Altium Designer Documentation

File Format (PCB)

Created: July 13, 2017 | Updated: June 22, 2020


The File Format dialog

Summary

The File Format dialog allows you to save the PCB document in a different file format.

Access

After modifying a binary version 3.0, or 4.0, or 5.0 PCB document, click File » Save from the main menus to open this dialog.

Options/Controls

  • PCB Binary Version 6.0 - select to save the current PCB document in PCB Binary version 6.0 format supported by Altium Designer 6.3.
  • PCB Binary Version 5.0 - select to save the current PCB document in PCB Binary version 5.0 format supported by Altium Designer.
  • PCB Binary Version 4.0 - select to save the current PCB document in PCB Binary version 4.0 format supported by Protel 99SE. The features introduced in Altium Designer will be lost in this format.
  • PCB Binary Version 3.0 - select to save the current PCB document in PCB Binary version 3.0 format supported by Protel 98 and onwards. The features introduced in Altium Designer will be lost in this format.
  • PCB ASCII Version 5.0 - select to save the current PCB document in PCB ASCII version 5.0 format.
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