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Creating library content can be simple with the right tools. CAD vendors can only supply so much content. At some point, you have to create a symbol or footprint. Don’t use the manual processes provided. This one-hour webinar will show you how to use automation tools included with PADS to create the parts you need quickly and simply.
Finding those parts to place on a design can be tedious. You’ll learn how to simplify this process using parametric searching.
The webinar will take place on November 9, 2017, at 9:30 am Pacific. The presenter is Brent Klingforth,
Attendees will learn:
- Tool automation to help make custom symbols
- Wizard based footprint creation using IPC compliant rules
- Manage component property information the easy way
- Library content and data available for free
To register, or for more information, click here.
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