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PROGRAMME : SESSION : CODE/COURSE : DTEI JULY DEC 2011 DFT 4322 ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE APPLICATION 3 Hours MS. NORSYURIATIE ABD AZIZ PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD DESIGN Beginning A Design At the end of the lesson, students should be able to: 1. Create a design file and or Project 2. Working with project 3. Opening an existing project 4. Saving and closing 1. Computer 2. Printer 3. Electronic Workbench Software - Ultiboard 10.0 SEMESTER : 4 SHEET NO : WEEK : VENUE : JS7 07 M17





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This experiment is to approach the student by doing the practical base on the theory that has been learned before. By adapting the theory the student should be able to do the experiment and implementation such as on safety, cleanliness, tidiness and etc. About Design and Projects. Designs are stored inside projects, allowing you to group them together for easy access. In this way, all designs that have a logical connection between them (that is, they may all relate to a specific project) are conveniently located in one file. Depending on your version of Ultiboard, you can have as many projects and designs open as you wish. Creating a Design File and/or Project In Ultiboard 10.0.1 designs can exist only within projects. As a result, project must be creates first, and then design created within them. This section contains procedures for creating PCB projects and designs. The procedure for creating mechanical CAD projects and designs is similar, but is discussed in section Using Mechanical CAD. Creating by Importing. You can create a design based on a netlist file. A netlist contains information about a given boards nets (the electrical connections between pins). Multisim generates both a .net file and a .plc file which have all the details required to import the schematic into Ultiboard 10.0.1. These two files make up a netlist.


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Safety : Make sure the wearing is suitable for the work. Avoid wear the metal materials. Avoid playing while doing work.

1. Open Ultiboard 2. Create a project To create a new project

a. Open Ultiboard Circuit Window

a. Choose File/New Design (you can also use File/New, if no project is currently open.) The New Project screen appears as in figure 1:

Figure 1 i. Type the project name in the Project Name field : PCB 1 ii. Select PCB Design Design Type drop-down list. from

iii. Click the Browse button to select a location : SEM 4 iv. Click OK. The new project screen disappears, and a blank design is opened, with the same name as that of the project. The project you just created is also shown in the Projects tab, along with its corresponding design.

3. Creating a Design A design automatically when is you created create a

a. Choose File/Open and open the project to which the design is to be added, if it is

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PROCEDURE STEP project. You can also create a design and assign it to an existing project. KEY POINT
not already open. b. Choose File/New Design. The New design screen appear as in figure 2:

Figure 2 i. Type the design name in the Design Name field : PCB_A ii. Select PCB Design from Design Type drop-down list. iii. The Add to project drop-down list shows only the open projects. Choose which of the open projects is to hold the design : PCB1 iv. Click OK. The New Design screen disappears, and a blank design with the name that you specified is opened as figure 3. The Projects tab shows that the new design is a part of the project that you specified.

Figure 3

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PROCEDURE STEP 4. Creating by importing To import a netlist

a. Choose File/Import/Netlist. A standard file selector screen appears. b. Select the file you want and click Open. c. Click Yes. You are prompted to confirm that you want to load the netlist file corresponding to the .plc file (note: make sure Transfer/Export to PCB the schematic circuit at multisim 10.0.1 to create .plc file.) d. Click Yes to import the file. If trace widths are not included in the .net file, you are prompted to select a default trace code in figure 4.


Figure 4 e. Choose the trace code that you want from the drop-down list and click OK. f. All components in the list are places around the outside of the board outline, and can be dragged into position. g. You can check the file that you import in a Hierarchical block from the Project Manager as a figure 5.

Figure 5

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PROCEDURE STEP 5. Working with Project KEY POINT

a. To open a file (project or design) shown in the Project tab, double click on it or right-click on it, from the context menu, choose Open View. b. To rename a design file or project, rightclick on it and, from the context menu, choose Rename. Type a new name for the design as Design_A1. c. To delete a design shown in the Project tabs, click right mouse button on it and choose Remove Design. (To delete a project, delete the project file from its current location on the system)

6. Opening an Existing project To open an existing project

a. Choose File/Open. A standard file section screen appears, with the Files of Type default to Ultiboard 10.0.1 project files. b. In the Files of type list, choose the kind of file to open. You can open following

o o o o o o o o

o c. Select a file from the list displayed and click Open. The files opens, along with is associated project.

Ultiboard files (*.ewprj) Orcad files (*.max, *.llb) Protel files (*.pcb, *.ddb) Gerber files (*.g) DXF files (*.dxf) Ultiboard 5 design files (*.ddf) Ultiboard 5 libraries (*.l55) Netlist files (*.ewnet, *.net, *.nt7) Calay netlist files (*.net)

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PROCEDURE STEP 7. Saving and closing KEY POINT

a. To save a project, right-click on the project name in the project tab and, from the context menu, choose Save Project or choose File/Save. Saving project also saves the design in the projects tab and click the save icon. Saving a design also saves a project (and therefore any other designs in the project). b. To save a project with a new name and/or location, choose File/Save As and provide the name and/or location. All designs in the project are saved in the new location. c. To save all open projects and designs, choose File/Save All. d. To close the current projects and its design, choose File/Close or File/Close Project. If you have any unsaved changes in the project or designs, you are prompted to save the project and/or designs. e. To close all open project and designs, choose File/Close All. If you have any unsaved changes in the project or designs, you are prompted to save the projects and/or designs. f. To close a file (project or design) shown in the project tab, right-click on it and, from the context menu, choose Close View.

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QUESTION/DISCUSSION : 1. 2. box as 3. 4. .
Wrap up your results from observations, data, and calculations and tie them to the objectives of the lab. Did it work? Why? What do your results mean? Did you prove your hypothesis or something different? Back up your explanations with scientific theories or information you have learned in class or found by research. Cite any sources of information that you use for research. If the lab didnt work for some reason, explain what went wrong. (Not more than 200 words)

What is meaning of Project and Design? Why we have to set Choose the default track Width and Clearance dialog W = 30.0000mil, C = 10.0000mil? Why we have to save our design? What should we import to creating by importing?

ANSWER : ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

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DPP B5 REFERENCE : 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Mastering CAD/CAM with Engineering Subscription Ibrahim Zeid Mc Grawhill Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB for engineering Steven Chopra Mc Grawhill I-Deas Student Guide EDS Mc Grawhill Mechanical Engineering Design Richard Budy Mc Grawhill Autodesk Inventor CP James Leake Mc Grawhill

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