Some working knowledge of PCB layouts would be an advantage but not essential.
To provide a thorough understanding of the principals of schematic capture and PCB design, validation and documentation processes.
- System overview, CADSTAR User interface
- Creation of a Schematic Design
- Data transfer to PCB and Output documents
- Management and creation of Library parts
- Introduction to the PCB Design
- Attributes and constraints, their use and benefit
- Design technology - creating custom technologies
- Component selection, placement, tools and techniques
- Hierarchy, all aspects of hierarchical creation and management
- Macros, their use and format
- Post processing, using the WYISWYG post processor
- Transfer to PCB
- Creating custom reports using the report generator
- ECO update management, using the forward and back annotation function
- Symbol and component version control
- Symbol and component creation wizard
Course Length: 4 days
Recommended basic training for all new CADSTAR users and those without previous CADSTAR training.
This course can be extended with one day focus on PCB layout *
*this doesn't apply for the courses given in France.