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Using the Footprint Editor in TINA, part 1: IC Wizard, now with English voice-over

If you want to create a footprint of an Integrated Circuit the IC Wizard of TINA can assist you.
Activate the IC Wizard from the Insert menu of the Footprint Editor of TINA PCB Designer.  The wizard presents several properties of the IC which you can set.

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In this tutorial video we will use the MAX11166 converter  to show how to use the IC Wizard of TINA Footprint Editor.

Watch our tutorial video to see how  to use the IC Wizard of  TINA Footprint Editor.

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  3. Free license for your second computer, laptop etc.
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You can also find below the script of the video:

Using the Footprint Editor in TINA, part 1: IC Wizard

Start TINA PCB Designer by using the Start menu of Windows 10

Click the Tools menu

Select Footprint Editor

First, select View

Options

and change the Unit into mm and the Precision into 3

then click OK

Create a new Footprint Library by using the File

Save Library As command

in the Private Catalog Folder of TINA

under the name: MyPackage

Press the Save button

Click the Insert menu

Select IC Wizard

In the Technology group, you can set the mounting mode and the package type of the IC. The mounting mode can be through hole or surface mounted. Depending on the mounting mode the following packages are available: DIP (Dual in line packag e), PGA (Pin grid array package), SPGA (Staggered pin grid array package), SOP (Small outline package), LCC (Leaded chip carrier package), QFP (Quad flat package), BGA (Ball grid array package), SBGA (Staggered ball grid array package), SIP (Single in line package) and ZIP (Zigzag in line package) respectively.

In the Package dimension group, the dimensions (length, width,

3D height) of the package can be set. Depending on the selected package, the 4th parameter is either notch, corner cutoff, or ignored.

The Pad dimension defines the shape and dimensions (length, width)

of the pad. If the mounting mode is through hole, the shape of the

drilled pad can be round, square or octagon. Moreover, the shape

and dimensions of the drill diameter can be defined.

However, if the mounting mode is surface mounted, the shape of the pad

can be circular, rectangular or rounded corner and the appropriate

dimensions can be also set.

In the Pad position, the number of pins and the distances between them can be set according to the package type.

Finally, in the Pad numbering group, the type and direction for pad numbering can be entered, depending on the package type.

Set the data as shown in the IC Wizard window above

Click OK

In the pop-up window the following message appears:

Create IC

Click Yes

You can enlarge the image by using the Zoom option

Next, we will position the Smd Pad

Click the Smd icon, then click on the Editor workspace to place it

Double-click the SMD Pad

and in the SMD Pad Properties Window enter 13 in the name field, 0 in the Center X and Center Y fields

Double-click the Size field and enter 2.5 in the Width and 1.7 in the Height fields

Click OK

Click OK again

We will now position the labels which belong to another layer

Click the little arrow next to the TOP layer icon and select the Silkscreen Top layer

Now you can easily move the Name and the Value labels by holding down the left-mouse button while dragging them

Select again the Top layer when you are done

Click the New Footprint Group icon

Click the <New group> folder and rename it by entering the name: SON then press the Enter button on the keyboard

Note: SON is small-outline no leads type of circuit

Click the Footprint Properties icon

and in the Name field enter: SON12_3x3_12_0.5TP

Click OK

Click the Add Footprint to the library icon

Save the footprint by clicking the Save button

Close the Footprint Editor

You can check the newly created Footprint

Reopen the Footprint Editor

Click File

Open Library

Open the MyPackage.FPL

Next, double-click the SON library, then the new Footprint

The mapping between TINA’s Schematic Symbols and the Footprints used in TINA’s Integrated PCB Designer will be presented in another video.

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Creating two-sided PCBs in TINA, part 1: Preparing Schematics for PCB Design, now with English voice over

In this video we will present how to check and set the mapping between TINA’s Schematic Symbols and the Footprints used in TINA’s Integrated PCB Designer.

Note: See also our previous video: Using the Footprint Editor in TINA, part 2: Setting and checking footprint names

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Watch our tutorial video to see how  to check and set the mapping between TINA’s Schematic Symbols and the Footprints used in TINA’s Integrated PCB Designer.

Download the FREE trial demo of TINA Design Suite and get:

  1. One year free access to TINACloud (the cloud-based, multi-language, installation-free online version of TINA now running in your browser anywhere in the world.)
  2. An immediate 20% discount from the offline version of TINA
  3. Free license for your second computer, laptop etc.
Click here to download the FREE trial demo of TINA

 

You can also find below the script of the video:

Creating two-sided PCBs in TINA, part 1

Preparing Schematics for PCB Design

In this video we will present how to check and set the mapping between TINA’s Schematic Symbols and the Footprints used in TINA’s Integrated PCB Designer

Note: See also our previous video: Using the Footprint Editor in TINA, part 2: Setting and checking footprint names

Here is the circuit we will use

Note: We have already presented how to set the footprints of U2 in our previous video.

Start TINA

The most important thing in PCB design is that every part in your schematic must have a physical representation with exact physical size.

This is accomplished through so called footprints-drawings showing the outline and the pins of the parts.

In TINA, we have already assigned default footprint names to all parts which represent real components.

To check the footprints you can double-click on each part and check the Footprint Name of the Component Property dialog.

Double-click the R1

Click the … button in the Footprint Name line

and see the “PCB information” dialog where you can select from the available footprint names.

You can also see the 3D view of the different parts via the 3D package view field of the dialog.

Of course, there is no guarantee that the default physical representatives of the parts are the same as those needed by your design.

Now, we will use SMT Footprint

Select the R1608_0603 Footprint, then click OK

Click OK again

Alternatively you can use TINA’s “Footprint Name Editor” which you can invoke from the Tools menu

Select Tools

Footprint Name Editor

In this dialog you can see all of TINA’s components & the corresponding footprint names

To locate a part click the label then the Locate button

AIN+ and some parts (controlled sources,…) used for theoretical investigations do not represent real physical parts so you cannot place them on a PCB.

Clicking on the footprint name fields, you can select from the available footprint names.

From the Footprint name list select

C1608_0603 for C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6

In the dialog, components that do not already have a footprint name association will be denoted by red characters and also by “???” in the footprint name field.

in the U4 Footprint Name field click the ??? then the …

As we already have a footprint for U4 in TINA Package Database

Select the TINA library

Check in the All box

and select the LCD16X1 footprint from the list

then click OK

Finally select the JP100 footprint for VCC, Vin, VDD, OVD, REF

Click OK to close the Footprint Name Editor

Now the PCB footprints are associated with the parts.

If you open the TINA PCB Designer the PCB Footprints of the parts will appear

Open the TINA PCB Designer

Set the parameters as shown next

Check the Autoplacement option

Let’s adjust the board dimensions.

Enter 4.5 for the Board width and

2.3 for the board height

Click OK

The PCB footprints of the parts appear.

The parts are automatically placed on the board and connected with “rubber lines”.

Our task is now to move the parts into their final positions and instead of the rubber lines connect them with non-intersecting tracks on the two sides of the board.

We will show how to do this in our next video.

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