Checking your PCB from a Mechanical point of view

3D models help a lot, but it’s still a good idea to make a paper model of your PCB. You can find possible issues and fix them before your PCB goes into production. Have a look.

Tip: Always plug in all the cables

iMX6 Development Board – A paper model with real components

Do you see some conflicts?
(Hint: Check out the PCIE card screw and battery.)

iMX6 Development Board – A paper model with real components and “heatsink”

Do you see some conflicts?

(Hint: Check out the SATA locking mechanism and ribbon cable)

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