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Hefty books give many people shivers, especially in the tech world. ‘Table of Contents’ often comes to rescue and lets the learner scroll to a topic of interest. However, going through many and various chapters to learn one specific item is tedious and it is natural to wonder why there is no quick path to learning. Can there be a personal tutor to narrate and explain concepts, provide hands-on projects to enhance the learning experience, offer other materials to consult, and point to anything that might have changed. If you are also struggling with such issues, you need not worry! Cadence has a variety of tools on its Support Portal to enhance your learning experience and help you every step of the way.
Sharpen your skills on Cadence tools and technologies by accessing the Self-Learning section at Cadence Customer Support Portal.
Rapid Adoption Kits (RAK) –Get hands-on experience on the feature/flow.
As a student, we used multiple gadgets to learn various concepts. Professionals do not have much time to spare for training/learning. For a quick adoption of a technology, a generic database including demo designs and illustrative step-by-step instructions to explore the feature or flow comes pretty handy. RAK does it for you. It begins with a smart introduction. Here is an example:
It does not stop at the introduction; it provides further useful information:
Once you go to Resources – Rapid Adoption Kits, you can refine the results using the following features:
I am sure if you explore one, you will suggest more such documents :)
Videos –A picture says a 1000 words, but a video says it all.
Some technical and learning materials are hard to conceive without visualization. For these, you can use video as an enhanced learning tool. Discover quick-to-grab instructional videos on Cadence Support Portal for features, languages, and methodologies in this section. Here is one such video which even has channeling information:
Once you go to Resources – Video Library, you can further refine the results using the following features:
a. Filters on the left to find video for a product or platform
b. The search within Resources – Video Library
What’s New –One stop shop for all that is new
It is welcome and natural to continuously look for information on new features and what else is new. However, if such information is scattered and hard to find in one place, it loses charm (especially, if you need to search multiple pages). Explore this section on the new features of newly launched products/releases/sub-versions, all at one place. Here are a few examples:
Have fun sharpening your skills using the Cadence Support portal.
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