Designing PCBs is made easier with the help of today's
sophisticated CAD tools, but many companies' requirements do not
justify the acquisition cost and learning curve associated with
specialized PCB design software. Printed Circuit Board Design Using
AutoCAD helps design engineers and students get the most out of
their AutoCAD workstation, showing tips and techniques to improve
your design process. The book is organized as a series of exercises
that show the reader how to draft electronic schematics and to
design single-sided, double-sided, and surface-mount PCBs.
Coverage includes drafting schematics, designing PCB artwork, and
preparation of detailed fabrication and assembly drawings for PCBs
designed on other EDA systems. Appendices on the Gerber and
Excellon formats are vital information for anyone involved in
professional PCB design. An introductory chapter gives an overview
of PCB manufacturing technology and design techniques
In addition to the tips and techniques, the author has provided a
copy of AutoPADS, a proprietary toolkit for PCB designers using
AutoCAD. The disk includes the AutoPADS conversion utilities,
sample files for the book exercises, and AutoCAD libraries for
schematic drafting and PCB design. The AutoPADS utilities allow
bidirectional transfer of Gerber format photophlotter data and
Excellon format numerical control (NC) drill data from AutoCAD. The
AutoPADS utilities also allow input of Hewlett-Packard Graphics
Language (HPGL) data from other computer-aided design systems into
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chris Schroeder is the Chief Engineer, Electronics, for Crane
Technologies Group, Inc., Daytona Beach, Florida, a leading
automotive aftermarket and original equipment supplier. He has 19
years of engineering, marketing, and management experience in the
electronics industry and has a broad, yet in-depth technical
knowledge of both design and manufacturing. His specialized areas
of design expertise include: embedded controls using RISC
microcontroller technology, assembly language programming, magnetic
design for switching power supplies and ignition coils, and printed
circuit board design, including the use of surface mount
A Integrating PCB design with AutoCAD systems
A How to draft schematics and design PCBs
A Interfacing with Gerber, Excellon, and HPGL formats"
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