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A free-to-use schematic and PCB design tool built by Altium for open source hardware. The website for the tool is https://circuitmaker.com.

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How to download .CMPcbdoc and .CMSchdoc file from Altium CircuitMaker onto computer

On Altium CircuitMaker, all the project files are stored in some online server. I want to download specifically the .CMSchdoc and .CMPcbdoc them onto my laptop for local storage. Is this possible? If ...
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How can I make CircuitMaker generate gerber files for 2 PCB's

Right now I have 2 schematics and 2 PCBs in one project in Circuit Maker. When I generate Gerber output files for the project, it only does the PCB that I first created. Is there a way to have it ...
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Create footprints on flexible PCB

I'm completely new to PCB design but I'm trying to create my own flexible PCB. Now I want to recreate the board below but with different contact pads on the bottom (because they are really fragile). ...
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CircuitMaker generates outlines for internal resistors

CircuitMaker is generating outlines for internal resistors and I think the manufacture will cut holes in those places. The PCB view (top layer) is: The problems are resistors R4, R5, and R1. The ...
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CircuitMaker error "Duplicate item HRID" when trying to generate outputs

What does this error mean, and how do I resolve it? Duplicate item HRID: SRC-<ProjectName>-130 Presumably it means that there's a duplicate of some item, but what am I looking for? I used CTRL-...
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Circuitmaker Dragging a component with its track

I draw my PCB and now I would like to make fine tuning on the PCB. Therefore, I'd like to shift some components. However, there is no property under the System Preferences -> PCB Editor -> ...
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Logical circuit for determining whether door is open or closed

I’m making microcontroller project in which I determine whether door is open or closed based on switch data. If door is open, then switch 1 is triggered. (Output should be 5V) If door is closed, then ...
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How to connect pads to split plane (internal plane) in Altium CircuitMaker

My problem: I use Altium CircuitMaker (Version 2.1). I am designing a four-layer PCB; two signal layers (top and bottom), and two internal layers (GND and PWR). I do not connect anything (not any pads ...
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Trying to make a mod-10 counter with JK flip-flops in CircuitMaker but my outputs are always coming out HIGH instead of counting, not sure whats wrong

Trying to make a mod-10 counter with JK flip-flops in CircuitMaker but my outputs are always coming out HIGH instead of counting, not sure whats wrong
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CircuitMaker to KiCAD?

I had so many problems with CircuitMaker (Free version of Altium), that I never want to use it anymore. The problems I had so far: Very cumbersome to deselect trace mode in PCB mode (having to get ...
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How to get out of edit mode in CircuitMaker?

When I edit a PCB in CircuitMaker, I start laying out tracks on both upper and bottom layer. So far so good. Sometimes, I want to stop, and press Escape. Mostly ...
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What do these red crosses mean

I'm using CircuitMaker (Altium 'Free') and I get on a lot of components/traces red crosses, but sometimes only part of a trace (see screenshot). What do these crosses mean? Note, I haven't connected ...
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Autoroute or not?

I made a fairly complex circuit (at least for my level). After spending a few hours trying to manually autoroute, I had like only 5% finished, and every time run into obstacles of not being able to ...
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CircuitMaker: part without any net, how come?

I have a circuit made in CircuitMaker, below is a fragment: This is connected via I2C to the MCU: However, when importing the parts in the PCB, there are no connections made: When I remove the J6 ...
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CircuitMaker: Nets Wire JACK_IN_GND has multiple names, why is this bad?

There is a solution here: How can I resolve the error "Net wire X has multiple names"? However, JACK_IN_GND and JACK_OUT_GND will go to two different directions (one input cable and one ...
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CircuitMaker warning: How to define ports?

I created a (for me) fairly big (multisheet) circuit diagram in CircuitMaker. However, I get several warnings/errors after clicking Outputs/Electrical Rules Check. One of them is below; how can I fix ...
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