NEW! Learn OrCAD & Cadence Allegro Essentials
Design a board in 24 hours. This is step-by-step course.
After this course, you will know how to design your own boards in Cadence OrCAD + Allegro. A switching power supply design is used as an example to demonstrate the whole process of designing a board. You can follow all the steps based on the video, repeat them and then design your own boards.
This course is perfect for beginners and anyone starting with OrCAD & Allegro. Ideal for companies with fresh hires or young engineers. You will get a lot of useful tips about designing a switching power supply and using OrCAD and Allegro.
Why switching power supply? They are used on almost every board!
THIS COURSE IS FOR: Beginners, Hobbyists, Students and young Engineers. This course is also for anyone moving from different CAD system to OrCAD & Allegro. No previous OrCAD / Allegro knowledge required.
Every student who actively engage with course activities will receive personal OrCAD & Allegro Essentials Certificate.
Click here to see the course certificate
During course you will design this 6 Layer board
What will you learn?
- Starting a new project
(Creating project, adding schematic pages, creating schematic symbol library)
- Creating schematic symbols
(Creating a chip, resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, mounting holes, pads, testpoints, …)
- Drawing a schematic
(Placing components into schematic, connecting pins, working with design cache, multi-page schematic, …)
- Finishing schematic
(About annotations and designators, intersheet references, DRC Design Rules Check, …)
- Schematic Tips & Tricks
(About net names, power names, resistor and capacitor parameters, pull ups/downs, custom title block, …)
- Making your schematic more professional
(Cover page, block diagram, revision history page, adding design notes, titles and descriptions, …)
- Board variants
(How to create variants, how to see variants in schematic, variant parameter, variants in BOM and Assembly drawings)
- BOMs – Bill of materials for complete board and board variants
(Creating no BOM, BOM only and PCB only components. Generating BOMs: Purchasing, Reference, Grouped Reference)
- Creating footprints and pads
(Using padstack editor, creating footprints, creating and adding all important layers, adding 3D models, …)
- Stackup and Rules
(Setting up stackup, setting up rules for layout)
- Component placement
(How to place components into your PCB, what is important, how to select component in schematic and place it in PCB, …)
- Working in Allegro
(Explaining all the important commands and settings, going through all the common situations which you may need)
- Creating shortcuts and using SKILL scripts
(How to create shortcuts, how shortcuts and scripts can speed up your work, how to install scripts)
- Doing PCB layout
(What is important during layout, connecting pins and drawing tracks, working with shapes / polygons, …)
- Improving and finishing PCB layout
(DRC check, clearing violations, setting up thermal relief, importing logo, adding text, …)
- Preparing information for manufacturing
(Assembly drawings, NC Drill, Mechanical drawing with dimensions, Manufacturing notes, creating views and films, …)
- Generating professional manufacturing outputs
(Generating professional documentation to manufacture your PCB and assemble your board)
Starting from 199 USD
12 Lessons – Equivalent of 3 day intensive training. Each lesson has a tutoring video that is approximately two hours long (watch when it’s best for you) + activities for practicing.
Use FREE OrCAD Lite or any paid Cadence OrCAD/Allegro license
A computer that allows you to run OrCAD & Allegro.