Getting Started with Layout Compiled by Ryan Johnson May 1, 2002 Open Orcad Capture under Engineering Software Under FILE, choose NEW, PROJECT The following box should appear… To create a the circuit for your PCB, choose PC Board Wizard. Choose where you will save it and
Compiled by Ryan Johnson
May 1, 2002
Open Orcad Capture under Engineering
Under FILE, choose NEW, PROJECT
The following box should appear…
To create a the circuit for your PCB,
choose PC Board Wizard.
Choose where you will save it and
what you will call it.
enable project simulation or not.
libraries to include in the design. If
you do not choose the right ones now,
they always can be added from the
This is where you will draw your schematic that your PCB will be modeled after.
The next step requires that the design file be
Still with the design file highlighted select the following:
(Allegro is not installed on the computer at Calvin)
This completes everything that Layout will need to implement your circuit onto a PCB.
You can check View Output File to see it.
The following window will appear where you can
select from various libraries, the component shape
that you want the component
to look like.
(Errors on the PCB will be circled)
design rules after each modification
to the board.)
This will bring up a spreadsheet showing which passes have been completed.
The DONE needs to be changed in order to replace the board. To do this, highlight the passes that you want to redo, right click and choose Properties.
In the window that pops up, click off DONE, click OK.Next, under Auto, choose Unplace, Board. Now you are ready to re-place the board.
In the window that appears, enter a Group number. Then, re-place your board. These components will be placed next to each other.
Then, under View, choose Visible<>Invisible. You will not be able to see this layer anymore.
Also, make sure that the Reconnect button is not selected (this allows you to see the routing.)
PCB board manufacturers will use the Gerber file.
This is not needed for boards made at Calvin.
To change the Post Processor settings, under Options,
Choose Post Processor Settings.
are many reports that Layout
will produce. The two that are
vital to making boards
at Calvin include:
Cross References and Drills.
Select those and whether you
want to save to a disk or if you
want to view them (they will be
saved where you saved your