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
  • 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
  • Creating custom reports using the report generator
  • Understanding net codes – net classes and spacing classes
  • Routing, Footprint Routing, Testpoints, Copper poor functionality and manipulation
  • ECO update management, using the forward and back annotation function
  • Symbol and component version control
  • Symbol and component creation wizard
  • Utilities – setting colours, grid units and defining layers
  • Creating an importing PCB outlines
  • Route editor interactive
  • Introduction to test land
  • DRC Checking
  • Output of Manufacturing, generating a BOM, editing and datasheet generation

Course Length: 2 days


Recommended basic training for all new CADSTAR users and those without previous CADSTAR training.


This course can be extended with one day to cover CADSTAR Schematic fundamentals.



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

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