SOLIDWORKS PCB Essentials TRAINING

Learn how to use SOLIDWORKS PCB design software

OVERVIEW

  • CLASSROOM LENGTH:  3 days
  • INSTRUCTOR-LED ONLINE LENGTH:  5 days


PREREQUISITES: Mechanical design experience; completion of SOLIDWORKS Essentials or similar experience.


DESCRIPTION: SOLIDWORKS PCB Essentials Training Course teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS PCB design software.

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Lesson 1: 
SOLIDWORKS PCB Basics and User Interface

  • Introduction to Mechanical and Electrical Collaboration
  • User Interface

Lesson 2: 
Working with PCB Design Projects

  • PCB Project Creation
  • Adding Drawings
  • Project Libraries
  • Export Design

Lesson 3: 
Schematic Templates

  • Create Schematic Template
  • Add Parameters
  • Attach Images

Lesson 4: 
Preferences

  • Overview Preferences
  • Optimize Wires
  • Cross-overs

Lesson 5: 
Creating Schematic Symbols

  • Create New Symbols
  • Symbol Wizard

Lesson 6: 
Populating Schematics

  • Placing Symbols
  • Library Components
  • Power Ports
  • Supplier Links

Lesson 7: 
Schematic Connections

  • Wiring Placement Modes
  • Wire Connections
  • Buses
  • Net Labels

Lesson 8: 
Using Schematic Annotations

  • Configure Annotations
  • Review Change Lists
  • Execute Engineer Change Orders

Lesson 9: 
Compiling and Verification

  • Set Design Violations
  • Resolving Compiling Errors

Lesson 10: 
SOLIDWORKS Collaboration

  • Create Project In SOLIDWORKS
  • Collaboration between ECAD and MCAD

Lesson 11: 
Configuring Layers and PCB Stacks

  • PCB Layout Configuration
  • Layer Stacks
  • Drill Pairs
  • Board Thickness

Lesson 12: 
Designing Rigid-Flex PCBs

  • Define Rigid and Flex Board Regions
  • Bend Lines and Angles
  • Edit Board Geometry in SOLIDWORKS CAD

Lesson 13: 
Outlines, Cutouts and Keepouts

  • Modify Board Shape
  • Create Cutouts
  • Apply Keepouts

Lesson 14: 
Origins and Grids

  • Set Relative Origin
  • Cartesian Grids
  • Polar Grids

Lesson 15: 
Transferring Design Data

  • Link Footprints to Symbols
  • Push Changes

Lesson 16: 
Creating Footprints

  • Create New Footprint
  • IPC Footprint Wizard

Lesson 17: 
Placing Footprints

  • Position Footprints
  • Move Components in SOLIDWORKS

Lesson 18: 
Design Rule Checks

  • Create and Prioritize Rules
  • Modify Clearance and Routing Rules

Lesson 19: 
Routing

  • Routing Preferences
  • Interactive Routing
  • Create Vias
  • Multi Trace Routing
  • Auto-Routing
  • Copper Collaboration

Lesson 20: 
Polygon Pours

  • Set Polygon Pour Parameters
  • Define Pour Shape

Lesson 21: 
Object Inspector

  • Find Similar Objects
  • Modify Multiple Entities

Lesson 22: 
Outputting Data

  • Configure Output Documentation
  • Generating Manufacturing Information

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