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Hello, is there a book on how to start using CADSTAR? -or a tutorial anywhere,? my company is loosing patience with me as i struggle to learn. CADSTAR is Zuken’s powerful PCB design solution allowing an intuitive work Throughout CADSTAR’s Schematic and PCB design editors, the menu items. Supporting the potential need to work with PCB designs in the Zuken® CADSTAR™ format, Altium Designer includes a CADSTAR Importer for.

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Select Schematic Symbols under the Libraries tab to open the Library Managerand use the Archive button to execute the conversion.


Library creation is a skill that all PCB CAD engineers should learn, either by studying the help-documentation and having a go it won’t bite or by going on a library creation training course. Friday, 11 June A simple report listing testpoints and attached nets. It is an inductor where the datasheet asks for 2 long pads but with only the ends of the pads being exposed for soldering to. Hopefully the next few days posts should make up for those.

Posted by CadstarGuy at Although there is an obvious choice of whether you want them filled or clear some disastrous mistakes have been made because of bad choices made when creating the simple diode symbol.

PV charger battery circuit 4. If you tutogial then the self teach files are available too. Mr Google can cadstra you how. With current environmental legislation preventing a lot of simple throwing away of old electronic components and equipment it can often be costly to dispose of, requiring licensed waste disposal contractors and so on.

Wednesday, 11 January Secondly, and this is the most important bit – Change the shape of the dangler! You can download a free Altium Designer Viewer license which is valid for a 6 months. The importer is included in Altium Designer as a platform extension, and the function is presented as an import file type option in the design file Import Wizard.


Well, if you are drawing your schematic on a very fine grid, I. Program files go into: The mapping is used by the Import Wizard to build the layer mapping for each PCB in the imported design, so during the import of several PCB files, a saved mapping configuration file can be loaded and applied to individual or all PCB files. In the meantime, feel free to request a free trial by cadstae out the form below. Wow, has it been that long since I last posted anything on here?

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Sunday, 3 July Further neat tricks for using the signal reference zone links. Equating complex number interms of the other 6.

Here is a simple report that can be run from the report generator that will list your test points as added in the design editor using “Add Testpoint” not the ones added in PREditor and the names of the nets that they are attached to. Download Altium Designer Installer. Something that really puzzles me is why so many designers are still using a single monitor to design with. PNP transistor not working 2.

Those of you that favour the ability to use toolbars for single mouse click access to commands may, like me be disappointed with the new GUI, not wanting to upgrade because we like our toolbars and do not appreciate now having to click the mouse 3 times for what was previously a single selection.

If I knew that someone was reading I might post more. You may have noticed a little selection box when starting a new design entitled. However we are still able to use them by creating a signal reference that has no symbol – so it can be placed on the same net and terminal of any other item.

Thursday, 3 September My Gerber files do not line up with my drill files? First, turn off file locking – not really a good way of managing it as it defeats the object of file locking. There are some features that are applied to all components however we the user want to be able to control which ones we see and which we do not.


When routing within P.

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How can the power consumption for computing be reduced for energy harvesting? Thursday, 13 September How to make a new part based on an existing library part. In that case, why do you need an evaluation license? I have had designs that others have drawn that have had danglers like this and there have been net disconnects which would have made the circuit a failure had I not changed the dangler shape as one of the first things I do in a schematic.

Thursday, 25 October Does your dongle driver installation rollback?

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Part items in the Parts library are referenced by symbol definitions in a separate Symbol library file, which is the second file required by the importer when cadstag an Altium Designer schematic library. This presented a cadsrar problem for a few seconds on how to do this when the answer became obvious. Here is how it works Questions are asked on whether someone should use Millimetres or Thou as a measurement unit.

ModelSim – How to force a struct type written in SystemVerilog? Routing with incremental track widths in P.

I can remember having to draw all over my schematics – marking up what sheet I can find the other end of linked signals – thankfully no more. If ayone is actually looking at this blog? Yet there are tools out there that will enable us to make all our component footprints to a consistent standard, following IPC guidelines and best of all the best tool for this is FREE!!

Saturday, 13 November Assignments – what are they then? You came to the right place! Does anyone know it exists? If would like to speak with a representative, please contact your local Altium office.