Altium NEXUS Documentation

MakeMicrostripe

Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: January 4, 2020

Parent page: PCB Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to chamfer selected 90 degree routing corners. Chamfering (also called mitering) is a technique used to reduce reflections caused by the corner in a microwave frequency route by effectively slicing off the outer point of the corner. Because Altium's track objects have rounded ends, they cannot be used to create a chamfered corner. To create the chamfered corner, the selected track segments are replaced with region objects.

Access

This command is accessed from the PCB Editor by choosing the Tools » Convert » Convert Selected Tracks to Chamfered Path command from the main menus.

Use

First ensure that the track segments involved in the 90 degree routing corners you want to chamfer are selected in the workspace.

After launching the command, the Convert Tracks to Chamfered Path dialog will open. Use this dialog to configure the chamfer then click OK. Each selected track segment pair (with offending 90 degree angles) will be replaced with chamfered cornering and the original track segments in each pairing will be converted to a single solid (copper) region object.

Tips

  1. To undo this command, use the Ctrl+Z keyboard shortcut.

 

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