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I'm trying to create a custom pad for a FET, however, the custom pad area "polygon" is not connected to the pad placed as seen in 3D View. I made this part by following the altium directions to create an outline, followed by Tools>Convert>Create Region from Selected Primitive. I then assigned this to the top layer followed by placing a pad towa
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.
Hello All, I am pretty much new to altium Designer and just started to use it to design PCB. , Whenever I run the DRC, I always encounter the silk to board region clearance error. It gives me the message: Silk to Board Region Clearance (Out of Silk Screen Region) Text "" (-138.33mm,-2.3mm) Top Overlay Silk Primitive on Board without silk screen.
you can draw any shape in altium. example you can use "Place>Full circle" command for circle. You can make Arc, straight line, etc., Make sure you have selected a net from the object property menu(By double clicking the object). Another way, you can import 2D outline from anyother software in DXF format and pour "polygon" inside the layout. Dr
I am printing a 2-page fabrication drawing: Page one is the board/drill guide, and page two is just the fab notes and stack-up. The board outline is printed on both pages , even though my "board outline" mechanical layer isn't one of the layers selected to print for page 2. Is there a way to turn that off for? Thanks!
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I need to define areas where nothing will be placed, including polygon pours, but which don't get routed. The keepout layer works perfectly on the screen, but the manufacturer will rout big holes in my boards. I thought I could do it with a mech layer, but I can't define clearance rules for other layers. I can define poly cutouts, but it's clunky,
Hi, Press L -> show/hide options-> select show all->apply ok. Select the entire board.Right click->BUILD QUERY in that select anything. In the filter window, you can seleck unlock.After that select the whole board and press M->Move selection and provide the values in the X,Y directions to a distance you need to move.There is no such bug in tool,Yo
Can you not just use a plated hole with pad and place the center on the board edge? I'm not sure, but I don't think you'll be able to make a half plated hole. Then again altium has suprised me before with some of their stuff. I don't use altium enough to know for sure, but I know in other CAD you would just make it as you would a plated th
I had a similar problem while i am placing connector footprints close to each other on altium . I just go to Tools>Preferences , PCB Editor , DRC Violations Display menu found component clearance and disabled violation overlay . But it took half an hour to find out , altium is verye good tool but sometimes it makes me crazy :)
altium has its own Smart PDF creator use that you can even customise it. for more details see
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Draw the board outline in MECHANICAL layer in altium. Generate the mechanical gerber along with the other layers and send it to pcb fabricator. This should solve your problem. -Nishal
Hello, I am using altium for PCB designing. For manufacturing Double sided PCB we require Top & Bottom layer & drill file. I am first created Gerber file of Double sided it Creates CAMtastic file of Top & Bottom I am taking Print by using PDF creator (Scaled print & scale is 1.0 & A4 size paper). I am successful to give PDF files
Hi I using a split power plane in altium - everything was fine until I decided to make the board larger. Now I have a gap in the power plane where the old board outline used to be and the old power plane. How do I get it to make the old power plane continuous again. Using rebuild split planes does not seam to work. This is driving me mad as
Hello, I'm using altium 10 and I needed to resize my board outline. I redefined the board shape by selecting Design>Board Shape>Redefine board shape. I digged all the vertice's plus my new ones and reset my origin. The modified board shape came in but my old board shape is still there. I enlarge my board at the bottom and can still see the old bott
I've just tried to create a round PCB in altium (10) and it's worked fine. First I select Place->Full Circle Then with the circle selected choose Design->Board Shape->Define From Selected Objects Result looks perfect. 62596 62597 Importing of DXF I believe can be troublesome for altium. You may n
Hello, I want to specify the minimum distance between lines on a mechanical layer. There is no problem to do that between signal layers but I couldn't find any rule for mechanical layers. I need it because some components from my library have the outline on mechanical 15 layer and it would be handy to have a rule that doesn't allow to put them
Hi Please check first that you have the "convert special string" turned on in the view options. for the outline they may have been converted to one of the mechanical layer instead of the keep out layer. make sure they are all visible. component checking is done differently in altium. not on the keep out layer. it is meant more for routing objects.
In altium. Check your output settings for making the Gerber files.. File\Fabrication Outputs\Gerber Files - Layers tab - untick the "Mirror" column for the layers. While you provide your layers all aligned and in the same order you see them in altium, the manufacturer will mirror what they need to in their setup process. OR simply mirro
i m using altium . so from altium i hav expoted Orcad/PCB2 netlist from schematic. i changed the netlist as per allegro package. but couldnt load the netlist. what should i do?
what your tool? you can open or off layer and delete drill chart with gerber tools ex. CAM350 or CAMtastic in altium or GerberTool in OrCAD for easy print out or you can use Blueprint software for create engineering document.
Hi, I am trying to import an outline from DWG-format into my PCB as a mechanical layer. This was very easy in Protel 99, but obviously a little more complicated in altium Designer. I have it imported into CAMtastic but I can not get it the last step from CAMtastic to my PCB file. 'Export to PCB' is greyed out. I have tried to follow the
I am using altium designer summer but unable to view 3d board altium switches to 3d but only components outline is shown not actual 3d body I am using ATI CHIP SET but using nvidia geforce graphics cad r n9500g in PCI express plase tell me what is problem. My card suport directx 10 and shadder model 4.
There are several ways of doing this, depending on what version of Protel/altium software you are using. In the newer versions of altium Designer 6.8-6.9, you could select the outline you want to fill with a polygon pour, then use the menu command "Tools>>Polygon Pours>>Define from Selected Objects". To make a cutout in the pour, you (...)
When generating Gerber files, you have to select the layer that contains your board outline in the Gerber Setup Dialog. Unlike some other EDA programs, altium Designer doesn't have a special "Board outline" layer. You either have to use your "Keepout Layer" or some other layer on which you've drawn your outline. I like (...)
Polygon pours are used to make irregularly shaped areas of copper on a circuit board. In altium Designer, you can draw them by drawing the outline, you can make an ouline of "keepout" traces and then pour the copper into the outline, or you can select an outline from objects on the board and pour the copper into the (...)