Altium Designer

  1. Extract Altium Designer ASCII file, *.PcbDoc, in Altium Designer.
  2. From the menu bar, click File > Import ECAD > Altium Designer.
    The Import from Altium Designer dialog opens.
    • Layer Set-Up: Set Altium layers’ name which will be used as PDB’s component outline layer, board outline layer and Drill Layer.
    • Use 0 for COC line width: Apply the line width of COC to zero.
    • Define Part Name: You can set the ECAD Part name as a Property or Parameters value.
      • Property Keyword Name: Set the Part Name with the Design Item ID or Footprint Name in Altium Designer design data.
      • Parameters Name: Set the ECAD Part Name with the parameter of Altium Designer design data you specified.
    • Apply to Environment Setting: Apply settings to the environment setting.
  3. Select the target ASCII file, *.PcbDoc, to import.
    The format to import Altium Designer is shown in Figure 1. Example of *.PcbDoc.

    Figure 1.
    The extension of Altium Protel 99 SE is the same with *.pcb, but the format is the same as Altium Designer. You must import ASCII file using Altium Designer menu.
    Note: In Altium Designer, you can save a file either binary or ASCII format with the same extension (*.PcbDoc). You should import the ASCII format data into PollEx.