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Getting Started With PROTEL 99SE

Question asked by Harshad Italiya in #Coffee Room on Jun 11, 2009
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya · Jun 11, 2009
Rank A1 - PRO
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Hello Ceans,

Well Protel is a very good tool for the PCB designing here I am going to post a introduction and basic function tutorial for you people after this tutorial you will be familiar with the PROTEL.

There are Main Three Parts when you are going to design a PCB
1.[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]Schematic Design.
2.[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]Add Footprints
3.[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]PCB artwork

Schematic Design: in this section you have to draw the interactive Circuit diagram.
Footprints: as you are going to Draw the layout of the PCB you must be aware with the Component size and according to that you have to place the outline of the particular component.
PCB artwork: in this section you have to decide the place or the components and also draw a connection line between components

We will see all this section in detail first of lets Start form scratch.


Make a New File:

Remember that .ddb is the extension for the Protel file


  • Click on the File->New There is a Window
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  • Click on the Browse Choose the Appropriate Folder where you want to save your file and also give the name you desired
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Here I had keep it in Test Folder and named it to XYZ.

  • Then Press OK you have now window like this…
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Now you have to work with basically four Documents of Protel

  • Schematic Document
  • PCB Document
  • Schematic Library
  • PCB Library
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There is Blank Window available now you have to Create the Documents here..
Do Right Click->New on that Blank Window
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Description of all these files we use mainly five among them…..
Document Folder: You can make a Folder in Protel to manage your Documents Properly.
PCB Document: Here you have to design the Layout and do artwork in this Document.
PCB Library Document: In this Document you can create your own Footprint for new Components.
Schematic Document: In this Document you can draw the Circuit diagram and add the footprint of the component here
Schematic Library Document: In this document you can design your own schematic symbol.


Now I had created one Schematic Document first.

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Now to place the components Click on Browse Sch [​IMG]


Choose your Component and Click on the Place button and do Left click to place that Component.
To remove selection do right click.

You can Zoom in and Out Using PAGE UP and DOWN key.
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Posted in: #Coffee Room
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya · Jun 11, 2009
Rank A1 - PRO
I am working for Next part will post it soon 😁
shailendravyas
shailendravyas · Aug 13, 2009
Rank E1 - BEGINNER
please tell me the next step or how to convert the schematic into pcb layout soon
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya · Aug 14, 2009
Rank A1 - PRO
shailendravyas
please tell me the next step or how to convert the schematic into pcb layout soon
Sorry for long delay, will post it soon.

Till than have a great time on CE. 😁
silenthorde
silenthorde · Aug 14, 2009
Rank C3 - EXPERT
Simply awesome....Thanx a lot dude.....Wanted to learn PCB design from GOd knows when...Great work...
silenthorde
silenthorde · Aug 14, 2009
Rank C3 - EXPERT
Mods Il make a humble request to make this thread STICKY...

We CEans don't want to lose this

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