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Altium design secret 21: How to import graphics and RF geometries using DXF files

Often PCB designers need to bring in a company logo from a graphic design team, or an RF component designed in a 3D field simulation program.

In both of these cases the associated 2D design tools can export the data in a universal DXF format.

However, if the graphic was created in a vector image design tool it may often come in as an outline only, so you will need to use a few tricks to refill the geometry accurately in to the correct solid shapes.

In this video, Altium applications engineer Max Clemons shows the best approach for not only importing these design graphics but also performing the necessary 'refilling' of the designed shape, and finishes off with a neat trick to be able to easily move and resize the various related geometries.

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