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I have a panelized pcb in altium. Opening it, a black rectangle shows in the background, as you can see in this picture:

Capture of the panelized pcb view

The rectangle has no relation with the panelized pcb. I want to remove it, or at least change its size, because if I print the pcb, it shows up, as you can see here:

Capture of printed pdf

I found this question and I tried to disable rooms, but it appears didn't help, so I guess it is not a room. I also tried unchecking every item in the PCB printout properties dialog, and also tried hiding all the layers, but the rectangle is still there.

I didn't designed the pcb or its panelization, I just need to obtain a pdf for documentation and the rectangle makes the image unclear and ugly, so I'd like to remove it.

I appreciate any hint.

Thanks,

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    \$\begingroup\$ That looks like the "Board Shape". Click Design->Board Shape and you should be able to make it align to your board. \$\endgroup\$
    – brhans
    Mar 9, 2016 at 14:10

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I believe that is the default board set up by Altium. In order to change its size and/or shape, press the "1" key (to switch to board view) and go to Design-> Edit Board Shape as @brhans suggested. You should be able to change the shape from there. Make sure you leave some material around the outside--The manufacturer needs to be able to route out around your boards in order for them to be broken out of the panel. Generally I recommend leaving about 1/2 inch if you can. Check your manufacturer to see what board size they recommend and go from there.

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