Electrical Design Solutions from SOLIDWORKS

This course covers the essential features of SOLIDWORKS PCB, a professional design tool capable of meeting the demands of today‚Äôs products. Learn how to develop schematics for your board layouts, add components and assign supplier links, and check design integrity using rules. Create PCB designs using configurable layer stacks, add keepouts and cutouts, place and route components, and add copper pours. Learn how to collaborate seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS to finalize the designs, with a managed ECO change process, then configure and automatically generate output files for manufacturing.

Length: 3 days
Prerequisites: Experience with the Windows operating system

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1 SOLIDWORKS PCB Basics / The User Interface

Application Collaboration
Signing in to PCB Services
The SOLIDWORKS PCB Environment
Ribbon Menu System
Quick Access Bar
Start Page
User Interface Elements
System Preferences

2 Working with PCB Design Projects

PCB Project Documents
Creating Projects
Creating Project Documents
Adding Libraries
Basic Project Management Tasks
Saving & Committing a Project
Transferring or Archiving a Design
Deleting a Project

3 Creating Schematic Templates

Understanding Templates
Creating One Template from Another
Inserting a Company Logo
Setting Document Text Parameters
Setting Template Project Parameters

4 Configuring the Schematic Preferences

Optimizing Wires and Buses
Breaking Wires at Autojunctions
Displaying Cross-Overs
Auto Panning

5 Populating Schematics

Using Symbol Placement Shortcuts
Placing Library Components
Placing Parts
Inserting Power Ports
Applying Supplier Links
Insert Symbols

6 Creating Schematic Connections

Wiring Placement Modes
Placing Wire Connections
Wire Guides
Breaking Wires Overlaying Components
Creating Buses
Using Net Labels - Physical vs Logical Connections

7 Using Schematic Annotations

Processing Order
Processing Location
Matching Options
Proposed Change List
Engineering Change Order
Add Schematic Annotations

8 Compiling and Verification

Setting Design Violations
Compiling and Realizing the Results
Resolving Error Violations and Warnings

9 Collaborating with SOLIDWORKS

Creating a PCB Board in SOLIDWORKS
Pushing a Board to SOLIDWORKS PCB
Creating a PCB Board in SOLIDWORKS PCB
Pushing a Board to SOLIDWORKS


10 Configuring Layers and PCB Stacks

Configuring PCB View Configurations
Defining the Board Layer Stack
Layer Stack Manager
Presents and Existing Boards
Stack Up Styles
Drill Pairs
Checking the Board Thickness in SOLIDWORKS
Configure Layer View
Create Multi-Layer Board Stack

11 Configuring the Outline, Cutout and Keepout

Redefining the Board Shapes
Applying Cutouts
Creating Cutout Patterns
Applying Keepouts
Defining PCB Placement Contraints in SOLIDWORKS
Create a Height Barrier in SOLIDWORKS

12 Configuring Origins and Grids

Setting an Origin
Creating a Cartesian Grid
Creating a Polar Grid

13 Transferring Design Data

Linking Components
Updating Schematics
Updating the PCB Layout
Insert PCB Footprint

14 Placing Footprints

Positioning Footprints
Repositioning Footprints in SOLIDWORKS
Position and Reposition Components

15 Using Design Rule Checks

Modifying the Existing Rules
Creating New Rules

16 Routing

Interactive Routing Preferences
Interactive Routing Nets
Quick Routing
Adding Vias
Multi-Trace Routing
Adjusting the Tracks to Fix Errors
Viewing Decals and Modeled Copper in SOLIDWORKS

17 Defining Polygon Pour

Setting Polygon Pour Parameters
Defining Polygon Pour Nets

18 Inspection - Global Edition

Finding Similar Objects
Modifying Multiple Objects

19 Outputting Data

Configuring Output Files
Generating Manufacturing Output
Generate Drawing Output

20 Creating Symbols

Creating New Symbols
Using the Symbol Wizard

21 Creating Footprints

Creating New Footprints
Using the IPC Footprint Wizard