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Hello
I designed a component footprint of 7-segment and i used the foot print in my pcb but it is always green i don't know what is wrong with it
here is a picture of the foot print
as you see both clock 8 and clock 2 have a problem but the other footprint is okay

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They are outside of Room.

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Altium tells you what is wrong with the part when you ask him. I think the shortcut was ctrl+v while hovering over error part. Probably out of room or just badly made component (silkscreen over pads, wrong layers, too little holes, etc)

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To be clear, the bright green is used to indicate there is a rule violation. (Unless you have used that color for a particular layer!) To find out what that violation is, refer to the previous comments by others.

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Well i changed the height size in the component properties to zero and problem solved
Thanks But i didn't find how the shortcut thing works ( (ctrl+v while hovering over error part )
thank you guys

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Last Edited: Thu. Jul 18, 2013 - 08:29 AM
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one more thing how can I increase the size of the black sheet in the PCB designing ? i have to make a big board

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galaxyboy wrote:
Well i changed the height size in the component properties to zero and problem solved
Thanks But i didn't find how the shortcut thing works ( (ctrl+v while hovering over error part )
thank you guys

Sorry, the shortcut was "shift + v"

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Thank you
one more question how can I put for example a resistor under an IC without getting errors
like this :

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The purple hashed area is a keep out polygon, it means "keep your dirty misplaced resistors away!". That resistor should not be there, or you will have problems fitting the IC in place.

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The purple hashed area is a keep out polygon, it means "keep your dirty misplaced resistors away!". That resistor should not be there, or you will have problems fitting the IC in place.

I know that I wanna change the rules and make it possible to put my dirty misplaced resistors in that area

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Double click the IC and uncheck "lock primitives"
Then click on the purple hash and delete it, then re-enable the lock

Or

Go to your rules page and disable component body collision detection.

Either will work....

These are easy to find in the Altium help, or Altium forums if you have a legit version....

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great help proficnc
thank you

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Glad to help :)

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I would take a bit more subtle approach. as proficnc's solution will disable all checking. make a collision rule that just states that these 2 specific components are allowed to collide.

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The other possibility is to place resistor on solder side

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I have component clearance disabled, always, as a general rule. Otherwise it gives problems when you have components both sides of the board, or when you want to put something close to a circular component, or under something that's spaced off. Most likely OP's original problem was a violation of the maximum height rule, another rule I keep disabled (or set absurdly high).

To increase the black area, draw your outline on Mechanical 1, then find "redefine board shape" in the dropdowns and select "move board vertices". The (formerly) black area goes green. Select each corner in turn and drag to your desired board corners. Esc or right click to finish.

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i got to this point that manually routing the PCB is just a big pain in the neck!!! so i decided to use the auto route but Altium Designer uses 2 layer board as it's default for routing
how can i change that? i just want one layer cause i'm making it at home and wanna use the ironing and acid thing to make a PCB
is there any option to use the jumper? ?
and thank you so much everyone for your support .

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hey guys i found how to change the layer default
but you know the Altium is trying to route all the board in one layer and it can't do it ...
so can we just somehow make it possible for the Altium to automatically use jumpers somewhere that is necessary ?

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galaxyboy wrote:
so can we just somehow make it possible for the Altium to automatically use jumpers somewhere that is necessary ?

Why ask us? You undoubtedly have a valid license for this $9000 program, so contact your Altium account manager and ask him.

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does altium designer have the ability to use automatic jumpers? while routing?

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To be honest, I rarely use the auto routing, it may be good to use it to get an idea as to where to route, but then I would route it manually anyway.

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proficnc wrote:
To be honest, I rarely use the auto routing, it may be good to use it to get an idea as to where to route, but then I would route it manually anyway.

takes lots of time

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I never use the auto router either. I found it takes me as much time to correct the crazy illogical auto route layout as it does to hand route. In any case, 90% of the job is in placing the components - if you get that right, routing is pretty simple. It usually involves a bit of back-and-forth between the board and schematic to simplify the tracking, but it's something that comes naturally with practice.

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yeah i think i should spend more time doing that
one more question
for doing pcb at home single layer with all that ironing and acid thing
what would you recommend for the width of the routes and the size of the drilling holes ?
i don't want them to be too small so that the drill wont fit or the route width be too narrow so the be destroyed in the process of all those stuff
and also how much is convenient for the space between the routes?
i used 0.6 mm for routing width and 1.9mm for the soldering pin diameter and 0.9mm for the hole size and the space of 0.3mm between the roues
how is it?

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If it is a through hole board, work in thou (mil). Use a 25 thou grid. About 40 thou to the mm.

You're talking 24 thou tracks with 12thou spacing. Achievable if you're careful.

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Thicken those tracks if you are etching at home, 40 thou min if you can get away with it. No less tha 20 thou. But that is a minimum, make sure you have allowed for the currents you will be using..

Is this a hobby project? Or uni?

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The auto router works quite ok but you really have to take the time to fix your rules and constraints beforehand. I often use it to do the bulk of the routing on parts of the layout, part by part. It works much better on smaller subsets than if you go right ahead and route the whole thing.

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thanks for the Points everyone

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If you changed the height of the component and the problem went away it might be that the height constraint in the design rules needs to account for the component height.

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how can i change the view mode ?
i mean for example you put all the component at back of the board and you routed them all
now you wanna see how is the other side
changing sides like flipping over the board

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how can i change the view mode ?
i mean for example you put all the component at back of the board and you routed them all
now you wanna see how is the other side
changing sides like flipping over the board]

I Got it here is a quote from Nishal at
http://www.edaboard.com/thread160843.html

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To flip the board : View menu -> Flip Board

To filter the view use the shortcut l (l for lion) select the layers you want to view and disable the others
eg : to view bottom side (select only Bottom Layer, Bottom Overlay, Multi Layer, Mechanical 1, Bottom Solder etc. and deselect others [Keep SYSTEM colors untouched unless necessary])

Nishal

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hello again here is another problem i got with altium designer
i want to save the pcb design as .dfx (the auto cad version as you know )
but it needs some kind of plugin and asks me :

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there is no exporter found for format Auto Cad files. you can install additional exporters and try export document again .
do you want to install more exporters?

and i say "yes"
then it opens a window as shown in the picture
where is that plugin to do job?

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on your install media. either your install DVD/CD or on altium servers.