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Copper layers on a PCB

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Separation between signals control tracks and dissipation of heat in a PCB with 4 layers

I am designing an SMD PCB to control two motors that consume 6 A each. I have too many components and I am using 4 layers, so I want separate the tracks. I have found out that the tracks with high ...
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Is it possible to change the side of component and existing track and via in altium

almost everything is in title. I have a existing routing track and via. I would like to change side of all component. It's a 4 layer, so, in a perfect world : top component goes to bottom layer top ...
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Trace impedance on 4layers (Top and internal_plane_1)

I'm currently design a 4layers pcb with 50r trace for an Ceramic chip antenna (on top layer). Due of a lot of trace, my trace antenna is a coplanar. Trace on top layer with polygon pour around AND ...
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Does layer order matter on multi layer PCB?

I have a 4 layer PCB with the following planes... Connector (Top): Holds all traces going from connectors to components. Signal Ground: Coper filled completely. Power (Bottom): Coper filled for +15V ...
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Can't delete a rigid/flex substack from altium 19

so I've recently been learning altium and I'm one of those learners who tends to click things to see what they do and then figure out how to undo it afterwards. Unfortunately I've now run into a ...
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Four layer board manufacturing question

I'm writing to make sure my process is correct in this design. I'm going for a standard 4 layer board with layers 1 and 16 as signal layers, and layers 2 and 15 as VCC and GND layers respectively. I ...
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Has double (green) protoboard benefits when using this way of soldering?

I'm intending to use the same soldering 'technique' as in the picture below (just an example), by using wires and solder connections. I am wondering if it has benefits by using the green double sided ...
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Are Gerber files of inner layers interchangeable?

Regarding the Gerber files of a 4 layer PCB with 2 inner layers: Top layer: Analog signals Inner layer 1: Digital signals (SPI and I2C) Inner layer 2: Power planes (+3.3V and +12V) Bottom layer: GND ...
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Eagle: automatic via creation to different layers?

I am designing my first PCB using the free edition of Eagle. This is a simple board, with power and signal lines on the top layer, and ground on the bottom layer. My question: I have components on ...
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Which layer contains the board outline in PADS Layout?

TL:DR If I create or import a board outline on PADS Layout, in which layer(s) is it drawn? Can I make it visible/invisible? On Mentor Graphics PADS, I'm trying to import a board outline from a ...
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Altium: Connecting routes through different layers

I know how to route and create vias to connect the track from one layer to the next (i.e. layer A to B then to C). But is it possible to connect tracks from one layer to a specified layer directly ...
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Altium: How can I dim the layers I'm not currently using?

The routes on all layers are fully bright. I want to dim the ones on the layers not currently used. I don't mean dimming ALL routes (even on the layer I'm currently on) except the one segment I'm ...
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Altium: Routing in different layers brings me back to top layer

Routing on the top layer is fine. But whenever I try to route on a different layer, it automatically brings me back to the top layer and routes there. Am I missing a step? Let me make this more clear....
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Altium: the shortcut key +/- don't move me to the next layers

I have created multiple layers from the stack layer manager. Also created vias from layer 1 to 2, and 1 to 3. When I clicked okay, the layer image didn't get updated, meaning it didnt add the vias I ...
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8-Layer Stackup question

Alright. I was given the task to design an analog design board which contains lots of opamps, some CMOS switches and some ADCs/DACs. It also contains 4 separate power supplies (each supplying +5V and -...
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Eagle Freeware - definition of 'signal layers'

According the the Cadsoft website, Eagle Freeware supports '2 signal layers'. Am I right that Cadsoft includes power and ground layers in their definition of 'signal layers'? In other words, am I ...
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