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Posted on Apr 10, 2019
It is important to give your manufacturer all the necessary information needed so your board is produced correctly, but what information does the manufacturer actually need to produce your board? This week's Whiteboard Wednesday review these necessary files and other items you need to keep in mind before creating your fabrication data package.
Posted on Apr 2, 2019
It is very important to give your manufacturer all the necessary information so your board is produced correctly, but what information doe the manufacturer actually need to produce your board? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will discuss the fabrication data package and what files are needed to ensure your manufacturer produces your board correctly.
Posted on Feb 12, 2019
The purpose of an assembly drawing is to show all of the components that will be assembled onto it’s two outer surfaces. The Assembly Drawing will be a guide for both the placement programmers and inspection personnel. This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will review what to include in assembly drawings.
Posted on Feb 12, 2019
The fabrication drawing will help the manufacturer produce your design accurately. Including the correct information in your fabrication drawing will streamline manufacturing by minimizing questions and errors throughout the process. This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday will discuss what Fabrication drawings are and what you should include in yours.
Posted on Nov 13, 2018
Podcast Interview with the authors of The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design eBook by Mike Beutow with PCB Chat.
Posted on Sep 27, 2017
Setting up and implementing a constraint-driven design flow may seem like a daunting planning task, however spending the time upfront can save you hours (or even days) by preventing design mistakes. Proper constraint definition gives design teams a blueprint to work with making the PCB design process easier while eliminating the opportunity for errors, especially when passing designs to other members of your team. After all, Benjamin Franklin did say “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Posted on Jul 18, 2017
This video will walk you through creating an intelligent PDF using OrCAD Capture.
Posted on Apr 11, 2017
Whether you are new user or current customer our new video series, Working with OrCAD, will show help walk you through the basics of designing a board within OrCAD from start to finish. We will cover libraries, placement, post processing, etc. as well as a segment on how our constraint manager can assist you in your design process.
Posted on Apr 5, 2017
Whether you are a new user or current customer our new video series, Working with OrCAD, will walk you through the basics of designing a board within OrCAD PCB Editor from start to finish. We will build a board from start to finish—covering libraries, placement, post-processing, etc.—and include a segment on how our constraint manager can assist you in your design process.
Posted on Feb 28, 2017
Printed circuit boards are driving the electronics industry forward. As a PCB designer, it is essential to assess your needs, both current and future, when choosing a PCB design system that is right for you. Although this may seem like a daunting task, we have compiled a list of necessary features available within CAD tools in order to develop a quick PCB Design System checklist to help aid you in your search. The following list should help guide your decision by assessing the benefits of various different functionalities and what types of questions should you ask yourself or your software provider before making a decision.

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