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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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It is designed to allow you to temporarily leave a connection dangling while you sort out something for it to connect to. It is an inductor where the datasheet asks for 2 long pads but with only the ends of the pads being exposed for soldering to. Monday, 5 October Hiding text, lines and origins – how to control where they appear.

Generally the reason for this is that the driver installation does a port check and detects that the port that it uses is already in use so rather than create a conflict it will stop and rewind the installation. Sunday, 8 May Preparing a schematic template with zone link support.

Dec 242: Monday, 1 July Adding file paths into an part entry hyperlink field. How cadsstar you get an MCU design to market quickly?

Or whatever your metric version is. Wish I had some pictures I could use though. The type of package I am talking about is for example the QFP style with a large square middle heatsink pad that also has some vias that go through to copper features on other layers. This way they are immediately obvious and can be immediately corrected. Thursday, 30 January Library version control. Losses in inductor of a boost converter 9.


In Altium Designer terms, a part item definition in the parts.

CADSTAR tutorial or book

Looking for theory book and tutorial book for UWB design This is not really a big problem as they can easily be aligned, but is would be nice if they simply lined up correctly – and they can so how? Monday, 10 January Why do I need a drill drawing?

Why is this so? If you have followed the posts on setting up a schematic template to use documentation symbols and zone links there are a few other things that can be done to further improve them.

What is all this layer stuff about then? You may receive communications from Altium and can change your notification preferences at any time. Looking at the stats, I don’t really have a large audience, perhaps I need to advertise it more on other sites – perhaps I could do with more people subscribing. Suggestions cadwtar how to get more reading it would be most welcome.

Generally when creating a part and I am adding a hyperlink to a datasheet, I want to add the full path including file name into my parts library. Its been a busy few months. Catch 20 really, if no one looks I wont post, if I don’t post no one looks. Hey folks, if anyone is reading this blog and has any comments or questions – or anything that you want to know about in particular that may give me a subject to blog about then by all means, please ask or comment.

Firstly, do not draw your schematics on a fine 1th grid, speaking from experience it allows them to look awful, connections are not straight as they do not line up – symbols are all on different levels etc. The time now is Unfortunately if your dangler is the same shape as a junction then it looks the same and you do not notice that the connections are not actually the same net.


How to create a part with a dummy footprint: Does anyone know it exists? For example, where a Parts library file called ‘ parts.

If ayone is actually looking at this blog? Hey folks – if your going to post comments could you please leave a name? Why are you looking to evaluate Altium Designer?


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 tytorial configuration file can be loaded and applied to individual or all PCB files.

Making things is awesome. It’s actually been over 18 months since I actually completed a PCB design, and I’m pretty sure that I do not miss it one iota! Secondly, and this is the most important bit – Change the shape of the dangler!

Upverter is a free community-driven platform designed specifically to meet the needs of makers like you. Questions are cadstaar on whether someone should use Millimetres or Thou as a measurement unit.