QuickStart Guides for CircuitMaker

Created: October 19, 2020 | Updated: February 9, 2022

To get up and running with CircuitMaker as quickly as possible, use the following five QuickStart guides. These guides are intentionally light, aimed at focusing your attention on where to get at specific functionality, the UI elements involved, and the recommended engineering flow as you use CircuitMaker to journey from idea to manufactured design reality.

  • QuickStart – Working with Design Projects – this guide takes you through managing your design projects, from within the CircuitMaker and a web browser. You will learn how to create, open, clone, and ultimately share your design project with specific people and the entire CircuitMaker Community. You will also learn how to work with projects created by other users of the community.
  • QuickStart – Capturing Your Design Idea as a Schematic – this guide takes you through setting up your page, the use of templates and techniques for drawing and editing, and how to search for and place your components, before ultimately wiring up your circuit and running a verification.
  • QuickStart – Laying out Your PCB – this guide takes you through setting up your PCB design environment, including board geometry and stackup and the definition of design constraints, or rules. Once your design is transferred from the schematic source documents to the PCB, you are then taken through component placement, before ultimately routing your board and checking that it meets all constraints and is error-free, before you can pass it off for manufacture.
  • QuickStart – Preparing Your Design for Manufacture – this guide takes you through how to generate manufacturing documentation that will be used to produce your board. From prints of the schematics and drawings of the PCB, to a Bill of Materials and other generated manufacturing output (such as Gerbers and ODB++), to designing with variants and releasing the design to your Personal Space.
  • QuickStart – Component Management – this guide takes you through working with the community component library and creating new community and custom components. You will also learn how to manage the frequently used components – your favorites component list – from within CircuitMaker and a web browser.
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