SOLIDWORKS PCB

Class Generation in SOLIDWORKS PCB

A SOLIDWORKS PCB Class is a logical group of design objects. Grouping objects into a class allows for simplified viewing of the PCB layout and the creation of targeted design rules. SOLIDWORKS PCB class types include: nets, components, layers and polygons. Creating a Net Class Net classes can be assigned to individual connections by simply adding…

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Adding an Overline in SOLIDWORKS PCB

An overline in digital logic is used to indicate an inversion or NOT function. SOLIDWORKS PCB allows for overlines to be inserted in most text fields. A common application for inserting a PCB overline is to distinguish a pin as being an active-low signal in an integrated circuit or microcontroller. Careful consideration should be given…

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Configuring the Layer Stack Manager in SOLIDWORKS PCB

The PCB stackup plays a crucial role in achieving optimal product performance. A well-designed PCB stackup can ensure adequate signal quality, reduce electromagnetic emissions, minimize production costs and improve board manufacturability. The Layer Stack Manager in SOLIDWORKS PCB gives designers the ability to fully define the PCB stackup and save configurations for future use. Accessing…

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How to place image onto a circuit board in SOLIDWORKS PCB

You may find yourself needing to insert an image onto a circuit board for a variety of reasons. Images enable designers to display objects such as company logos, bar codes, warning signs, and QR codes. As you can see below I have used the SOLIDWORKS PCB place image tool to brand this board with the…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS PCB Custom Title Block and Sheet Template

SOLIDWORKS PCB Custom Title Block

In this article we will run through the general process of creating a SOLIDWORKS PCB custom title block and sheet template. The first step to creating your own custom title block is to open an existing title block (in this case let’s start with the B.schdot file, default location C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS PCB\Templates).  This will open the SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB On-demand Webinars

As described by Lawrence Romine (Altium, Inc) “SOLIDWORKS PCB (Printed Circuit Board) solves all of the old problems of design collaboration, incorporating a number of powerful features that intelligently link design data to keep both design teams operating at their highest peak of efficiency.” Below you will find a video series featuring SOLIDWORKS PCB demonstrations.…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB: Changing Net Colour [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS PCB changing net colour is just one of a number of great tools to help highlight and control specific aspects of your Projects.  You can use the PCB panel to highlight specific nets, components, polygons, and more which helps give complete and easy control over your project; for a more complete and automated design process.…

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Changing Board Layers and Colours in SOLIDWORKS PCB

SOLIDWORKS PCB Board layers and colours can be easily configured by using the View Configurations tools.  This tool can be found under View > Switch to 3D > View Configurations > View Configuration, or by simply clicking on the bottom left “LS” button (Layer Sets).  This will open the View Configurations manager that we can now…

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