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Training Courses by Pulsonix

Here is the list of courses that we provide directly. Other courses may be available from our training partners.

Course TitleDescription
SCM/PCB Getting Started

A one-day design foundation course. Taking you through the process of getting started with Pulsonix, this will save you many hours of time up-front. Learn the tips and tricks from experts! Essential starting point if self-guided learning is not for you.

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  • Running the design editors
  • Introduction to Technology files
  • Part creation
  • Introduction to the Symbol Wizards
  • Quick introduction of front to back SCM to PCB
  • CAM Plot overview
SCM/PCB Fundamentals

This 3-day course runs through the full process, Schematic to PCB and manufacturing. It covers Technology files, design set-up and use, library tools and creation, and outputs to Gerber/Excellon/ODB++/PDF for manufacturing. Led by one of our product/industry experts, this course is valuable not just for learning Pulsonix but also to guide your design processes.

For one-to-one tuition, we will contact you to check which facets of Pulsonix you wish to cover in detail. The emphasis on those areas can then be adjusted to take your preferences into account.

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  • Introduction to the User Interface
  • GUI – User interface, Docking windows, Design Area, Status bar, Browser windows, Workbook mode, Find, Toolbars and Properties
  • Product fundamentals - Move, Edit, Rotate, Copy, Mirror, Groups, Delete and other interaction
  • Mouse usage – Selection, Framing, Pan and Zoom
  • Units, Grids and Working area
  • Technology and Profile files
  • Designing with the Schematic editor
  • Drawing sheets
  • Adding components from the Library using Add Component and the Parts Browser
  • The Component Bin
  • Using homogeneous and heterogeneous Parts
  • Adding Connections – Nets, Net Names, and Net Classes
  • Adding Busses
  • Adding Connectors
  • Adding power and ground symbols, sheet references and star points
  • Electrical rules checking
  • Printing the Schematic to paper and PDF
  • Transfer of the Schematic to the PCB design editor
  • Hierarchy (optional if required)
  • Creation and Management of Libraries
  • Library creation
  • Creation of Symbols, PCB Footprints and Parts
  • Using the library creation wizards
  • Using the Library Manager
  • Styles and Technology files
  • Multi-gated Parts, BGA, Connectors, multi-pin mapping and relays
  • Using the PCB design editor
  • Adding board outlines, using the interactive tools
  • Importing DXF files to create a board outline
  • Adding Components, translate from Schematic and interactively adding Parts
  • Using the Component Bin
  • Placing Components
  • Adding/using Areas and pour Templates
  • Routing the design
  • Copper Pour
  • Design Rule Checking (DRC) – Online and Batch checking
  • Spacing rules
  • Net Classes and Net Styles
  • Technology files, styles and naming
  • Slotted pads and user defined pad shapes
  • Construction lines
  • Replace Part and Back Annotation
  • Forward Annotation and Engineering Change Orders (ECOs)
  • Manufacturing outputs from PCB using CAM Plot
  • Reports and Report Maker
  • 3D Viewer, setting up libraries and usage
  • STEP I/O and the fundamentals of interfacing to MCAD systems
Library Creation and Management

This course will cover component data creation and management within the Pulsonix design environment. Understanding how to create Parts and Footprints correctly helps to ensure right-first-time design. Using the variety of tools within Pulsonix, the course runs through Schematic symbols, PCB Footprints, and Parts, as well as Documentation Symbols. It also covers input of information from manufacturers datasheets using various methods.

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  • Overview and detail of the Libraries
  • Creating Schematic Symbols
  • Introduction to the Symbol Wizards
  • Creating Footprints
  • Manufacturers' datasheets
  • Creating Parts
  • Introduction to the Library Toolkit
  • Adding Part data from a spreadsheet
  • Library management
  • Creating BGAs, Relays, Connectors, Mapping multi-pins
  • Associated Parts
Interactive High-Speed

Learn how to setup and run the High Speed design editor. Driven through the constraint rules manager, enter rules and apply them to the design. This course guides you through each of the rules and explains what they can do for you in context of your designs. Learn about the Rules Spreadsheet, Rules, Net Class Editor, manual routing and the Head-up display, Bus router and Spiral tracks.

