I am designing a PCB to be cascaded to this PCB shown in the following picture. I wonder how can I define the dimensions in Altium designer. Thank you.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ When you create a new PCB doc, you can set the board dimensions in the wizard. Redefining it is described in this question: electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/241083/… \$\endgroup\$ Nov 28, 2016 at 10:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BenceKaulics this does not allow me to insert specific dimensions 53 cm x 140 cm... \$\endgroup\$ Nov 28, 2016 at 10:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ You really want to creat roughly a 0.5 m x 1.5 m PCB? or you meant milimeter? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 28, 2016 at 10:47

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Using PCB Board Wizard with the following setting 530 mm x 1470 mm:

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Will create an 530 mm x 1470 mm sized board. Verification with the inbuilt measurement tool (Ctrl + M).

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Can be changed later:

View » Board Planning Mode, commands that support interactively changing the shape are available in this mode:

  • Redefine Board Shape - select this command to interactively draw a new shape.
  • Move Board Vertices - select this command to interactively modify the shape of the board by moving vertices or sliding the edges of the shape.
  • Move Board Shape - select this command to move the complete board shape to a new location in the workspace. Note that this command only moves the board shape, other objects that have been placed in the workspace are not moved. To move the board shape as well as all placed objects, select everything to be moved and use the Edit » Move » Move Selection command (switch to 2D Layout Mode first). Taken from Altium Tech Doc.

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