Course Overview



Boot Camp - Altium Designer - 3 Days




This training helps you quickly ramp up on the fundamentals of Altium Designer. In this training, you will create components using the symbol and footprint libraries, and use these components in both a schematic design and PCB layout. The PCB layout instruction includes: preliminary groundwork necessary such as layer stack up and rules; placement of footprints; and routing of connections. You will also get hands-on practice generating manufacturing files from schematics (BOM) and PCB (Gerber and drill files).


Watch the brief video on the highlights of this course.

 


You will progress through a standard project flow, modifying an existing design to include additional circuitry.

  • Day 1 - Schematic and PCB Libraries
  • Day 2 - Schematics
  • Day 3 - PCB Layout

The example project used in this course is available from the same example projects folder included with the Altium Designer installation.

You will add a new schematic to an existing project, and then pass along those components to the PCB to be placed and routed. After we ensure our PCB adheres to all our design rules, the PCB manufacturing output files can be created. All of the major subordinate tasks along the way will be examined, as well.

“Chip Pierce was an outstanding instructor. Deep understanding of and experience with the material, and ability to tailor the course to the skill level of the class made it an enjoyable 3 days ...”
Michael Rodzinski - Mechanical Test Systems Engineer, Tesla Motors, Inc.



At the conclusion of the course, you should be well acquainted with all of the steps necessary to successfully implement Altium Designer into their PCB production workflow.

You will be provided with a training manual (326-pages).

Cost: $2,750 (in-class); $2,250 (interactive, instructor-led online)



3-Day Course Agenda
Locations & Dates





"We had three days of some of the best training I can remember in my career. Chip handled all questions and maintained a formidable pace that covered a lot of territory and yet made sure no one got left behind. I have received a number of positive comments from the attendees. Things like “I wish I had had this training 3 years ago!” or “spent days trying to figure this out and it can be done on just a few clicks!” All in all it was a very valuable experience."

Jeffrey Milsap, P.E. - Medical Device Electrical Engineer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals



"We first worked with Nine Dot Connects via their Altium Designer Boot Camp course. This course was both informative and practical. The instructor gave us a lot of advice that only a seasoned veteran of PCB design and Altium could provide. We also contracted with Nine Dot Connects for PCB layout services. The work was done very quickly and with high quality. I can wholeheartedly recommend them for both design and layout. Thanks to their services we have been able to keep our project on schedule."

Timothy Benson - EE, Xylem Inc.



"Dan Goddard performed training for 5 people for three days at our facility, and it was absolutely worth it. By the end of the third day, all persons under training were capable of taking a design from a sketch to a PCB layout. The training was absolutely worth every penny, and Dan’s industry knowledge and expertise in PCB design was the key to this success."

Scot Shermer, Senior Engineer - GE Oil & Gas



“The combination of a structured training course and flexible coaching hours for diving into detail questions has greatly increased the value we extract from Altium Designer. Nine Dot Connects gives us the experience of having an in-house Altium expert to bounce questions off, but at a much lower cost than trying to hire someone with this experience.”

Colin O'Flynn - CTO, NewAE Technology Inc.



"Taking a design from a start to end in the proper order. I took this course from (another provider) a couple of years ago. (it was) taught out of sequence - didn't get around to talking about library parts until day 3. Complete waste of time. Your course was far more valuable."

Ken Gott - Development Engineer, Sciton Inc.



"Chip Pierce was an outstanding instructor. Deep understanding of and experience with the material, and ability to tailor the course to the skill level of the class made it an enjoyable 3 days. The flow of course material was logical and easy to follow, building on the lessons and days before.

Michael Rodzinski - Mechanical Test Systems Engineer, Tesla Motors, Inc.



“Nine Dot Connects trainer, Dan Goddard, is the best software instructor that I have seen in my 30 year engineering career. I have never seen an instructor so familiar with every feature of such a complex software product like Altium Designer. His extensive experience in using the software for numerous PCB designs allows him to impart extremely practical knowledge upon the trainees related to pitfalls encountered while using the software. There was no question that Dan could not answer. Outstanding course!”

John Tarmas - Electronics Engineer, Department of the Navy



“Dan Goddard taught a 3-day Altium class in Jacksonville from 9/6 to 9/8. He did an excellent job. I have not had such a good training class in long time. I had to leave before he finished the PCB routing section, so I did not get to say thanks for a job well done.”

Robert Loe, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE)