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Altium Designer – Component Placement Tutorial

This short video demonstrates the way I do component placement in Altium Designer. The board in the video has more than 1200 components. Hope you find it useful.


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  • Emanu

    Hi,
    your blog is very useful,  can you also explain the roules for a best components placement? I’m newby in pcb design and I have some questions.  I’m new in pcb design and I have some questions. For example, how can I place components to maximize electrical performance?
    Thank you and sorry for my poor english

    • http://www.fedevel.com Robert Feranec

      Thank you Emanu,
      when you work on a design, check design guides or datasheets. They normally speak about placement. Do not worry, I am sure you will learn it 😉
      Have a great day,
      – Robert

  • John Devereux

    Hi Robert, and thanks for your videos! They are a great resource, please keep making them.

    Do you know if this method still works with AD15? I tried to reproduce it but cross-probe highlighting is cancelled once placement starts. Or do I have a bad setting somewhere? AD local support just told me there is no way to do what you do!

    Thanks,

    John

    • John Devereux
      • http://www.fedevel.com Robert Feranec

        Exatly! I loved that feature and they broke it :( I told Altium about it, but, maybe I am only the one using it, so they are not going to fix it because of me :)

        • John Devereux

          There will be very many people *trying* to use it, your video is the top result for “altium component placement”! :)

          • http://www.fedevel.com Robert Feranec

            I know, but for atlium, it’s just me asking for it. I told them, that every week I receive number of emails with “placement doesnt work” question.