Electronics Wiring Using Proteus Software

Electronics Wiring Using Proteus Software is design software developed by Lab-center Electronics for electronic circuit simulation, schematics capture and printed circuit board (PCB) design.

Also, Electronics Wiring Using Proteus Software has a virtual system modeling and circuit simulation application. The suite combines mixed mode spice circuit simulation, animated components and microprocessor modes to facilitate co-simulation of complete microcontroller based designs. Proteus is a single integrated application with Intelligent Schematic Input System [ISIS], Advanced Routing and Editing Software [ARES] and 3D viewer modules. Proteus 8 is a single application with many service modules offering different functionality (schematic capture, PCB layout, etc.).

The packaging that enables all of the various tools to communicate with each other consists of

three main parts:

1.Application Framework

Proteus 8 consists of a single application (PDS.EXE). This is the framework or container which hosts all of the functionality of Proteus. ISIS, ARES, 3DV all open as tabbed windows within this framework and therefore all have access to the common database.

2.Common Database

The common database contains information about parts used in the project. A part can contain both a schematic component and a PCB footprint as well both user and system properties.

Shared access to this database by all application modules makes possible a huge number of new features, many of which will evolve over the course of the Version 8 lifecycle.

3. Live Netlist

Together with the common database the maintenance of a live netlist allows all open modules

to automatically reflect changes. The most obvious example of this is wiring in ISIS producing rats nest connections in ARES but it goes much further than that. The new Bill of Materials module contains a live viewer and the 3D Viewer and Design Explorer are also linked into the live netlist.

This document covers the Proteus 8 application framework and other functionality related to the software suite as a whole.

Application Module for Electronics Wiring Using Proteus Software In Proteus 8 an application module encompasses functionality that opens as a top level tab inside the Proteus application. These include:

Proteus home page.

ISIS schematic capture.

ARES PCB layout.

3D PCB Visualization Tool(Viewer Modules).

Bill of Materials Generation.

Design Explorer.

Gerber Viewer.

VSM studio IDE.

1.Proteus Home Page for Electronics Wiring Using Proteus Software:

They are five sections in the home page, they include :

Getting started .





Getting started: houses the following

Schematic capture.

PCB layout.


Migration guide.

Help: houses they following

Help Home.

Schematic capture.

PCB layout.


About: houses all the details about PCB 8 professional.

Start: houses they following

Open project.

New project.

Import legacy.

Open sample.

Recent projects saved or running on the system.

NEWS: houses about the Proteus different packages with they dates.

2.ISIS schematic Capture means

I = Intelligent

S= Schematic

I= Input

S= System.

The basic function of the ISIS is its use in creating a schematic capturing platform using a

Virtual System Modelling (VSM).


ISIS environment consists the Following:

Menu Bar; which contents the File. Edit View Tool, Design, Graph, Debug, Library, Template, System and the Help options.

Standard bar; which contents the new file, save, Home, ISIS, ARES, 3D options etc.

Tools Bar; which contents selection mode, component mode and Instruments Mode options etc.

Status bar; which content run the simulation, stop the simulation, pause the simulation options etc.

The Schematic Capture Window is divided into three Basic parts:

Object Selector

Overview OR Preview Window

Editing Window


The Editing Window is the largest area of the screen and this is where the components are

Place and wired-up to form the schematic drawing.


The Overview Window is the smaller area at the top left of the screen. This is normal use the Overview Window displays, as its name suggests, an overview of the entire drawing – the blue box shows the edge of the current sheet and the green box the area of the sheet currently displayed in the Editing Window.


The Object Selector displayed the arrangement of all the component selected for any design. Such that when a new object is selected from the Object Selector the Overview Window is used to preview the selected object. Object Selector has PICK DEVICES and DEVICES



On the upper part of the object selector P is the PICK DEVICES: This is where component are selected from to design a circuit, It has schematic preview which help to determine the component that have PCB package, keyword to help navigate the window as well as the categories of the component source for it.

User Defined Device Pins

Device pins are, in fact, drawn as symbols and consequently you can define your own symbols for them. A variety of device pin symbols are supplied in SYSTEM.LIB.

Nevertheless, there may be some situations in which it is appropriate to define your own.

To make a user defined device pin

  1. Select an appropriate 2D graphics icon – typically the Line icon – from the Mode Selector toolbar.
  1. In the Object Selector select a graphics style. This will nearly always be the PIN style for a standard pin or the BUS WIRE style for a bus pin.
  1. Select and place graphics objects as required to form the body of the terminal. Any graphic that needs to have a fixed appearance should be edited, the appropriate Follow Global? checkboxes unchecked and the graphics style attribute changed.
  1. Select the Markers icon. Place a Node or Bus node marker where you want the wire or bus to connect to the pin, a Pin name marker where you want the pin name to be, and a Pinup marker where you want the pin number to be. You can also place an Origin marker to define where its origin will be.
  1. Tag the objects that will comprise the pin by dragging a tag-box around them with the right mouse button.
  1. Invoke the Make Symbol command from the Library menu, set the type to Device Pin and then select a name and library for the new pin.
  1. Click OK to complete the operation.

Editing an Existing Symbol

Any type of symbol may be edited by placing an instance of it and then using the Decompose command from the Library menu.

