How to get started with eCADSTAR (and what we learnt)

In this article, we will discuss why you should switch to eCADSTAR and how we can help.

Knowing how to make the most of eCADSTAR’s useful features and resources can help you avoid those early user mistakes. If you’re new to eCADSTAR, here’s how we suggest getting started:

Request an online demonstration so you can see eCADSTAR in action and its capabilities.

Start with the basics. The first thing you should do is familiarize yourself with the program’s GUI & basic selections, such as its file menu, tabs, and icons. You can then go on eCADSTAR’s interactive tour, and work through the inbuilt DIY training.

Browse through the list of tutorials available on the site. These tutorials will teach you how to use more advanced features, so they’re a handy resource if you’re looking for a quick way to learn something new in your spare time. FAQ’s are available from the start page.

At Quadra Solutions, we are committed to helping eCADSTAR users with our online resources.

eCADSTAR is a great tool for beginners and advanced users alike. Our aim is to remove the steep learning curve by providing a streamlined experience including set-up and installation, Migration ,Library management, Schematic capture through to PCB design.

Our website has a wealth of videos and guides to help you get started with eCADSTAR and how to migrate your designs from CADSTAR.

We also have a team of technical experts on hand who can help answer your questions about how to use the software effectively and to answer any queries you may have, even if you are not a subscriber yet. You can call, request a teams session or email our support desk. This service helps to get eCADSTAR implemented and up and running within the design office quickly.

The eCADSTAR software provides an intuitive user interface, which makes it easier for new users to pick up on their first day using it, whether your preference is using ribbons, shortcut keys or right click assist menu’s, eCADSTAR provides extensive options for customisation to suit your personal work flow.

And if you’re still new to schematic and PCB design software, our eCADSTAR essentials training course will cover everything you need to know to get started.

Our team will walk you through the basics of eCADSTAR in a 4 day training course that introduces the software and its key features.

The course takes you through the PCB design process from Library management and Schematic Capture to PCB design and Manufacturing outputs.

Speak with an experienced eCADSTAR representative who will help answer your questions about how best to use our tools, along with any other questions that come up as a result of using them. Whether you’re looking for more information on licensing or our support options, we will answer any questions or concerns you might have.

We have produced a series of eCADSTAR getting started guides to help you out.

The Getting Started Guides are available here and cover the following topics:

eCADSTAR Online Training Courses


eCADSTAR Tutorial Videos

eCADSTAR has been designed as an easy-to-use but sophisticated tool for designers at all levels of knowledge and experience. eCADSTAR’s intuitive interface makes it easy for beginners to use the software, but advanced users will also appreciate its versatility. With sophisticated tools for High Speed, Creepage, Signal Integrity, Power Integrity, Spice Simulation, IBIS AMI and more.

Even your mechanical team will appreciate what eCADSTAR has to offer, eCADSTAR’s 3D environment includes mechanical checking, which means mechanical constraints can be checked at PCB design level.

We hope this blog post has given you a good idea of what to expect when starting out with eCADSTAR. We would love to hear from you if you have any questions about our tools or software, so please feel free to contact us at any time.

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