Introduction: PCB Designing Using Circuit Maker(Altium)
CircuitMaker is electronic design automation software for printed circuit board design targeted at the hobby, hacker, andmaker community.CircuitMaker is available as freeware, and the hardware designed with it may be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes without limitations.
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Step 1: Schematic
Click File->New Project
Enter Project Name as you wish and select Public or Sandbox
Click Open Design and then click Project->New Schematic
Select component and select Octopart from Drop down menu in Libraries
Enter and place Battery Coin Cell,push button,Resistor(1K),LED –The component type and package is your choice(View 3d preview of the part is displayed or not,I had problem due to which the final board had problem in 3d format of Cell Holder and Switch)
Click Wire and connect all the component and rename it and enter the value
Click Project->Compile to check if there is any error
Step 2: PCB Footprint
Click Project->Add New PCB
In Footprint,click Project->Import Changes from filename.Prjpcb
Click Ctrl+A to select all components drag It into the board and place as per requirement(prevent overlap and keep components close to each other)
Click Route under Home Tab and track the component or click Autoroute under Tool Tab
Step 3: Copper Fill
Before Filling Copper,Adjust the board size to your requirement by clicking Board Shape in Board Section under Home Tab
To Copper Fill,Click Polygon Pour under Pour Section in Home Tab and select first option and fill by Clicking each edges and finally press Esc.
Do the above step for bottom layer by clicking bottom layer tab in bottom(since ttack between bt holder and switch is in bottom layer).
Click View Tab and click Switch to 3D in View Section to view the Board in 3D
Save and click Gerber under Output Tab to generate Gerber Files
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