PCB Editor Training for Engineers

Allegro PCB Editor Course Description

CA Design’s one day Cadence Allegro/OrCAD PCB Editor ‘Layout for Engineer’s’ course is an abbreviated introduction to the Cadence platform covering library generation, placement strategies, DRC rules set-up and evaluation techniques. We show the engineer where the designer might be tempted to take short cuts and how to spot those. As always, we teach real world applications of the software, with work-arounds when they’re needed and how to optimize it’s strong points. The class is designed as a designer-to-engineer class, giving real-world solutions to real-world problems. We like to use the student’s designs whenever possible to teach the student how to maximize the software to do their work.

Included below are some of the topics covered.

  • Creating Library PCB Footprints
  • Starting a new design
  • Importing the netlist
  • Setting the design parameters, including rules and layers
  • DRC work-arounds and red flags
  • Placement practices
  • Design review techniques
  • Single point grounds
  • Design rule checking
  • Required documentation review