Learn how to change between 2D and 3D views of the PCB board design and how to navigate in the 3D view.
- [Instructor] While running through our PCB designs…within Altium Designer,…it might sometimes be useful…to change into different views,…say maybe a 3D view of my board here.…So very simple to do.…I can just navigate over to the View dropdown.…Currently, of course, I'm in my 2D Layout Mode,…but if I'd like, I could switch into 3d Layout Mode.…This gives me a nice 3D view of my board here,…and I can navigate in this…by holding down the Shift key,…and then if I right mouse button click…on this orb that will appear,…I can kind of rotate around my 3D object here.…
So as we can see, we can get a good idea…of what my board may look like in a 3D design sense.…Of course, when I'm actually building up my board,…most likely, I'll want to be in the 2D layouts.…So just the same, I would go back to my View dropdown…and go back into my 2D Layout Mode.…Generally, this is the view we will use most often…in our board design, but sometimes it is useful…to jump into a more 3D view just to get an idea…of how our board shape may look after manufacture.…
- Working in the Altium interface
- Staring a new project
- Placing components
- Wiring schematics
- Annotating schematics
- Customizing the grids and units
- Placing PCB footprints
- Routing the PCB layout
- Creating schematic and footprint symbols in libraries
- Generating final output
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1. Getting Started
2. Schematic Design
3. PCB Design
5. Final Tools and Outputs
Next steps1m 29s
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