DownStream Techonolgies - Solutions for Post Processing PCB Designs

CAM350 Product Training

Course will feature Release 12

DownStream Technologies offers a CAM350/DFMStream Course focused on Design Verification and PCB Post Processing. This will be a great opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your CAM350 and/or DFMStream software. This course will cover how to verify and optimize design data prior to release to Fabrication.

Training Dates, Locations & Schedule

  • Bellevue Washington - April 3
  • Date Change: Toronto Canada - April 25
  • Request Training Convenient for you

Contact to inquire about upcoming courses, or to request a course in your area or at your facility.

Topics include:

  • Getting familiar with the GUI and other features
  • How to output data from various CAD systems
  • Gerber identification and import
  • Streams Rule Checking - how to set them up and why
  • Netlist Comparison and Design Compare
  • Design Rule Checking
  • Design for Fabrication (DFM)
  • Why and how to use the Design Analyzer
  • Putting together the completed design package for Fabrication
  • Utilizing the Universal Release Package

Inquire About This Course

Full Day Course 9AM-5PM, includes lunch and refreshments

Note: Please register 30 days prior to scheduled training date.

This course is intended for beginner to intermediate level users. We planned the materials to be informative, beneficial and challenging for all levels of PCB Design professionals.

If you wish to request "Regional Training" in a city near you, or personal training at your facility, please email DownStream and we'll be happy to discuss your options!


Course Outline

Data Preparation:

  • Proper output of Gerber and NC files for fabrication
  • RS-274d vs. RS-274x
  • CAD system output hints


CAM350 CAM Editor:

  • Input options
  • DXF to Gerber and Gerber to DXF
  • Comparing layers for differences
  • Adding Teardrops
  • Clearing Silkscreen from lands


Netlist Compare for the Designer:

  • IPC-d-356 creation in the CAD system
  • Using Streams RC for Netlist analysis
  • Comparing an IPC-d-356 Netlist to a Gerber extracted Netlist in CAM350
  • Verification of results in CAM350


DRC/DFM in CAM350:

  • Using Streams RC for Design Analysis
  • Proper setup of DRC to find potential Fabrication problems
  • Setup and save a generic DRC to run against all jobs
  • Parameters for running a successful DFF Analysis


The complete data package for Fabrication:

  • What is in the complete data package, what not to send
  • Format of Gerber files
  • What to include on the fabrication print
  • What to include in a “readme” file


Using the Universal Release Package Navigator


For more information about specific training classes, costs, training class availability or personal training at your facility please contact us.
Main Number: 800-535-3226 x623
Outside the US: 508-970-0670 x623