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    Closed: Re: PCIe 1x card template for Altium

    here you go
  2. Closed: Re: routing angle 45 or 90? what is differance and what is better?

    a 45 degree is shorter than a 90 degree.
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    [SOLVED]Closed: Re: Altium Smart PDF print out

    Do you have a colour printer? If you have a black&white printer tis may not work. Just a guess.
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    [SOLVED]Closed: Re: Altium Smart PDF print out

    it is under the advanced settings when you go through SMART PDF process.

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  5. Closed: Re: ALTIUM - 3D component does not flip correctly

    have you checked if there are not multiple STEP models assigned to the footprint. Maybe they are on a different layer?
  6. Closed: Re: Creating a 144 pin schematic library in Altium Designer

    no there is not.
    but you can copy paste the pin names/ numbers with a xls - template through SCHLIB List panel. (see attachement).
    when you right click in the panel use the smart grid paste.
    there...
  7. Closed: Re: My project files are already versioned in SVN and Altium does not recognize the l

    have you checked that you are not using the internal SVN? you can switch this in the preferences under data management. there is an auto-detect button. also enable the write debug info into the...
  8. Closed: Re: How to place strings with multiple parameters in Altium PBC??

    No the pcb side cannot combine string like the schematics. you could create a dummy component (i.e.) logo and then use the comment string to combine the version and revision and get the string that...
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    Closed: Re: adc and dac in a circuit grounding tips?

    use only one ground plane, but partition it into analog and digital. they are joined together under the ADC. Don't cross any signal over the split. they only cross over the bridge between analog and...
  10. Closed: Re: DXF is too large to fit in Altium Designer sheet.

    you need to change the scale in the import dialog box. sometimes this does not work when the dxf was exported with the the wrong scale.
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    [SOLVED]Closed: Re: SMT components on heavy copper PCB

    one of the biggest problems will be the trace / space that you need to observe. in general it is 0.075mm (3mils) per 1oz of copper. for the 4oz you need 0.3mm (12mils) spacing and tracks. The...
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    Closed: Re: Sheet Connectors PCAD to Altium

    it is under the schematics preferences.


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  13. [SOLVED]Closed: Re: [MOVED] Queries for Polygon copper pours - Altium

    why don't you place a polygon pour cutout around the terminal block? it is a lot easier.
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    Closed: Re: How to export PDIF 8.5 in Altium?

    altium doesn't have a pdif exporter plugin. maybe you can use the accel, idf or maybe use odb++.
  15. Closed: Re: half and full lenght PCIe x16 templates for Altium Designer

    here are the pci templates from AD9
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    Closed: Re: Altium: force net name

    under the project options there is a netlist option called "higher level lames take priority". try and enable this option and see if it works.
    maybe disable the "power port names take priority".
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    Closed: Re: Sheet Connectors PCAD to Altium

    you may need to change the project options to hierarchical design.
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    Closed: Re: Sheet Connectors PCAD to Altium

    it is under Reports >> Port Cross Reference. In the preferences under Schematic - General on the bottom you can set the style.
  19. Closed: Re: How to remove + marks in altium designer

    it is the origin marker for the 3d body. simply double click the 3d model and remove the zero snap point.
  20. Closed: Re: land patterns for Pb-Free componet soldering

    the IPC7351-B is using rounded rectangle pad shape for many components, even the chip. Rounded pads are better for lead-free surface mount assembly using reflow, because lead-free solder doesn't flow...
  21. Closed: Re: Has Anyone Routed USB2.0 on Standard 2-LayerBoard?

    maybe it is better if you ask the board shop to give you the geometries. They most likely will have a better tool to verify.
  22. Closed: Re: Has Anyone Routed USB2.0 on Standard 2-LayerBoard?

    look for the Microwave Impedance Calculator. the file is called mwi2010.exe.
  23. Closed: Re: Has Anyone Routed USB2.0 on Standard 2-LayerBoard?

    try the rogers corp calculator.

    http://www.rogerscorp.com/acm/technology/index.aspx

    you will need to sign up, but it is free.
  24. Closed: Re: Has Anyone Routed USB2.0 on Standard 2-LayerBoard?

    thanks.
    for single ended 50 ohm traces the rule of thumb is 1:1 ratio, meaning the trace width is about the same as the height above the plane.
    so a 5 mil trace that is 5 mils above the plane is ~...
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    Closed: Re: problem in importing dxf file in altium

    Try and use Camtastic to solve DXF import issues. Export the DXF from Camtastic and open it in PCB.
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