Find and Fix Corrupt Mid Layers
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1M ago
Example six layer board with Corrupted Mid Layer IDs. .Layer_ID  and .Layer_Name Example . . . Corrupt Mid Layer IDs The Fix . . . Backup the Project Design Files using Project > Project Packager Open the PcbDoc . . . Import Changes from Project to Update the Netlist and Design Rules in the PcbDoc. Run DRC checks, take note of any reported errors. Create and open a Copy of the PcbDoc in the project. Design > Layer Stack Manager Export Stackup as CSV, then include Impedance Screen Captures in Excel. Delete all Mid Layers from the Corrupt Stackup. Then add Mid Layers as nee ..read more
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PCB Layout Advice
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2M ago
 Top 5 PCB Design Rules You Need to Know | PCB Design Blog | Altium ..read more
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Import Libraries and Manage Components - Altium 365
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Footprint Expert Surface Mount Families - PCB Libraries
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2M ago
Microsoft Word - Footprint Expert Surface Mount Families Use the link above to download the 39 page PDF That's it  ..read more
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Variants - Silkscreen and Solder Paste
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2M ago
Project > Variants Check the First Option for Silkscreen Check Both Options for Solder Paste That's it ..read more
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Project Releaser - Temp Files Location
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2M ago
C:\Users\rjcle\AppData\Local\TempReleases Open the Snapshot Folder and Drill Down . . . That's it ..read more
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Room - Donut Shaped with Height Constraint
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2M ago
Example - Donut Shaped Room with Height Constraint Height Constraint using Keep Objects Outside Create two Arcs with Crosshairs. Draw Rectangular Room, ignore self-intersecting warnings while drawing the polygon. Then Edit Polygon Room Vertices to form joined 90 degree Arcs using Snap to Lines and Arcs.  or Draw Lines and Arcs then Tools > Convert > Create Room From Selected Primitives. Notes: Height Constraint Syntax -  AsMM(Height) > 0.6 Height Constraint - Online DRC does NOT work (bug ?) Height Constraint - Batch Mode DRC Check works ..read more
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Polygons - Hide Shortcut
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5M ago
Shortcut hide polygon - Altium Discussion Forums I have added a command with an icon in my toolbar. This is the screenshot of Hide Polygon.  The parameter to Hide Polygons is:   PolygonQuality=Hidden The parameter to Draft polygon is:   PolygonQuality=Draft The parameter to show polygon is:   PolygonQuality=Full Thank you Walter ..read more
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Slice Tracks - Options
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6M ago
To bring up the Slicer Properties Dialog  Select Edit > Slice Tracks > Left Click Mouse to Start Slicing then > Press the Tab Key That's it ..read more
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Paste and Solder Mask Expansion Checks
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6M ago
First Step - Select Components > Unlock Primitives  PCB Filter to Check and Fix Solder Paste (ObjectKind = 'Pad') And (PasteMaskExpansionMode <> 'Manual') (ObjectKind = 'Pad') And (Layer = 'Top Layer') (ObjectKind = 'Pad') And (Layer = 'Bottom Layer') (ObjectKind = 'Pad') And (Layer = 'MultiLayer') Properties Panel > Select Pad Stack > Paste Shape > Manual Expansion PCB Filters to Check and Fix Solder Mask (ObjectKind = 'Pad') And (SolderMaskExpansionMode <> 'From Rule') Properties Panel > Select Pad Stack > Solder Shape > Rule E ..read more
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