How To Simulate PCB in Open Source Software

A step by step tutorial to setup PDN simulation using open source software and much more. Thank you very much Lukas.

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00:00 What is this video about
02:44 What we can do in open source free simulators
09:34 Elmer software
13:43 Practical example: Simulating voltage drop in PCB layout
16:04 Exporting your PCB
20:09 Converting DXF to STEP
32:46 Converting STEP to MESH and to UNV
50:48 Simulating – setup
1:03:34 Running simulation
1:08:06 View results – open VTU in ParaView
1:09:44 Results: Voltage drop
1:14:00 Results: Current flow
1:17:34 PDN simulation in Altium
1:21:37 Comparing Open source vs Paid simulator results
1:24:28 Comparing simulation results with real measurement
1:31:49 Simulation on the top of simulation
1:35:14 Other simulators and tools
1:39:54 Open source laptop project
1:47:00 About PCB Arts
1:49:23 Vapor phase soldering