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Removing QFN vias

I've used the footprint wizard to generate QFN package, the result: My question is, if it's OK to remove the vias since I want to put some components to save same room?
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Altium : Default Visible Parameters in Sch library

I have difficulties with one parameters which constantly appear when I import a component from a Supplier Search to a library Parameters, this is the parameters Supplier Part Number 1 which ...
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Altium: How to change several components at once in order to save time and effort?

I am drawing a schematic in Altium Designer. Sometimes, I need to change some components from one value to onther. For example, I have 10 capacitors of 1 pF and need to change them all to 2 pF. Is it ...
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Pads length in Altium footprint wizard

I've trying to make a footprint for a QFN32 package using Altium compliant footprint wizard. The result looks fine : The problem that I have is that I can extend the length of the pads (thinking ...
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unconnected line (xx,yy) to (XX,YY) - Altium designer

Newbie in altium designer here. I have read the online documentation from altium, however I still have a warning when trying to compile my schematic in Altium: my schematic: The warning says: ...
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duplicate net names wire PA1 - Altium designer

I have an issue with altium designer I am trying to connect a pin from my microcontroller to an external pin for gpio via a bus but I get an error: "duplicate net names wire PA1" this is what I have:...
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Altium Automatically fill Description and Comment with values from parameters

I have made a full schematic with misplacing description and comment. Is there a way to automatically make that Comment get filed automatically with Manufacturer Part Number (after having imported ...
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Can I simulate Microcontroller based circuits in Altium as I can do it in Proteus?

I want to know is there a way to draw a schematic with Microcontroller in Altium designer and download my code on it and simulate it like what we can do in Proteus? Is this a good way or I should keep ...
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Altium : Bill of materials organization

Is there a way to get one component per line in the bill of material ? For example, currently I have two different designator who have same value and they share the same line. I would like to get one ...
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IBIS model of capacitors

I have started the design of a high speed digital design multi-gbps interfaces. I would like to use Altium designer for PCB analysis (signal integrity). But I am wondering if altium uses the IDEAL ...
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Altium port rotate

In Altium Designer, I am trying to place a input port to the right of a symbol like in the picture. But I want to rotate the port 180 degrees so the pointy part points left instead of right. Whenever ...
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Copy component from Library to another in Altium [duplicate]

I am creating a new schematic library in Altium Designer and will add different "New Components" on it. Since I already have similar components in another library, so I want to copy some components ...
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Altium PCB layout: Measure points

Cntl + M: Will get you a measurement tool however I wish to make faster measurements. In kiCad, you can press space bar and it gives a 0,0 origin reference measurment to the cursor. (Displayed on the ...
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Altium ring shaped pad

i'm trying to create an airtight soldered mount for a pipe on a pcb depth sensor board I'm designing. To do this I am trying to create a custom pad in Altium that is a ring and is also plated. I've ...
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How to know component size in Altium layout

I have a layout PCB in Altium Desiger and need to know the size of some specific components, ex: 0402, 0603 ... etc Is it possible to choose any component and know its size ?! BR
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Altium diagram output for various clients

question regarding the usage of Altium 10 Detailed: 2 clients that have access to some project diagrams. They are both aware that others use them. However when they get the diagram they want their ...
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Altium Junction & component colors

I've recently started using Altium Designer 16. So far I am very pleased, but the default schematic layout is not in my likings. This is why I ask, how I can change the default colors for various ...
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Altium Via stitching vs Via Shielding

What is the difference between add stitching to net and add shielding to net ? In my understanding in both case it create via to shield some part of the cricuit...
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Strangely messed up netlist in Altium

I just run into a netlist problem with Altium Designer. As we all now, changing lot of things in schematic will completely mess up netlist and you usually need to clear all nets in PCB and add them ...
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Altium: Merge two polygons together

I'm having trouble merging two polygons together; when I select them they have the same nets. They are on the same layer and they have the same net, but they stay separated when I draw them. How do I ...
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Altium Microstrip routing

I am currently trying to route a micro strip for a GPS and GSM antenna on Altium which got some constraints on spacing with ground poured plane like the one shown just below: This is currently my ...
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Is there a way to batch copy port names over to net names

version Altium Designer 15.1 Scenario I have a several pins wired to ports. I want to remove the ports and add net names to the corresponding wire I want the wire net names to be the same as the ...
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Altium error at compilation

I got this error in Altium when I try to compile schematic. i don't understand what is the problem exactly. I have searched online and didn't find any solution so far. does anybody already had this ...
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Altium trace length vs signal length

I've seen both of these in the PCB tab when editing the PCB board in Altium Designer.. what are the two? I thought I new, but I have fully routed traces with signal lengths of 0 as well as signal and ...
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Pulsonix to Altium

I have a complex schematic+PCB design which I'd like to translate from Pulsonix to Altium. Which is the easiest solution? Are there any mainstream EDA tools which can import from Pulsonix? Thank you ...
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Altium Design Rule - How to apply to one named component?

