PCB Walk-through: Getting Started

This walk-through will assist in setting up the downloaded design files, allowing you to follow along with the PCB Walk-through video series.  

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  1. Download the zipped practice files under the ‘materials’ tab.

Note: Included in the zipped file is a 3D STEP Model Library, a PCB Footprint library, starting design files for every video, a completed design file, and a 3D PDF of the completed design. 

  1. Save the file to your computer and open. 
  2. Open the PCB Footprints folder. 
  3. Select All contents in the folder and Copy (CTRL+C)
  4. Paste (CTRL+V) the files into the standard OrCAD PCB Footprint and Padstacks library location:  C:\Cadence\SPB_17.4\share\pcb\pcb_lib\symbols 
  5. Open the 3D Step Model Library folder. 
  6. Select All contents in the folder and Copy (CTRL+C)
  7. Paste (CTRL+V) the files into the standard 3D Model library folder using the path below:  C:\Cadence\SPB_17.4\share\local\pcb\step 

Note: If you followed along with the Capture Walk-through video series this step does not need to be completed again. 

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