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The Allegro PCB Editor Basic Techniques course provides all the essential training required to start working with Allegro® PCB Editor. The course covers all the design tasks, including padstack and symbol creation, logic import, constraints setup, placement, routing, post-processing, and Gerber generation. We upgrade this course regularly to stay updated with the latest changes in the product.
Some of the newly added topics in the existing training modules that might interest you are discussed here:
In Module 3, now you also learn how to navigate efficiently in Allegro 3D Canvas and apply different color themes to design objects. Additionally, the module covers how to set up 3D design preferences to meet your display requirements, change the cutting plane axis to bisect any 3D object, view the objects internally, and measure the distance between the objects in 3D.
In Module 6, you learn how to assign a 3D STEP model to a 2D footprint using the 3D Mapper feature of Allegro 3D Canvas.
In Module 6, you also learn the creation of DIP and SOIC type package symbols using Package Symbol Wizard and Package Symbol Editor. The upgraded course now also includes a topic on creating a QFN Package using the Package Symbol Wizard from a datasheet.
In Module 7, you learn to import a DXF file, view its contents, and import a DXF as an incremental update. You can compose the imported DXF data into a shape and use that shape as a board outline.
You also learn to export a DXF file from Allegro PCB Editor and check the contents of the exported DXF file.
In Module 8, you explore the process of logic import. A topic on how to configure library paths has been introduced. You learn to specify paths for symbol libraries (psmpath and padpath) in Allegro PCB Editor before importing netlist to avoid errors.
In Module 10, you learn how to work with the schematic and layout editor simultaneously for faster and optimum placement of components in a layout. You learn to cross-probe, cross-select, and cross-place between different schematic editors (Allegro® Design Entry HDL, Allegro® Design Entry Capture/Capture CIS, and Allegro®System Capture) and Allegro PCB Editor.
To learn in detail about this course, enroll in the course Allegro PCB Editor Basic Techniques on the Cadence Support portal. Click the training byte link or visit Cadence Support and search for Allegro PCB Editor Basic Techniques (video channel) under Video Library.
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Allegro PCB Editor Basic Techniques v17.4-2019QIR4 (Online)You can become Cadence Certified once you complete the course.
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