CADSTAR Essentials


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.

Topics covered

  • 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.




Quadra Solutions Training Centre, Dalton Court, Commercial Road, Darwen, Lancashire,

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