Ultiboard Basics

This course prepares you to transfer NI Multisim schematic netlists to the NI Ultiboard environment and design a printed circuit board (PCB) for export to production. Topics include design setup, precise part and trace placement, and the optimization and use of autoplacement and autorouting.

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OVERVIEW

Audience
  • New users and users preparing to layout, route and export PCB designs using Ultiboard or Circuit Design Suite
  • Users and technical managers evaluating Ultiboard or Circuit Design Suite
Task-based Objectives After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the features of the Ultiboard user interface
  • Transfer designs from Multisim to Ultiboard
  • Apply efficient part placement procedures
  • Apply efficient trace placement procedures
  • Create custom footprints (landpatterns)
  • Create copper areas and power planes
  • Work with design constraints
  • Forward and Back Annotate changes to and from Multisim
  • Prepare your design for manufacturing
Learning Modules
  1. Ultiboard Basics

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Ultiboard is printed circuit board design and layout software that integrates seamlessly with Multisim to accelerate PCB prototype development.

Prerequisites

 

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows
  • Basic knowledge of Electronics theory
  • Basic knowledge of PCB Layout theory
  • Basic knowledge of Multisim

 

System Requirements

 

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Operating System
  • Windows 7/8/10 or later
  • MAC OS X 10.10 or later

 

NI Hardware and Software Used or Referenced

 

Software
  • NI Ultiboard Power Pro Edition 13.0 or higher
  • Multisim 13.0

 

Hardware
  • No Hardware Used

 

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