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  • Altium Designer 19 New Layer Scheme

    Robert,

    Can you prepare a video on this topic, what are those means and what information should I put in respective layers while creating library files ?

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    Assembly: Layer which is shown in Assembly documentation - usually component outline + designator (used mostly by assembly house to localize your components on PCB)
    Coating: If you need to cover some areas of PCB by additional layer of something
    Component Center: I guess, this shows footprint 0,0 position
    Component Outline: Usually the white color on PCB around component
    Courtyard: area used by component (for example to help you to be sure, that there will be no collision between two components placed too close to each other)
    Designator: Component designator e.g. C1, C2, R10, U1, ...
    Dimensions: dimensions of your footprint
    Glue Points: if your component needs to be glued to board, you show where to apply glue
    Gold Plating: I do not know exactly how this layer is used, maybe if you need for example golden fingers?
    Value: value of component
    3D Boady: layer where 3D model is located


    Assembly notes: For assembly house which is assembling your boards
    Board: I guess, that is Board Outline
    Dimensions: Dimensions of your board
    FAB Notes: I guess, these may be notes for PCB manfuacturer
    V Cut: this is used if your boards are in panels ... it shows where they are going to be cut
    Route Tool Path: I do not know ... it is probably a Path for CNC like machine, but I am not sure for what exact purpose
    Sheet: I do not now

    Hope this helps

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    • #3
      Hi Robert,

      Thank you for your valuable opinion as always.

      I have studied and understood almost everything. Still few questions -

      Component Center: Is this used for pick and place ? If so Whats the advantage of putting footprint (0,0) manually than generating the pick and place files in output job ?
      Component Outline: You mean the silkscreen on top overlay?
      Dimensions: you mean showing the x axis length and y axis length of each component edge ??? (Oh man, thats a tedious job defining for each footprint !! )

      Can you give a example picture/footprint/project showing the following -
      Assembly notes, FAB Notes, V Cut, Glue Points ?

      Once again thank you very much. I am eagerly looking for your opinion.

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      • #4
        I do not really use all that layers, so in some of them I was only guessing.

        I tried to search for a new component in Altium Vault - to check how they use and assigned the layers. But it is very hard to find recent components - most of them were created in 2014 ... I could not find any components from 2019 ... did you find something?
        https://designcontent.live.altium.com/




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        • #5
          Originally posted by robertferanec View Post
          I do not really use all that layers, so in some of them I was only guessing.

          I tried to search for a new component in Altium Vault - to check how they use and assigned the layers. But it is very hard to find recent components - most of them were created in 2014 ... I could not find any components from 2019 ... did you find something?
          https://designcontent.live.altium.com/



          Oh.

          Unfortunately I dont have access to Altium Vault

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