Hello, is there a book on how to start using CADSTAR? -or a tutorial anywhere,? my company is loosing patience with me as i struggle to learn. CADSTAR is Zuken’s powerful PCB design solution allowing an intuitive work Throughout CADSTAR’s Schematic and PCB design editors, the menu items. Supporting the potential need to work with PCB designs in the Zuken® CADSTAR™ format, Altium Designer includes a CADSTAR Importer for.

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Choosing IC with EN signal 2. GC-Prevue the drill files are offset from the Gerbers. Questions are asked on whether someone should use Millimetres cadsatr Thou as a measurement unit. You came to the right place! Posted by CadstarGuy at Are your design files locked after a mishap? Thursday, 30 January Library version control. Well of course it does not work – its only a toy one, but if you asked these questions to a car mechanic they would want tutprial know a little more about what is wrong with it, cwdstar the wheel fallen off?

The mapping is used by the Import Wizard to build the layer mapping for each PCB in the imported design, so during the import of several PCB files, a saved mapping configuration file can be loaded and applied to individual or all PCB files. Why are we still making component footprints by hand, making mistakes with them and getting them wrong when there is no need to? Part items in the Parts library are referenced by symbol definitions in a separate Symbol library file, which is the second file required by the importer when creating an Altium Designer schematic library.

Generally the reason for this is that the driver installation does a port check and detects that the port that it tutorkal is already in use so rather than create a conflict tutoial will stop and rewind the installation.


Its been a busy few months. You may have noticed a little selection box when starting a new design entitled.

Well it lets you do this because you are not using a proper grid system and it thinks you are just dropping a dangler. The dangler is that little blob that gets left dangling when making a schematic connection and you double click in free space. Although only a small thing, this does make it a lot easier to work with diagrams that have lots of signal references shooting off to various parts of other sheets in your drawing set.

What are Spacing Classes and why use them? You can download a free Altium Designer Viewer license which is valid for a 6 months. Now that you have a schematic template prepared, we can start creating a massive schematic over many sheets with oodles of links in them, where by viewing or clicking on the links you can easily find where it goes.

If ayone is actually looking at this blog? Well, if you are drawing your schematic on a very fine grid, I.

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Then join the symbols up with connections etc. Did you know we offer special discounted student licenses? Who created them, when were they made, why they were changed, what their change history is etc? Select Schematic Symbols under the Libraries tab to open the Library Managerand use the Archive button to execute the conversion. Contact Us Contact our corporate or local offices directly. Which one you choose is dependant upon the type of hole you want and how you want to use it.

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If you have any doubt you can contact their support also there is one community, on yahoo gruops, of Cadstat users. By this I mean, for instance – an attribute such as Value, Package, Voltage etc or perhaps a component outline or a pad and so on. Second, use Windows Explorer with the ability to view hidden and system files enabled, to browse for and delete the lock file.


This can be added to both Schematic or PCB designs and easily scaled to fit around the design so it can castar another paper size. Well its two fold. How can the power consumption for computing be reduced for energy harvesting?

Wednesday, 17 November Dangerous Diodes! The tutorials I mention ccadstar available here if you register. Here is how it works This problem is prevented by exiting the pad with a thicker and slowly reducing to the width of the track piece of cadwtar, this copper item is referred to as a teardrop due to its shape.


If you search then the self teach files are available too. For example, where a Parts library file called ‘ cadstsr. Autorouting using the Embedded Router You should try youtube. Friday, 14 August Handy hints and tips. I have been a bit busy of late, things I wanted to blog about I have held off because of a few technical issues I did not feel I should post.

The importer is included in Altium Designer as a platform extension, and the function is presented as an import file type option in the design file Import Wizard. What to do about it?

Here the vertical connection has been pulled to the right to show the dangler. Click the button below to download the latest Altium Designer installer.

Wednesday, 10 November Who said what? Please note that all names used are completely fictitious and any tutoral written is my own personal opinion or knowledge and not related in any way to either my employers or their customers or Zuken. Thursday, 13 September How to make a new part based on an existing library part.