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DxDesigner for Expedition Basics

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Categories: DxDesigner, Expedition/Xpedition

The DxDesigner for Expedition is a self-paced class that will help you improve your knowledge and skills on the front end of the design process. View course details ↓

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Course Highlights

You will gain proficiency in schematic capture with DxDesigner, part selection using DxDataBook™, and much more. You will also learn how to prepare your final schematic for interfacing with the Mentor Graphics Expedition PCB layout tool.

Detailed lab exercises reinforce lecture topics and provide you with tool usage experience.

You will learn how to

  • Create flat schematic designs using DxDesigner
  • Place nets (wires) and buses to create net connections
  • Search, select, and verify parts using DxDataBook.
  • Build intelligence into your design using properties
  • Reduce time spent of repetitive tasks through the use of arrays
  • Compile and package your schematic
  • Document the design
  • Create a Bill of Materials
  • Archive the completed project

Hands-on Labs

  • Experimenting with the GUI
  • Creating a project
  • Configuring DxDesigner
  • Schematic creation
  • Naming nets
  • Using Nets and Busses
  • Using links
  • Adding Parts using DxDataBook
  • Creating arrays
  • Using DxDataBook verification
  • Using the Design Rule Checker (DRC)
  • Use the DxDesigner Diagnostics
  • Package the design for layout
  • Find unused gates
  • Create a bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Create cross references on a flat schematic
  • Create a PDF of the schematic using DxPDF
  • Archive a project
  • Back up a project

Course Information

Intended for
  • Engineers and schematic designers who will use DxDesigner to create schematics that will be used as "front end" designs for Mentor’s Expedition PCB layout tool
  • CAD Engineers and Managers who will be responsible for integration of the DxDesigner tool suite in their design flow
  • PCB Designers who would like to have a good understanding of the front-end schematic capture process
Prerequisites None
Course Part Number
  • On-demand: 239692

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