How can I build an Altium Designer rule that applies to only one component or reference designatorrefdes? I tried selecting my component, S1, from the Query Helper, but that just puts the string 'S1' ...
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Altium simulation time

I am currently working on a quite big project and I use Altium to simulate my overall circuit to make everything works as I expect it to. I have something like 10 sheets linked to each other with ...
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Rotate Board and Components in Altium

Can I rotate the components and the board at once? I try hold click + Space bar but it just rotates the component only. Say I already have a 20mm x 10mm board size and I want to make it 10mm x 20mm. I ...
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Altium PCB Layout: Does each pcb footprint and trace segment have a unique identifier. Which stores information about at what time it was laid out?

Is there any information about when an element is placed on the PCB file in Altium? A unique chronologically generated ID maybe?
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Altium PCB Layout: The Difference of Through Via, Micro Via, and Burried Via

This is my very first time doing 4 layers PCB layout. What is actually the difference between Micro Via and Buried Via? Say I have Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, Layer 4. What I know I use the Through ...
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Differential pair in altium

I have a difficulty with altium giving me an error when I try to create a differential pair. I have placed my signal into blanket and created a net in the schematic. I also added differential pair ...
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Import P-CAD library files to Altium

I have an old P-CAD library file and need to import it to Altium. The library file format is .LIB I tried to use Import wizard -- P-CAD Libraries and select the file. But I receive a messeage; the ...
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Altium doesn't let me place components the way I want

I have a problem when placing my components on the board. altium restrict my movement. It is like some design rule are not showing up but blocking me to put components the way I want. I think I have ...
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Altium tell me Off Grid Net

When I compile my project in Altium, I got some warning telling me I have Label of the grid. Does anybody know how can I correct this warning error in once without replacing all the net one by one? ...
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Altium telling me floating input pin

When I try to compile my project Altium find a floating pin on block in a my schematic. I have tried to remove the wire and to make a new one to ensure the red cross appear well when placing the net ...
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Altium : Place components in a square with one command

I remember I have seen someone in the past who could select component in the schematic in cross select mode and then later in the pcb layout to draw a square/rectangle surface, and then all the ...
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Altium: How to hide rats nests?

When there are a lot of connections and nets, these rats nest of nets can be a bit troublesome during layout. Does anybody know how to remove/hide the rats nests?
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Altium room on PCB layout after ECO [duplicate]

When I update the PCB layout from the schematic, it will place some room on the PCB editor for each sheet. How to remove this all in once ? Is there are a way to select them all in once and to delete ...
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Altium power net vs. normal net

I am a bit confused when we should use power net in the schematic capture versus a normal net. For example, if I place a 3V3, I would use a power net, however I see sometimes some schematic where ...
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altium misc library

I am time to time using the misc library of altium to pick capactiro and resistor. I some time replace the footprint by my own. How the pin number of those misc are numbered ? How can we open a misc ...
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Altium Import components parameters

When I import components parameters using the Supplier Search function to import parameters directly into components who are in the schematic, Altium automatically insert the Part number inside the ...
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How do you check your schematic before passing to layout [closed]

I am working with Altium. What verification do you particularly do when going from schematic to layout in terms of electronic and in terms of capture ?
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Altium: Save all schematic sheets in once

I have schematic document with 15 sheets, when I anotate all the sheet it will modify all the sheets sometimes. I want to be able to save all the sheets in once without saving all of them one by one. ...
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ALTIUM Setting all parts of a schematic to pcb library “Any”

I have a schematic with different part in i. I have imported this schematic from another design and the parts are linked to a library I don't have access directly. I need to set up all the parts in ...
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How to output Fiducials to Pick&Place but exclude them from BOM in Altium?

In Altium, the (not so) obvious way was to set the Fiducial component type to "Standard (No BOM)", but this also prevents them from showing up in the Pick&Place output. I could set the type so "...
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Why does Altium delete my GND via's?

When placing ground vias to connect to my components Altium sometimes removes the via after connecting it with a trace to the pad. In the following image, if I was to complete this trace. Altium ...
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Altium: Access Database Library - Only “Library Ref” Appears In Lib Panel

Over the past couple of days I have been experimenting with Altium's Access database library feature and have run into an issue. I have a test database and Altium seems to be reading from it without a ...
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Polygon pour over keep-out layer

In Altium Designer, I'm using Keep-out layer lines to enforce the manufacturer's board-edge clearance restrictions. The problem is, that the top layer polygon will pour around these lines, which is ...
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Altium: remove some layer

I have several layer in my pcb design and some of those layers are unwanted as they seems to conflict with each other when i export gerber file. How to remove some mechanical layer ?
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Altium gerber files looks weird

I have recently generated gerber file via Camtastic in Altium Designer. All the layers appear well in the Altium interface appart it generate some weird line on the display depending on how I zoom on ...