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Orcad to altium design importation without making mistake

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  • Orcad to altium design importation without making mistake


    There is a topic that i want to share with you my colleagues,from more than 2 years i started design schematic using orcad capture,and altium designer to do pcb,it's was easy for the begining to check the schematic,but nowdays i'm worry about layout because each time i have to synchronise each component with his footprint from Tools>footrint manager
    When i make some change in schematic and i remake the import to altium designer,the tools can know wich component have been removed or added by the designator,but there's a mistake that could be done when changing package of the component from 0402 to 0603 as example..or when re-annotate schematic is there any solution that you use to do that?i lose so much time to

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    You need to be careful when you use "Component Links". This is reason why I always check all the three Designator & Comment & Footprint before clicking on "Add Pairs Matched By". I think, once Altium pairs a component in Schematic with a footprint in PCB, then it may not recognize differences (e.g. I think you can even pair a 0603 footprint even if in your schematic it should be 0402). Something similar has happen to me some time ago, so I am very careful about it now.

    Window: Project -> Component Links (notice the checkboxes in the left bottom corner)
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    • #3
      Thanks Robert i'll follow this solution