How To Read A Circuit Board
People often forget to explain what a PCB is, even though it is the key component in electronics. The printed circuit board replaced the laborious process of point-to-point wiring. Before the PCB, wire insulation would age and crack, which lead to frequent failures and short circuits at wire junctions.
When it comes to reading a circuit board, the sky’s the limit with Altium Designer. Printed circuit boards can be made in any shape, and designed as a rigid-flex, rigid board, or pure flex. The board shape can also be defined externally, and imported into the PCB editor within Altium Designer via DXF, DWG or STEP. The best thing about Altium Designer is the designer can easily toggle between the 2D and 3D display modes making it a true 3D design space.
Features of Altium Designer include, but are not limited to:
PCB Component Parameters
Auto Cross Probing
Advanced ACTIVEROUTE technology
Precise 3D Measurements
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