While the loads of data pasting capabilities of the schematic symbol wizard gave users something to cheer about, the rookie of the year in SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 turned out to be the IPC Compliant Footprint Wizard. This thing has some fancy footwork! It’s fast feet can get your library in shape for the big show and is a huge help in library buildup as it renders your footprints while also building a 3D model all in one wizard!
Watch how the IPC Compliant Footprint Wizard guides us step by step as we build up a footprint for our PCB layouts, while also building and previewing the 3D body!
This blog is authored by Evan Stanek, GSC’s Electrical Applications Engineer. Evan enjoys helping customers realize the time-savings SOLIDWORKS Electrical can provide. He has over 10 years of experience as an Electrical Engineer. Prior to GSC, he worked as an engineer in the broadcasting field designing panel layouts and schematics/installations for transmitter control systems. He also has experience designing network and control layouts for radio studios. Evan is a certified SOLIDWORKS Electrical Trainer and Electrical Applications Engineer (CSWE). He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Evan is a regular contributor to the GSC blog, available at www.gsc-3d.com/articles.