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** Learning PCB Design & Layout - Please Help with Basics **

Discussion in 'CAD' started by Angus1000, Aug 27, 2003.

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  1. Angus1000

    Angus1000 Guest

    What is the best way to learn PCB design and layout? I found what looks like
    an awesome course offered at the U. of Wisconsin but it won't be offered until
    late spring 2004 at the earliest.

    Check it out: http://epdwww.engr.wisc.edu/onsite/courses/eeps20.lasso

    Does anyone know of a similar program offered elsewhere in the U.S.? I'm
    willing to relocate temporarily to take the course.

    Regards,
    AD

    *Please respond to this newsgroup.
     
  2. maxfoo

    maxfoo Guest

    try this...
    http://vulcan.ece.ucsb.edu/ece189/tutorials.html
     
  3. AD,
    years ago I had heard of a University offering an Associate degree (2
    yr) program in PCB layout and design. It is many years ago and I don't know
    what came of it. It was in one of the S.W. states, if I recall correctly it
    was probably in one of the following, New Mexico, Arizona or Colorado.
    The program that you mention didn't specify a course timetable nor
    number of hours on the linked page. Do you know the course length or hours?
    With all those topics I hope that it is at least several 100 hours to be
    practical and valuable.
     
  4. Leon Heller

    Leon Heller Guest

    That course is very specific, and obviously intended for experienced
    designers. You won't actually learn PCB design and layout from it.

    Leon
     
  5. On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 17:39:11 GMT, the renowned
    The various vendors of programs could no doubt help with courses
    specific to their offerings. Once you learn to use one effectively,
    picking up another is not so difficult. If they are aimed at large
    corporations, they will probably not be cheap.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  6. Angus1000

    Angus1000 Guest

    I'm not sure about the length of the program. I can't seem to get a straight
    answer from the school.
     
  7. Don K

    Don K Guest

    Mentor Graphics offers a free displaced workers program to those who
    qualify. http://www.mentor.com/es/dwp/

    Most companies choose a PCB software package to standardize on.
    You should probably investigate what potential employers in your
    area are using.

    Don
     
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