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In November Nine Dot Connects began their exploration of the Altium Designer schematics preferences. This included a thorough look at the general, grids, break wire and default units pages. This month Nine Dot will look at the following schematic preference pages in detail:
- Graphical Editing
- Library Autozoom
- Default Primitive Pages
If you missed part one, feel free to click on the link below to request the recording. In addition, files used for the presentation are also available for download. Click here to gain access to them.
This follow-up webinar is scheduled for December 20, 2017 at 2 pm Eastern Time.
For more information or to register, click here.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
When AltiumLive launched last year, John R. Watson, CID, of Legrand signed up as an instructor. He’ll be presenting at this week’s AltiumLive in San Diego as well. I spoke with John recently about his AltiumLive class, and the state of PCB design. He also discussed a few tricks for designing boards with components that are currently on an 80-week lead time, and why this problem is likely to get worse before it gets better.
Mike Creeden, San Diego PCB
I was told recently that the designer, aka the PCB layout specialist, is a dying breed soon to be extinct. I wish to reassure my fellow designers that, in my opinion, you are in the catbird seat. You are in hot demand and you should have great opportunities for the remainder of your career. By the way, after reading this article, you may feel empowered to go ask for a raise. Please don’t tell your manager that I sent you!
Ralf Bruening, Zuken
Using powerful constraint techniques can be a double-edged sword. While the design process is made much safer by including constraints, it is all too easy to over-constrain the design and make it impossible to complete routing and placement. Even paper design guidelines can make products uneconomic to produce unless a great deal of engineering knowledge is applied during the design.