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 CIRCUIT WIZARD - VARIOUS VIEWS OF CIRCUITS

(GENIE E18 PROJECT BOARD)

V. Ryan 2010

 

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REAL WORLD VIEW
(Using Circuit Wizard)
 
Circuit Wizard software, allows the circuit design to view his/her circuit in a variety of ways. This view allows the circuit designer to see what the circuit board and its components look like, when manufactured.
NORMAL VIEW
(Using Circuit Wizard)
 
This view allows the designer to see the layout of the components and their values. It also gives detailed information, regarding the position of the copper tracks. A printout of this view of the circuit is normally used when soldering the components to the PCB.
 
 
 
ARTWORK VIEW
(Using Circuit Wizard)
 
This is the view normally printed on a transparency. The transparency is then used in the first stage of manufacturing the PCB, during the use of the UV light box. Any imperfections to the printout, may cause more serious problems later, when the completed circuit is manufactured and tested. Minor errors with the transparency printout, are likely to prevent the circuit from working. Consider printing transparencies on a laser printer, rather than an ink jet printer. Ink jet printers produce a less consistent quality, when printing on transparencies.
SILK SCREEN (OUTLINE)
(Using Circuit Wizard)
 
This view is useful, when the circuit designer wants to view the positions of the components, on the PCB.

It is less confusing because the copper tracks cannot be seen. Also, it is easier to read the names/values of the components.
CURRENT FLOW VIEW
(Using Circuit Wizard)
 
This view can only be seen, when simulating the working circuit. The darker the red, the greater the current/voltage. Green means very low current/voltage. This view is useful when following the flow of current through a circuit.

The circuit below, shows a GENIE E18 microcontroller in operation, as viewed in ‘current flow view’.
 
 
 
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