To edit a symbol:

  1. Place an instance of the symbol. This will be a Graphics Symbol, Terminal, Module Port or Device Pin, as appropriate.
  2. Tag the object by pointing at it and clicking right.
  3. Select the Decompose command from the Library menu. This will break the symbol into graphics and markers.
  4. Add, delete or edit the graphics and markers as required.
  5. Reconstitute the symbol according to the procedure from the previous sections appropriate to its type.


an item on the upper part of the object selector L is the DEVICES LIBRARIES. This is where all the component are stored such that when a designer all up any component the software all go directly the library and sort for it. Or

A device (in ISIS terminology) is a type of real world component such as an NPN transistor or a PIC microprocessor. It follows that a component placed on the drawing is an instance of a device. There are essentially three types of device:

  • Homogenous multi-element devices. These are parts for which there are several identical elements in the one PCB package. Typical examples would be a TL072 dual op-amp. The same pin will have a different pin number for each element, except for the power pins which tend to be common.
  • Single element devices. These are parts for which there is a one to one correspondence between the schematic symbol and the PCB package. Each pin has a single name and a single pin number.
  • Heterogeneous multi-element devices. These are parts where there are several different elements in the one PCB package, but where you wish to draw each element as separate component on the schematic.         The most common example by far is a relay, in which you wish to have the coil and one or more sets of contacts on different parts of the schematic.

ISIS also provides support for bus pins. Devices such as microprocessors and their associated peripherals can thus be drawn in very compact forms since their data and address buses may be represented by single pins. Wiring them up becomes a lot less tedious, too.

Whereas a single element device will have just one physical pin number associated with each schematic pin, multi-element parts and parts with bus pins all have multiple pin numbers for each device pin. This aspect of the device creation process is handled by the Visual Packaging Tool. In addition, this tool will allow you to create alternate packaging’s (each with its own set of pin numbers) for the same schematic part. A typical application of this would a microprocessor chip such as the PIC16F877 which is available in both DIL40 and PLCC44 packages.

Making a Device Element of Electronics Wiring Using Proteus Software Most of the devices you will encounter will involve only a single element. That is to say that by placing one component object, you account for all the pins in the physical part. This is in contrast to a multi-element part like a 7400 for which you need to place four gates to account for all the pins. Either way, the first stage in making a new library part is to place the graphics and pins for the device element or elements.

To make a Device Element:

  1. Place graphics objects to define the device body in the appropriate graphics style(s).
  2. Place device pin objects to represent the pins.
  3. Annotate the pins to assign name and types using any of the standard editing techniques.
  1. Tag all the objects that comprise the element. Then invoke the Make Device command and assign any default properties.


tools bar mode is the area or the Proteus ISIS mode that give and also enable the user to easily access the sign which makes the drawing more easier. They are as follows :

  • Selection mode.
  • Components mode.
  • Junction Dot Mode.
  • Wire level Mode.
  • Text Script Mode.
  • Buses Mode.
  • Sub circuit Mode.
  • Terminals Mode.
  • Device pins Mode.
  • Graph mode.
  • Active pop-up Mode.
  • Generator Mode.
  • Probe Mode.
  • Virtual Instrumentation Mode.
  • 2D Graphics Mode.
  • Oscilloscope.
  • Signal Generator.
  • Local Analyzer.
  • Pattern Generator.
  • Frequency Time counter.
  • Virtual terminal.
  • DC voltmeter.
  • AC voltmeter.
  • DC Amps meter.
  • AC Amps meter.

3.ARES PCB LAYOUT Electronics Wiring Using Proteus Software

ARES means

A= Advanced

R= Routing

E= Editing

S= software.


The basic function of the ARES is to provide a netlist based PCB  layout supporting software.

PCB design complete with a suit of high performance design automation tools. The ARES is use in accomplishing a complete ISIS design.

4.3D PCB Visualization Tool (Viewer Modules) Electronics Wiring Using Proteus Software.

This is an ARES that provides a way to extrude a layout and packages. This provides a pictorial form of component and how it is mounted on the PCB from several free software tools.

Proteus uses this format to import 3D models for footprints and also to export 3D representations of PCB boards to mechanical CAD products.

Familiarization 3D and 2D

3D Visualization of Components placement

A 3D design is a design that presents the pictorial design component placement in their height size and width the manner it should be placed during hardware implementation.

A 3D design is also use in presenting a Suitable  packaging for any design from their height, size and width the manner it should be view as the final hardware implementation.

All the components are place on 2D mode in the design IN ISIS schematic capturing. This can also be a single line, bus or components etc.

5.Bill of Materials Generation Electronics Wiring Using Proteus Software

This is the BQG environment where the entire component placed from the ISIS is use to form BEME. This helps the designer to automatically prepare Bill of Quantity from the components PCB. Constructing a Bill of Materials is an often necessary but frustrating task at the end of the schematic design phase. Fortunately, ISIS provides a completely flexible scheme which allows you to include as much or as little information as required. Launch the Bill of Materials module from the application module toolbar at the top of Proteus.

6.Design explorer.
7.Gerber Viewer:

This is the PCB environment where the entire component from the ISIS will be placed for routing .this helps the designer to choose the size of the board and also determine the placement mode of the components’ either on Button Copper, Top Copper, etc. The size of the trace is also determined here.

8.VSM Studio IDE.

The aim of this training is to take you through the process of entering a circuit of modest complexity in order to familiarize you with the techniques required to drive ISIS. The training starts with the easiest topics such as placing and wiring up components, and then moves on to make use of the more sophisticated editing facilities, such as creating new library parts.

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