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Laying out multichannel PCB in Altium

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kender

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Colleagues,

I’m starting with Altium Designer 9, and I have to make a board that has 8 identical analog channels. Hierarchical schematic worked great: I’ve drawn the design one time and instantiated it 8 times. Is it possible to do the same with PCB layout (without routing the same pattern 8 times)?

Any suggestion, insight or reference is really appreciated!

- Nick
 

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Yes, when you start PCB layout, each channel will be placed in its own "room". You lay out one of the rooms, then copy the room format (Design -> Rooms -> Copy Room Formats) to the other rooms. Be aware that if you start making changes to individual rooms so that they aren't all the same, you can get to the point where re-copying doesn't work so well, and you have to make subsequent changes a room at a time.
 
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