David Cousineau

Dave has been an Applications Engineer for 20 years in the EDA industry. He started in 1995 at a mid-Atlantic reseller that represented PADS Software, ViewLogic, and a host of other EDA tools. He moved on to work directly for PADS Software, and stayed on as they were acquired by Innoveda and then by Mentor Graphics. He and a business partner formed a VAR of their own in 2003 (Atlantic EDA Solutions) to represent Mentor's PADS channel, and later on Cadence's OrCAD and Allegro products. Since 2008, Dave has been working directly for Altium and is based at his home office in New Jersey.

  • How to Create a 3D Donut and Other Unusual Shapes in Your PCB Design

    How to Create a 3D Donut and Other Unusual Shapes in Your PCB Design

    Learn how to create complex 3D shapes.

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  • How to Simplify Your Circuit Replication with Multi-Channel Design

    How to Simplify Your Circuit Replication with Multi-Channel Design

    Circuit replication, particularly in flat designs, presents several unique challenges that can be intimidating for any designer. Use a multi-channel design to efficiently replicate circuitry and...

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  • Design Prep: Centralizing Your Design Data

    Design Prep: Centralizing Your Design Data

    Electronics design, like cooking, requires having the right ingredients in place to complete your creations. What if all that information was located in a single, centralized location so that...

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  • Creating 3D Component Bodies in a Footprint Library

    Creating 3D Component Bodies in a Footprint Library

    In today’s PCB design process, you need to be able to integrate mechanical design workflows into an electrical design tool. Read on to learn how to easily create 3D component bodies in a footprint...

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  • Should You Place Bypass Capacitors Before or After the Circuit

    Should You Place Bypass Capacitors Before or After the Circuit

    A common disagreement between electrical engineers that I’ve run across is that it’s best practice to place a bypass capacitor “before the circuit” on the PCB. Some folks are such diehard...

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  • Communicate Design Intent with the Right Output Job File

    Communicate Design Intent with the Right Output Job File

    Learn how to save hours of manual labor by automating your output job file creation process using the Project Releaser in Altium Designer.In my previous blog post, I talked about the manual...

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  • Draftsman: Make the Software Do the Documentation

    Draftsman: Make the Software Do the Documentation

    You’ve routed your last route. Stitched your last via. Poured your last pour. You’re finally done with that board — but you’re not done yet! There’s still documentation to be done. You’ve routed...

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  • Using 3D STEP Models to Reduce Design Respins

    Using 3D STEP Models to Reduce Design Respins

    Integrating mechanical design workflows into electrical design tools has become a necessary component of today’s successful PCB design processes. But transferring inaccurate design data back and...

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  • Design Tip: Using the PCB Release View to Automate Output Job File Processing

    Design Tip: Using the PCB Release View to Automate Output Job File Processing

    There are many ways to peel an orange - so to speak - and some are better than others. And when it comes to generating fabrication and assembly outputs from your designs this adage holds true. In...

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