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Ansys PathFinder-SC
Getting Started

Course Overview

This hands-on course is designed for new or current Ansys Pathfinder users who may want to refresh their skills or get training on the following topics:

  • Configure and run static ESD layout checks prescribed by foundry or determined by design teams.
  • Debug results to identify grid weakness along esd discharge paths that could potentially cause ESD induced failures.


  • Basic understanding static ESD layout checks.

Teaching Method

Explanation of training slides and demo to help user get an overview on how to configure and use tool.

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of PathFinder-SC modelling and flows, as well as a basic proficiency of how to run the tool for different analyses.

 Available Dates

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.


This is a 1-day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 1 x 4-hour session lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session / Live Classroom Day

  • Short introduction to Ansys SeaScape platform
  • Short introduction to ESD signoff analysis
  • Overview of Pathfinder-SC flow in SeaScape
  • Clamp modelling in PathFinder-SC
  • Configuring resistance and current density checks in PathFinder-SC
  • Use PathFinder-SC GUI to review and debug resistance and current density results
  • Demo of tutorial testcase that covers clamp modelling, resistance and current density checks.