PCB 101: Introduction to e-CAD Design

This course focuses on how to use Proteus VSM, Altium, Eagle, PAD and Protel CAD software.
Proteus VSM brings the best of digital and analogue worlds combing a mixed mode circuit simulator based on the industry standard SPICE3F5 with animated components models.Proteus allows the participants run interactive simulation of real time designs.

Course Duration

  • Five days at 5 hours per day.

Course Materials

  • Comprehensive delegate handbook.

Course Objectives

  • Introduce CAD design principles.
  • Design circuits and finally use them to produce drill files and Gerber files to be used in the PCB process.

Participants Will Learn

  • How to use Proteus VSM and Altium CAD programs.


  • Getting started with Proteus VSM
  • Placing components
  • Wiring (Connecting Parts)
  • Annotation of components
  • Loading hex files
  • Running the simulation
  • Getting started with Altium
  • Designer
  • Placing/Creating components
  • Creating schematic diagrams
  • Creating PCB diagrams
  • Auto routing Boards
  • Generating Gerber files
  • Generating Drill files
  • DFM (Design for Manufacture)
  • DSI (Design for Signal Integrity)

Development Tools

  • Proteus VSM and Altium.