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Rudyard

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Hey All,

I have moved over to Altium after 15 Years of using Number One Systems Easy PCB on which I have become an expert and created some great boards. But this year have decided to take the plunge and upgrade to Altium for all new designs as it offers greater industry compatibility.

So I have a few questions relating to setup / creating projects.

Lets say I have a design I have been given and I am happy with and it contains everything I need to release (Schematic, PCB, BOM, Fab Drawings, Borders, layouts etc... if I now want to create a totally new design but want to keep this project structure (project settings, Borders, Rules, Gerber & Bom output settings, fab layout info etc...) how can I do this without recreating everything? Can I save a project as a template which would enable me to then create new project from template and I get a blank version of the above?

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barry

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Gerber and BOM settings are defined in "output job" files.

To setup default templates go to Tools/Preferences/Data Management/Templates

For "Fab layout info" I presume you want some boilerplate text? You could create a template that has that embedded in it. Personally, I just cut-and-paste from other projects since there's always SOME differences.

To edit design rules go to, SURPRISE!, Design/Rules. To create default rules, ANOTHER SURPRISE! click Create Default Rules. You can also import or export rules to a file by right-clicking on the Design Rules folder in the top left corner and right clicking.
 
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