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Professional DFM PCB Design (OrCAD Edition)

Manufacturing PCBs can be difficult, especially if you're not familiar with the process. 
Not only is manufacturing PCBs difficult, but it can also be expensive if you don't know what you're doing. You could end up wasting a lot of money on faulty products or incorrect orders.
Take our PCB design for manufacturing course and learn everything you need to know about the process. From schematic capture to board layout to fabrication and assembly, we'll teach you how to do it all like a pro.
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Course Lessons

Why take this course?

  • Arduino Uno Project
  • Certification
  • Quiz Questions
  • Videos
  • PDFs

Design for Manufacturing

You're interested in learning about PCB design, but you don't know where to start. 
It can be tough to learn everything you need to know about PCB design on your own. There's a lot of information out there, and it can be hard to know what's important and what's not, especially with only guidebooks and no step-by-step tutorials on the official standards.
Our PCB design for manufacturing course is the perfect solution for you. In this online course, you'll learn everything you need to know about PCB design from industry experts. You'll get access to step-by-step tutorials, video lessons, and more. Plus, our course is affordable and accessible 24/7.

Understand OrCAD for DFM

You want to learn how to design and manufacture printed circuit boards, but you don't know which information to trust and at what stage they show up in the process.
Most people think that learning how to design and manufacture PCBs is difficult, expensive, and time consuming. It is difficult if you don't know what you're doing, but when you know where to find the information, it becomes easy.
Our online course, "How to Design and Manufacture Printed Circuit Boards" will teach you everything you need to know in order to get started. In just 2 hours, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to design your own PCBs from scratch.

Here is what we will cover in
this course

Schematic Principles

Create, build and check schematics from start to finish. Good practices for part placement and good looking schematics.

Schematic Creation

Design rule checks, Mounting holes, Bill of Materials, PDF creation, Rooms for PCB Layout

Design for Manufacturing

Design for test, assembly, fabrication and manufacturing. Gerber, ODB++ and IPC-2581 files, with design notes, assembly drawings and project file submission.

Fabrication & Assembly

Boost your confidence using OrCAD constraints for low-speed mixed-signal printed circuit boards and using custom rules from your Manufacturer for your PCB.

PCB Design

Board outlines from DXF, PCB stack-up (2-layer), Placement strategy, routing strategy, 3D layout, Assembly and documentation.

Industry Standards

Design according to IPC standards and also non-IPC standards that are still important for fabrication and high reliability, high producibility and zero mistakes for your PCBs fab and assembly.
Meet the instructor

Kirsch Mackey

Kirsch Mackey has been an electrical and electronics engineer since 2013. He has his Masters and Bachelors Degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He has been designing PCBs in Allegro & OrCAD for over 4 years. Kirsch enjoys teaching all levels and backgrounds to get them to the next level in their careers in Allegro and PCB design.

If you have questions about the course, email him at kirsch at hasofu.com or use the contact form below.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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Austin, Texas
Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 9.00 - 5.00 CST

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