EMA Adds Virtual Classroom Training for OrCAD, PSpice, and Autodesk Users

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 26, 2010 — EMA Design Automation( www.ema-eda.com), a full-service provider of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, today announced Virtual Classroom Training - combining the experience of instructor-led classroom training with the convenience of online training for Cadence® OrCAD® and PSpice ® PCB design tools, and Autodesk® mechanical CAD tools. “Aggressive time to market project schedules are forcing end users to find creative ways to invest in learning,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “As part of cost savings initiatives, management has to cut down on travel expenses and reduce time out of the office. To meet these challenges, EMA has created a virtual classroom program that allows students to be in class without leaving their desk.”

“We were very satisfied with EMA’s virtual training,” said Cynthia Chacon, electrical engineer at A. O. Smith Water Products. “In our busy environment, it’s very difficult to leave the office. The virtual class not only got the training done like an in-house class, but because of the convenience, we were able to get more people into the training.”

This web-based environment enables participation in live training events without the need to travel. Students receive hard copy training material, listen to lectures from a live instructor, and work on training exercises by accessing virtual machines with software and lab files already loaded. Discussions with classmates and interaction with the instructor also help students with individual questions and reinforcement of the materials.

To ensure students maximize their time, the virtual classroom training courses have been structured into four to five hour blocks over a period of days allowing students to split their day between training and design work. Students are free to log in between live training sessions to spend more time on their course exercises as needed.

“These virtual training courses reduce time away from the office and add the convenience of accessing training programs from anywhere,” adds Marcano. “They enable efficient multi-site training allowing team members spread across geographic regions to train together as a group without leaving their respective offices.”

The initial classes available in a virtual format cover OrCAD Capture, Component Data Management with OrCAD Capture CIS and CIP, simulating with PSpice, and PCB layout with OrCAD PCB Editor. Classes for AutoCAD® fundamentals and solid modeling with Autodesk Inventor® will be available soon. For more information about EMA and its Virtual Classroom Training, visit www.ema-eda.com/training or call 800-813-7494.

About EMA Design Automation, Inc.

EMA Design Automation is a leader in product development solutions offering a complete range of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, product lifecycle management systems, services, training, and technical support. EMA is a Cadence® Channel Partner serving all of North America, an Autodesk® Authorized Value Added Reseller, and is an Authorized North American Distributor of Aldec® Active-HDL™. EMA manufactures the Component Information Portal™ (CIP), TimingDesigner®, and CircuitSpace®, and all are distributed through a worldwide network of value added resellers. EMA is a privately held corporation headquartered in Rochester, New York. Visit EMA at www.ema-eda.com for more information.

EMA Design Automation and Component Information Portal are trademarks, and TimingDesigner and CircuitSpace are registered trademarks of EMA Design Automation, Inc.
Cadence, OrCAD, and PSpice are registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Aldec is a registered trademark and Active-HDL is a trademark of Aldec, Inc.
Autodesk, AutoCAD, and Inventor are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries.
All other trademarks in this release are the property of their respective owners.


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