Electronic parts are the backbone of every great design. Do you have placement constraint and rules set up to ensure a functioning design? If not, you may be doomed to have placement issues. Altium Designer 18 component management includes all kinds of different constraints and rules to combat this.
Setting your placement constraint and rules up correctly will help you avoid misplacing a component that, if left uncorrected, will stick out of the top of the device case like a toothpick. The actual placement of components on the PCB layout is quick and easy using Altium Designer 18.
The following are constraints and rules you should be working with to ensure a great product:
Component clearances - specify minimum distances that components can be placed from each other both horizontally and vertically
Component orientation - components can be rotated in all directions to ensure rotation compliance
Placement rooms - certain areas of the board that can only have specific components, such as sensitive high speed or RF components that need to be isolated from other components
Board side - a component such as a specific connector can only be placed on the top of the board
Height restrictions - certain areas of the board that have less vertical clearance than others need to be set up with a height restriction
Altium Designer 18 is the clear choice for successful PCB design. Request your free trial today to avoid misplacing a component.