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Component Rotation and Clearance

Manpreet Singh , 09-01-2022, 11:17 PM
Hi all,

I never tried to place a component at 45 degrees angle before but when I tried this I face an issue.

when the component is set to a 0-degree rotation angle it follows the clearance rule define in the "Component clearance rule" but when I rotate the component at 45 degrees it does not follow the clearance rule I am unable to put components closer to each other I am using Altium17.1 what setting I required to change or I have to define new rule?

any help will be appreciated thankyou.
robertferanec , 09-01-2022, 11:36 PM
It should work. Try to switch on all layers and have a look what the white square is around.

qdrives , 09-02-2022, 01:00 PM
1) Do you have a 3D body with the footprint?
2) What rule setting do you have for the component clearance?

You might try the option "Check clearance by component bundary".
qdrives , 09-03-2022, 10:04 AM
Notice the highlight difference between @Manpreet Singh and @robertferanec . With the first the square around the component is 'horizontal'. With the screenshot of Robert, the highlight has rotated with the component. First one probably does not have a 3D body whereas the second does.

There also was something about this with either a newer version of Altium or added setting, but I cannot remember the details of where I had seen it.
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