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Advanced Circuits' free PCB layout software PCB Artist has become a favorite not only with engineering students but also advanced engineers due to its easy schematic-to-PCB layout, Gerber format, autorouter, and extensive library of over 500,000 parts.
The company's website features the PCB Artist Tutorial Manual, which provides the step-by-step instructions from creating the schematics of the PCB, converting the schematic to PCB, and using the software’s PCB Design Editor. There are also links to video tutorials for the PCB design software, including a seven-part series with step by step instructions.
Moreover, users may order their boards right from the PCB Artist design software, making it fast and convenient.
About Advanced Circuits
Advanced Circuits has been an early pioneer in offering instant online web quoting, ordering, and status tracking; taking a giant leap forward with the introduction of FreeDFM, a free pre-order file-check service that has become an indispensable tool for engineers to avoid design errors and fabrication delays. With FreeDFM, users may upload their files and, within minutes, will receive a detailed quote along with a graphical report identifying any file design issues. All orders at Advanced Circuits receive a detailed design file review by the company's large CAM engineering staff prior to fabrication, unlike some “no touch” shops. With this value-added service, customers can quickly fix any PCB design issues as soon as possible.
For more information about PCB Artist, visit www.4pcb.com.
Andy Shaughnessy, PCBDesign007
Nine Dot Connects has certainly blazed an interesting trail. The company started out as an Altium reseller, but in less than a decade, Nine Dot Connects has also become a design service bureau and a provider of PCB design instruction, training, and consulting services. I recently interviewed Paul Taubman, technical services director for Nine Dot Connects. We discussed the company’s expansion from VAR to service bureau and content provider, and the changing landscape of PCB design instruction.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Pete Starkey continues with his review of the AltiumLive PCB Design Summit held recently in Munich, Germany. The second day commenced with a new product launch. “Working together is hard” it read on the screen. Statistics indicated that 33% of new products were late getting to market, of which 28% were late due to insufficient collaboration, and up to 50% of potential revenue could be lost through being late to market. Then the screen read “NEXUS makes it easy!”
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Altium held a very successful AltiumLive PCB Design Summit in San Diego, California at the beginning of October for the benefit of their North American design community, and followed it three weeks later with a counterpart European event in Munich. And what an eye-opener it proved to be—literally hundreds of delegates, a superbly organised and managed programme, billed as a completely immersive two-day interactive design experience on a theme of learning, connecting and getting inspired.