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How to make a scheme with Altium Designer

How to make a scheme with Altium Designer

Altium Designer

You have already tried various PCB design programs (printed circuit boards) and only recently have you switched to Altium Designer and did you encounter any difficulties in using this software?

No problem, this difficulty that you are facing absolutely normal, learning to use such a complicated program in a smooth way requires a lot of time and above all a lot of patience. But if you have the time and the desire to learn all the features and to know all the secrets of this software, you can become a great programmer, also because Altium Designer has a very high number of functions that allow the realization of complete and professional projects.

Now you will discover how to make one PCB scheme in Altium Designer.

How to make a scheme of an audio amplifier

scheme of an audio amplifier

If you want to start practicing and understand how the program for creating an audio circuit works, this article is for you.

The first thing to do is open a new PCB project from the menu File> New> Project> PCB Project. To do this, create a schematic sheet adding the components later; to do this, right-click on the new project and select Add new to the project> Schema. At this moment you will be able to see an empty sheet that needs the addition of the various components.

Insert the component libraries

Great, you're making progress in using Altium Designer. The next operation to be performed is to add the correct libraries for the selected components, without forgetting any, since the success or failure of the project depends on this operation.

Enter the main components

The order with which you will insert the components is not important, but if you are a beginner, it is advisable to insert the main components at the beginning, thus simplifying the entire project. To do this, enter the name of the selected component in the search bar and drag it onto the work surface with the possibility of changing its name.

It is possible to change the value of the components through an option, making them more compatible with your project or based on the type of PCB you want to create. To do this, double-click on the value to be modified and enter the desired value on the search bar on the right.

To insert secondary components such as batteries, resistors, thyristor operational amplifiers, etc., the same operations can be carried out, or you can do by choosing the base components from the library and set them according to the project requirements; after inserting everything you need you can proceed with the connection of the components.


Fundamental grounding in any project and its absence can cause very serious trouble. To place it in the worksheet it is necessary to go to the tool bar and select grounded power supply port, placing it on the correct pins.

The last thing, but not least, is the wiring phase. If done correctly it allows a better and simplified visualization, thus improving the whole project and allowing other people as well as you to better understand the entire project. Now join the pins and the game done. You have created your first PCB project with Altium Designer.