Course detail

Design Systems of Printed Circuit Boards

FEKT-BKC-NSPAcad. year: 2022/2023

Systems for designing of electrotechnical schemes in relationship with creating of printed circuit boards (ORCAD, PADS). Drawing and editing commands, commands of screen operation. Work with libraries of electronic components. Electronic checking of the scheme. Interconnection to systems for creating printed circuit boards (PCB), PCB design, interconnection to simulating systems (PSPICE, EVB and others). Creating output files for production of PCB. Production of designed printed circuit after its simulation.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to:
- Use Software systems Pads and OrCad for schema design and printed circuit boards
- Use design rules when designing schema
- Describe the characteristics of the library components and define their parameters
- Create PCB design and the design take into account the specified requirements and material specifics DPS
- Prepare technological outputs for PCB production


Students who take the course registration should be able to use basic physical and electrical principles as related to simple electronic circuits.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures and computer laboratories practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

    • practical tasks OrCad  …    40 points
    • Ppractical tasks PADs   …     40 points
    • exam             …    20 points
exam consists of a written test questions)

Course curriculum

1. Orcad – Basic elements of Capture design
2. Creating new design, generating netlists
3. Design of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) in OrCad, editing tools
4. Advanced settings OrCAD Layout
5. Pads Logic editor of schemes, environment, principles of drawing the diagram
6. Editor schemes Pads Logic editing possibilities, creating netlist
7. Pads Layout, Introduction, the environment, the process of board design, fabrication outline plates, stretching netlist
8. Pads Layout, layout of components, board design without a netlist
9. Pads Layout, manual routing, drawing connections, check the design
10. Import and export of changes from pads logic, outputs, dictionary for pcb
11. PADS Router, examples of manual routing
12. Technological outputs, creation of filling the drawing
13. Linking with other CAM programs, questions and answers

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge in the areas of computer PCB design.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

manuály k programům (EN)
elektronická skripta Návrhové systémy plošných spojů (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKC-MET Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Orcad editor of schemes - basic commands for drawing, work with the screen, export of the scheme to the editor of boards, creating netlist.
PCB Eagle editor - commands for creating printed circuit boards, technological output
Work with libraries - editing, use
ORCAD - introduction to the problems, design environment, work with the editor of schemes, interconnection with the built in simulating program Pspice, creating netlist.
Bases of simulation in Pspice
Design of boards in Orcad program, editing commands, printing, technological outputs.
Pads Power Logic editor of schemes, environment, principles of drawing schemes, editing possibilities, creating netlist.
Generating outputs - printing the scheme, specification card and other reports, eco-annotation of changes, other commands, dictionary for logic
Pads Power PCB introduction to problems, environment, process at designing the board, making the outline of the board, pulling the netlist
Layout of parts, drawing connections, board design without the netlist, checking the design.
Import and export of changes from pads-logic, outputs, dictionary for pcb
Blaze router, environment, connection between router and DPS design, bases of using router.
Standards for DPS design, technological environment, requirements for DPS production.

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Eagle editor of schemes
PCB Eagle editor of schemes
Work with libraries
Orcad editor of schemes, interconnection with the simulating program Pspice
Bases of simulation in Pspice
Design of boards in Orcad program
Pads Power Logic editor of schemes
Generating outputs, eco-annotation of changes.
Design of boards in Pads Power PCB
Layout of parts, board design without the netlist
Blaze router
Generating outputs from Pads Power PCB
Checking EMC by the Hyperlinx program