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  • Creating and Managing Constraints Rules
  • Constraints rules used during SCM and PCB design using Technology files
  • Editing Nets, Net Classes and Net Styles
  • Using the interactive routing tools
  • Interactive Length Indicator octagons and head-up display rules
  • Setting up Daisy Chain rules
  • Daisy Chain Pin-to-Pin topology rules and design editing
  • Each rule explained
  • Net Track length differences rule
  • Conditional Track length Min/Max rules
  • Max number of vias rule, Test probes per net rule, and Min/Max track width rules
  • Differential Pair Routing
  • Setting up Technology files and rules
  • Using the interactive tools (manual routing and advanced via patterns)
  • Combining Diff Pair Routing with other HSE rules.
  • Design Rule Checking and reporting
  • Bus Routing
  • Bus routing definitions and usage
  • Rules Spreadsheet
  • Definition and usage
Pulsonix Database Connection (PDC)

If you're running or managing the Database Connection option, this course will guide you on how to set it up using the ODBC connection. It will show you how to match and align parts to database fields as well as migrating and importing Parts data between the database and Pulsonix. If starting with a new database (Stockit for example), the course will aid you setting up relevant tables in the database and on-going management.

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  • Setting up the ODBC connection
  • Connecting to the database
  • Matching and aligning Part fields
  • Migrating Parts to/from the database
  • Part attributes in Pulsonix
  • Running the PDC
  • Searching for Parts and creating search criteria
  • Saving Searches
  • Updating the design from the PDC
  • Overview of writing reports using PDC Part attribute data
Advanced Technology Features

For users who have purchased the Advanced Technology option, this course will guide you through setting up and using Embedded Components, Chip-on-board features, Board Cavities and layer spans, flexi-rigid PCBs and spiral tracks/copper.

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  • Embedded Components
  • Creating Technology files
  • Defining Footprints for embedded use
  • Using embedded Components in a PCB design
  • Chip-on-board
  • Defining COB footprints, adding wires, bond pads and die pads
  • Using COB functionality in the PCB design editor
  • Board Cavities
  • Creating layer spans
  • Using areas with cavities
  • Checking cavities in the 3D Viewer
  • Flexi-rigid PCBs
  • Defining layer spans
  • Defining components for inner layer usage
  • Spiral tracks/copper
  • Using the spiral track and copper tool
Spice Simulation

This course covers setting up Pulsonix Schematics, adding Spice model references to Parts and running the Spice simulator. It shows you how to add Simulation parameters to the design and stimulus using unique parts. Once simulated, Random Probing is discussed and the resultant simulation analysed. Our expert covers the Schematic design, the Parts entry, the simulator interface and the electronics generally. All spice simulators have idiosyncrasies and unique error and warning messages. If new to Spice simulation, this course is essential for you.

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  • Importing Spice Models
  • Accessing web-based Spice models
  • Spice models in the Pulsonix environment
  • Accessing the Spice models
  • Adding Spice model references to Pulsonix Parts
  • Creating Schematic designs using Spice-based Parts
  • Adding stimulus in your design
  • Pre-simulation check
  • Running the simulator
  • The simulator interface
  • Creating sub-circuits
  • Running Random Probing
  • Running Monte-Carlo analysis
  • Performing different analysis
Custom Courses

We can put together any course over any number of days for you. We can tailor a course to your exact specification and your staff requirements for any aspect of the Pulsonix product or design process.

For example, you may wish to cover Parts creation and the manufacturing outputs in one day. Another day may involve the Scripting language and working examples, and Report writing using the Report Maker option. Taking training on these items alone would significantly improve your productivity.

There is no cost penalty for taking a custom course over a standard course.

PCB Design Course

This course has been created for people who have limited exposure to PCB design. Perhaps you've just graduated or are an electronics engineer who needs to now create the PCB as well as the Schematic. You might be a mechanical engineer who needs to understand more, this course is for you.

It can be attended by anyone designing PCBs, even if you aren't using Pulsonix. It focuses on designing boards, not the design tool itself. The course will guide you though all aspects of the PCB, from board selection to via types to spacing rules, gaps, tracks and manufacturing.

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