Hi All

I have just finished moving the design of the APM2.5v2 PCB to Altium AD13 and have attached it here. This will only work with the latest version of Altium (version 13)

the parts have been made into a library as well.

Please use the original EAGLE files as you primary reference, as I cannot be sure that I transferred everything correctly.

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Comment by SaadT on February 24, 2013 at 10:09pm

Nicely done Philip!! I've been using Altium lately, and i love the software!! :)


Comment by Philip on February 24, 2013 at 10:25pm

Thanks :) love the design rules, it makes it nice and easy to make major changes without much risk.

Just don't like the price :( but it's paid for now, so I just need to get over it :)

Comment by Art on February 25, 2013 at 5:59am

The header footprint on the top right ingresses on the footprint of the screw hole (exclusion zone for the screw head). There also seem to be insufficient clearance between some surface mount components footprints.

Comment by Mark Harrison on February 25, 2013 at 12:02pm

Heh, I just went to check the price, and got the ever-ominous

Contact our sales team

We'll contact you to talk about the needs of your organization.

Comment by Philip on February 25, 2013 at 3:08pm

yeah, it cost me nearly 5K

Comment by Philip on February 25, 2013 at 3:17pm

@ Artem Grigoryev 

the file is a direct import of the Eagle files, each of the library footprints may need editing to be exactly right.  

If you have a look at your APM2.5, you will see that there is not much clearance between those items.  That is a fixed distance though if you wish to fit in the current case design.  All clearances are at least 0.125mm (5mil)  though most are 0.254mm (10mil)

I have no intention of this file being used to make boards, but it is really handy for understanding the workings of the PCB if you want an APM2.5, and you value the rest of your UAV, get it from 3DRobotics.

Comment by Art on February 25, 2013 at 4:33pm

My bad.  I thought it was a done by hand.  Just thought I would point out possible problem areas.

Comment by Philip on February 25, 2013 at 8:17pm

No prob :)  by hand would have been a massive job :)  It was bad enough that it imported as a 2 layer PCB :)


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