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Altium Designer - How to display component boundary on appropriate layer

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Hi,

I am running Altium Designer Summer 09 and have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to display the cross-hatched area displaying the component boundary on the same layer as the component itself. I'm not sure how well that describes my question, so attached is an image of the problem.

In the picture, the white rectangles with cross-hatching show individual component boundaries (not sure what else to call this). I am only showing the Top Layer in this picture. As you can see, there is only one component shown that is on the top side. All the other components in this picture are located on the bottom side. However, these component boundaries are all showing up on the top side, so it looks like there is interference between the components.

I would like to be able to show these areas on the same layer as the component itself, but nothing I've tried has worked. Does anyone have any suggestions?

If what I would like to do is not possible, does anyone know if there is a way to turn off these geometries?

Thanks and if my question is not clear please let me know.

 

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Hi,
Did you make these components alone or you use the standard in the libraries? Can you upload one component to analyze it?
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Hi,
Did you make these components alone or you use the standard in the libraries? Can you upload one component to analyze it?
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Thank you for your response. The components in the screenshot are all from the standard libraries. None were user created.

The bottom layer component I highlighted is an 0603 resistor. Here is the footprint information:
- Name: RES0603N
- Library: IPC-7352 Chip_Resistor_N.PcbLib

Attached is the PcbLib file for the file mentioned above. I received an invalid file type error when uploading, so I appended .txt to the end of the filename.


Thanks again

View attachment IPC-7352 Chip_Resistor_N.PcbLib.txt
 

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firslty please click L, then select PCB View Config as Altium Standart 2D. then reupload the picture again.

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Thank you both for your help. I just figured it out.

I looked at the a part in the library and realized that the rectangular geometry bounding the component was not actually defined in the footprint. I had a room defined improperly causing a conflict. Apparently this causes the cross-hatched rectangular area to be displayed.

Thanks again, I wasn't thinking to check the footprint, so your suggestions led me to the issue.
 

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