Altium Designer FAQs

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A useful aid in getting up and running with a particular area of a software solution, is to consult a list of frequently asked questions. These might range from the general questions, such as "Where do I find this or that functionality?", to the more specific, such as "How can I export my design in format xyz?".

In some cases, we try to pre-empt the questions we think might be asked, or to highlight and reinforce important aspects of the software that we believe you should be made aware of. In addition, we often lower our bucket into the Altium Design Forums, skimming from a vast pool of knowledge on all aspects of the software, from the very people that are using the software day-in, day-out, in their working lives.

So go ahead and browse through the various FAQ listings, which are conveniently clustered into suitable categories. There just might be an answer to that question you need answering, and which can supply the helping hand to move through a 'road-block', and get you back into the productivity 'fast-lane'.

By no means exhaustive, this listing of FAQs associated to designing with Altium will continue to grow over time, but all the while helping to unlock your full design potential when using the software.

FAQs are clustered into the following areas, and further sub-clustered therein (where it makes sense to do so):

Altium Designer Environment




Managed Projects

Design Variants

Version Control

Components & Libraries


Managed Components

Database Libraries

Linking to Supplier Data

Pad & Via Templates and Libraries


Multi-Sheet & Multi-Channel Design


PCB Design


The Board

Design Rules & DRC





System Installation, Licensing & Management




Extending Altium Designer

Altium Dashboard


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软件的功能取决于您购买的Altium产品级别。您可以比较Altium Designer软件订阅的各个级别中包含的功能,以及通过Altium 365平台提供的应用程序所能实现的功能。