Placing a logo into a PCB document

Created: 25.03.2021 | Updated: 12.08.2021

How to place your company logo or any Graphic object ( a non-electrical primitive that can be placed on a PCB and PCB Library document and populated with a standard image file (*.png, *.jpg, *.bmp, *.svg.).) into your PCB document.

Starting in Version: 21
Up to Version: Current

Solution Details

With version 21 and newer, there is an new option under the Place command.

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After launching the command (you can also use the keyboard shortcut P,H), the cursor will change to a cross-hair and you will enter image placement mode. Placement is made by performing the following sequence of actions:
  1. Position the cursor and click or press Enter to anchor the first corner of the image's frame, in which the image itself will reside.
  2. Move the cursor to adjust the size of the frame and click or press Enter to complete frame placement.
  3. The Choose Image File dialog will appear, from where you can browse to and select the required image. Select the file you wish to insert and press the Open button.
  4. The Import Image dialog will open, where you may preview the graphic, then determine the quality, composition, and inverted levels of the chosen image. Once all options are finalized, click OK to complete the placement. 

See this documentation for more detailed information:
https://www.altium.com/documentation/altium-designer/pcb-cmd-placegraphicplacegraphic-ad

There are two additional methods that can be used in all versions for importing a bitmap file (*.bmp), which are described in this Knowledge Base article for use with earlier versions:  Importing a logo into a PCB document
 
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