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Offline jones12Topic starter

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Aus Standards for PCB Design and Schematics
« on: August 01, 2016, 06:39:12 am »
Hey guys

I'm about to start using Altium Designer for some uni projects and we have to produce professional standard drawings. We have access to the Australian standards library through uni, but they tend to be quite large docs and if I download the PDF's they expire after 3 days.

So I am wondering if there is a book or some sort of publication (Website, guide etc) on the Australian Standards for Electrotechnology professional standard drawings mostly interested in schematics.

Cheers guys

Caleb.
 

Offline Rerouter

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Re: Aus Standards for PCB Design and Schematics
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 07:12:55 am »
As far as schematics go, I am not aware of any standards or any need for one, as the designer you draw it as a clear enough reference for yourself or your team, and add comments or notes or part numbers in your own fashion,

Larger companies may have a style guide but that is where it would end,

As far as the PCB layout, there are defiantly compliance standards such as voltage separation of conductors, and radiated and conducted noise. Fault tolerance and protection methods, e.g. grounding metal enclosures or having an input fuse.

Then there are just the general rules of thumb common to layout such as don't route high current next to high impedance or you will have signal crosstalk.
 

Offline jones12Topic starter

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Re: Aus Standards for PCB Design and Schematics
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 07:27:18 am »
Ahh I see, I know there is an Australian Standard doc on it but if the industry doesn't follow an official standard as such then I'm happy to go with that haha.
We're only doing small scale stuff at the moment (motor control through a PIC) so no high voltage rails or anything.

Thanks Rerouter
 

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Re: Aus Standards for PCB Design and Schematics
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 10:06:23 am »
Australia I believe doesnt produce standards for electronics, since it is a "small" country. Follow the European standards for the schematic, or the American. Use imperial for schematic still, if you dont want to re draw every single component though, and metric for the boards.
I use US for gates and IEC for everything else.
 

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Re: Aus Standards for PCB Design and Schematics
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 01:31:48 pm »
Look up AS NZS 1100 Technical Drawing also DEF AUST 5084 the Australian military standard.

As others have said we usually get European standards and re badge them as Australian standards.

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Steve W
« Last Edit: August 01, 2016, 01:34:20 pm by steve_w »
So long and thanks for all the fish
 

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Re: Aus Standards for PCB Design and Schematics
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 02:10:43 pm »
We use the European standards, you'll notice resistors in Aussie schematics are boxes rather than zig zag lines.
 


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