finish a flyback power supply design project assigned by my advisor. Basically, it is a very fundamental and common scheme. But I didn't use this software before. Can anyone give me suggestions to facilitate my using of this software? I mean, five days later, can I make it true to (...)
Hi, I'm a new user in altium. I try to update pcb document file.pcbDoc and get the warning errors occured during compilation of the project. It seems some components is not connecting in the schematic. The error messages is component contains Open Emitter Pin and Power Pins Objects. Actually a red cross is (...)
Dear All, I would like to create a custom DRC rule to flag up any silkscreen strings (random strings and component designator text strings) which have a height value less than a certain number. I can't see how to do this. Is this possible and if so where would such a rule, once created, appear in the hierarchy of the (...)
Hello together, i have problem with altium Designer: The button "Favorite Interactive Routing Via Size" is missing??? Normally it should be under Preferences->pcb Editor->Interactive Routing But there is nothing, i´ve attached some picture how it should be and how it is. Thanks for your help guys Marcus 129406[/ATTAC
hi i studied about TestPoint Rule in pcb. i am confused... whats application and object using it? can any guide me?
I'm using altium Designer 16.0 I'm quite new to altium Designer. First, I learned schematic and pcb design basics. Now I'm trying to simulate my electronics circuits I've been searching on the net to find out how to do simulation in altium Designer. I found some tutorial pages in its official website: (...)
I'm using altium Designe 16.0 I'm quite new to altium Designer. First, I learned schematic and pcb design basics. Now I'm trying to simulate my electonics circuit that contains few integrated circuits I've been searching on the net to find out how to do simulation in altium Designer. I found some (...)
'm using altium Designer 16.0 I'm quite new to altium Designer. First, I learned schematic and pcb design basics. Now I'm trying to simulate my electronics circuits which contains integrated circuits I've been searching on the net to find out how to do simulation in altium Designer. I found some (...)
Hi, I am new to altium and tried to make a simple pcb from schematic which is shown at the tutorial of altium pcb design. I am using altium design platform revision 10.391.22084. The link of the tutorial page is . While saving and compiling the project with som
Hi I need to print pcb layers directly from altium with the actual size in PDF file format altium can do it but it is not famous if anyone know this method please help me
we are a start up company, looking to purchase a layout tool such as cadence, altium and mentor graphics. i need some advice. i want to what is the best tool for me. the aspect im looking at his cost, features (end of life bom analysis), easy to use/learn. please let me know your experience.
Hi to all, I have some VIAs on the border of my pcb (half on the inner side and half will be milled away. Is there any way to get this result ? 128021 Thanks, Sasa
I am learning about altium by means of the tutorials. I could trace a scheme with some ic's and other components and using some tools i could start the pcb stage. Even i could give the physical position on the board. Not all runs that fine: While i work on positioning each ic and some caps (...)
Hi, I don't seem to see a way to automatically highlight the pads when selecting and moving the designator silk screen. So it's possible to mix up silk screen designators inadvertently by moving them near another part's pads. Using Summer 09. Have I missed an option?
Hello, I'm using the altium Designer 16 and i making a small board. I have done with routing and i trying to check it through eurocircuits online pcb checker. But unfortunately i found that some annular rings have different size from others. Althrough, all vias are the same, same diameter and same hole (...)
Thanks fot the reply, but I have already seen this post "the command you are looking for is called "update free primitives from component pads" on the pcb side. look under >>design >> netlist >> update free primitives from component pads." but this suggested solution doesn't work in my altium.
HI guys, I need some help figuring out how I can make my text on the top layer of the pcb without soldermask? thanks
Most modern cad tools have features to reuse routed blocks. I'm doing it in Pulsonix, I believe it's possible in altium, too.
I'm wondering if there is an easier way to do this: Situation: I have a circuit that is complete in both the schematic and pcb. I now want to clone this. If I do a copy and paste of the schematic the designators for the clone are all set to _1, so no problem select them and reset them and then (...)

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