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How to place components in a circular board ?

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metal312

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Hi all,
Could u kindly help me to solve these two problem?
1. I import an step model to define a circular board shape and place components as the picture below.
I manually rotated component and place them one by one.
I wonder if Altium has any tool supporting this kind of placement?

2. Can i move a board shape to a specific point (x,y) precisely ?
Thanks in advance!
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I use lines placed on a mechanical layer sort of guides, which you can use as a reference. i your case here it would be the centre of the circle
you can always snap to those lines. (shortcut key shift-e). the rotation step can be chnaged in the preferences in degrees.
 

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Hi loosemoose,
I tried your method, the pcb looks more precise. But if the number of component increases, i could not place them one by one. Does any body know an automatic way?
Thanks for your help!
 

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It should be possible to move and rotate a "block". Set origo to center and turn around origo 60 degree instead of 45 or 90.
 

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