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  • robertferanec
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    Perfect

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  • zeino
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    Thanks Robert, now I know, so I used it just vice versa to what it was intended for when my pour was not working. (I used it to pour with no constraints, it worked may be because there was no pour to cut out it actually poured one). Now I know, it is all good. Thank you

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  • robertferanec
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    "Polygon pour cutout" makes a hole in "Polygon pour".

    So, for example if you have a big copper polygon plane and you need to make inside it an area with no copper, use a polygon pour cutout. See the picture below - selected is polygon cutout:


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  • zeino
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    I am using 16. Just used the polygon pour and it is different to polygon cutout. The polygon cutout didn't use the setting of ploygon plane but the polygon pour does (probably I don't know when to use polygon cutout but it acts differently) . I missed changing the polygon plane to direct connect and it was using 4 points connect.
    Last edited by zeino; 02-15-2016, 01:10 AM.

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  • robertferanec
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    There should not be a problem with polygons. They are just easier to work with - you can directly edit the shape when you select it.

    What AD version are you using? There are differences between them.

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  • zeino
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    robertferanec You mentioned the polygon is different, I reached the polygon pour and the only way I managed to pour a polygon was to use the polygon cutout in place menu. The polygon pour was simply not working and didn't include the same net. Was I doing something wrong? Do you have a video for it?

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  • robertferanec
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    Putting these links directly into the course is on my list. I really should do that.

    zeino, if you find something else, please put it here. That will create a summary of important things what should I add to the course.

    I think there is only one more big difference - about how to work with polygons .... but that is very intuitive and I do not have any video about it.

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  • zeino
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    Thank you Robert for the link. I didn't search in the Archive. May be it would be good to put the corresponding links in the corresponding course page or in the section page under the name for example "Supporting Videos" of the particular course video. Then they are associated with the section or at the end of the list of videos as a separate link.

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  • robertferanec
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    Thank you zeino.

    In case anyone need, I also made a video about the new Stackup manager, but as you said, it's quite easy to understand how to use it: Altium – Stackup Manager (The New & Old Way)

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  • zeino
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    Stack layer looks different, but one gets used to it but not as straight forward as the video. You have to add the planes and layers and then go in and define each layer. The video version looks better even when switching to 3D. Wondering how they changed it and the older version still looks better graphically (it seems they wanted to introduce multiple stack layers, like Rigid, Flex all in one plane and older graphic wouldn't work)

    If https://techdocs.altium.com/display/...ack+Management is the place to look. The net assignment is different and not done through stack management.

    It says to double click on work-space plane layer and set the net.
    Last edited by zeino; 02-14-2016, 12:13 AM.

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  • robertferanec
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    I completely agree. I also had to google it

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  • zeino
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    Good to know. It was Ok. Actually differences like this helps the learning process. I found the new way a little more complicated than older way and disconnected. They could have merged view #1 with 2D and 3D and unified the approach I guess. The previous version from my novice perspective seems more user friendly. If the new approach is more logical and less user friendly and the old approach is more user friendly but less logical then I expect next version it will be changed again and this process never ends and one needs to expect this in ever evolving software like Altium for sure.

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  • robertferanec
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    There are not so many differences. Most of the things is easy to figure out. The board shape definition is probably the most complicated.

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  • zeino
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    That would be great. Thank you for the link. That is what I needed. Would search the videos next time more carefully.

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  • robertferanec
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    zeino, thank you. Yes, there are small changes between Altium versions. If anyone need any help, just let me know.

    The most of the biggest changes I have recorded and can be found on our blog (search for "The New & Old Way"). For example, the Board definition can be found here: Altium – How to Define Board Shape (The New & Old Way) My plan is to record videos about all the differences and place the links directly into the Course pages.

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