Altium Designer - Basics (Arduino FIO)

Walking you through the basics of Altium Designer in schematic and PCB design, component creation and output generation
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Instructed by Eu Jin Ooi IT & Software / Hardware
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Do you want to design your own Printed Circuit Board (PCB)?

Do you want to increase your PCB design efficiency in Altium Designer?

In this course, you will learn from paper napkin schematics to sending PCB outputs to your manufacturer. This course will help develop a good foundation in Altium Designer, leading to better PCB design practices and skills. Upon completion of this course, you will have the tools required to design your very own custom PCB in a short amount of time.

What is expected in this course?

  • Preparation of course: Installation, licensing and graphical user interface
  • Component creation: schematic symbol, PCB footprint (2D and 3D) and IPC component wizards
  • Schematic design: component placement, physical wiring, logical net labels
  • PCB design: board shape definition, footprint placement, multiple routing modes
  • Schematic electrical rule check and PCB design rule check
  • Cross probing between schematic and PCB views
  • Output generation: Bill of material, Gerber files

What are the requirements?

  • Internet to download Altium Designer
  • Altium Designer license or 15-day trial license
  • A computer which meets the requirements of Altium Designer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 29 lectures and 5 hours of professional intructor-led content!
  • Create your own PCB in Altium Designer

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners to intermediate skilled Altium Designer users
  • Engineers migrating into Altium Designer
  • Aspiring product entrepreneurs
  • Students and researchers looking to design their custom PCB
  • Anyone interested in designing PCB

What are the requirements?

  • Some electronics background
  • Altium Designer
  • Computer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Design custom printed circuit boards (PCB) in Altium Designer
  • Generating PCB outputs for fabrication of PCB
  • Enhance design workflow in PCB design and fabrication

Who is the target audience?

  • Engineers
  • Engineering students
  • Entrepreneurs

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Installation, Licensing and Graphical User Interface of Altium Designer
Introduction to Altium Designer - Basics
Installation and licensing
Graphical User Interface
Navigation with keyboard and mouse
PCB design basics
Quiz 1
2 questions
Section 2: Developing Custom Components
Creating a schematic symbol - Crystal
Creating a PCB footprint (2D) - Crystal
Creating a PCB footprint (3D) - Crystal
Associating schematic symbol and PCB footprint - Crystal
Creating components through symbol wizard and IPC footprint wizard - ATMega
Altium Content Vault - copying from Altium's library into internal library
Quiz 2
2 questions
Section 3: Schematic Design and Verification
Schematic population - components
Keyboard shortcut and menu/shorcut customization
Physical wiring and power ports
Logical net labels and schematic annotation
Project compilation
Quiz 3
2 questions
Section 4: PCB Design: Board Design, Component Placement, Routing, Polgyon and Verification
PCB layers and navigation
Defining board shape
Component placement and alignment
Design rule check - clearances between component pads
PCB interactive routing - single, multi, layer-to-layer routing
Polygon manager
Design rule check
PCB global editing: find similar object, PCB List, PCB Inspector
Quiz 4
3 questions
Section 5: Editing the Libraries
Edit the schematic symbol and update the schematics
Edit the PCB footprint and update the PCB document
Quiz 5
2 questions
Section 6: Generating Outputs: Bill of Materials and Fabrication Files (Gerber, NC drill)
Generating bill of materials
Generating fabrication outputs: gerber, NC drill
All-in-one outjob file to manage output generation
Quiz 6
3 questions

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Instructor Biography

Eu Jin Ooi, Mechatronics Lead

Hi! I'm Eu Jin. I have a Masters of Engineering degree from University of Toronto, graduated with the highest distinction.

I have designed numerous printed circuit boards in university as a researcher and a student, and in startup communities based in Toronto. I'm passionate in engineering and I have extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Mechatronics and Electromechanical Systems.

I recently took a dive and formed my own business as I was not contented with a strict 9AM - 5PM job. I provide consulting services to businesses which includes design data migration, integration between design data and external ERP/PLM software and implementation of Altium Designer.

I have great interpersonal skills, and extensive commitment and passion in the field of engineering.

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