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Home > From Idea to Manufacture - Driving a PCB Design through Altium Designer - Version: 18.0
A New Era for Documentation
Modiﬁed by Phil Loughhead on Feb 9, 2018
Welcome to the world of electronic product development in Altium's world-class electronic design
software. This tutorial will help you get started by taking you through the entire process of designing
a simple PCB - from idea to outputs ﬁles. If you are new to Altium software then it is worth reading the
Exploring Altium Designer page to learn more about the interface, information on how to use panels,
and an overview of managing design documents .
To learn more about a command, dialog, object or panel, press F1 when the cursor is over
The design that you will be creating the schematic and then designing a printed circuit board (PCB)
for, is a simple astable multivibrator. The circuit is shown below, it uses two general purpose NPN
transistors conﬁgured as a self-running astable multivibrator.
Circuit for the multivibrator.
You're ready to begin capturing (drawing) the schematic. The ﬁrst step is to create a PCB project.
Creating a New PCB Project
In Altium's electronic design software, a PCB project is the set of design documents (ﬁles) required to