A Complete Tutorial on How To Use Proteus ISIS & ARES, complete guide on proteus, how to use proteus isisHello friends, I hope you all are fine and having fun. In today’s tutorial, I will provide you a Complete Guide on Proteus ISIS & ARES. I will start from very basics & will gradually move towards complex projects. I have already shared a lot of tutorials on Proteus software on my blog, I will add their links in today’s tutorial as well, in the projects section.

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Course Content of Proteus Guide

I have divided this tutorial in few sections and you have to follow them in sequence and at the end of this course, I hope you will be able to create any simulation in Proteus ISIS & also design its PCB model in Proteus ARES. These sections are as follows:

  • In the 1st section of this course, we will have a look at few basic concepts in Proteus, which are necessary for a beginner to understand.
  • In the 2nd section, we will discuss various components available in Proteus. I know there’s countless components in its database and we can’t discuss them all but we will have a look at most commonly used components i.e. DC motor, servo motor, serial port, etc. We will design some simple electronics circuits in Proteus to get better understanding.
  • In the 3rd section, we will have a look at How to simulate different Microcontrollers in Proteus ISIS, and we will also simulate different sensors in it. Moreover, I will guide you How to Install 3rd Party Proteus Libraries.
  • In the 4th section, we will first have a detailed introduction to Proteus ARES & then we will design different PCB boards in it, both single layered and multi-layered.
  • In the 5th section, we will see how to design a component in Proteus along with its PCB footprint, if it’s not already in Proteus database. Its important, especially when you need to design a PCB in Proteus.
  • In the 6th section, we will simulate different final year complex projects.

Complete Guide on Proteus ISIS & ARES

  • I have created above mentioned sections and added respective links in sequence.
Section 1: Basics of Proteus ISIS

So, let’s get started with Basics of Proteus ISIS, these are very basic tutorials, so if you have worked on Proteus before, then you can skip this section. Although, I would recommend you to read them once:

Section 2: Components Available in Proteus ISIS

Proteus has a wide range of components in its database. Using these components you can design almost any kind of circuit and can test and debug it. Below tutorials mention few of these components, which are most commonly used while working on Proteus.

Components Libraries for Proteus

Proteus has a wide range of components available in its database. But it happens quite a lot that you search for some component in Proteus but you can’t find it in Proteus database. For such cases, Proteus has given a method using which you can design your component in Proteus and can add all of its features in it. Its quite a lengthy process and needs a lot of effort as it involves creation of DLL files using C++ and VSM. We have designed few components libraries for Proteus, using which you can simulate that component or module in Proteus. Here’s the list:

Arduino Projects in Proteus

Arduino is most widely used Microcontroller board these days, which is famous for its flexibilty and ease of use. Arduino board is not available in Proteus but we have provided with Arduino libraries using which you can quite easily use Arduino in Proteus and can test your circuits in Proteus before implementing them in hardware. Below are the tutorials and projects in which we have used Arduino in Proteus.

PIC Microcontroller Projects in Proteus

PIC Microcontroller is another microcontroller which is used by engineers in engineering projects. This microcontroller is available in Proteus so we have designed few projects on it which are mentioned below:

8051 Microcontroller Projects in Proteus

8051 Microcontroller is another microcontroller series which is quite popular and is used in engineering projects quite a lot. 8051 Microcontrollers are also available in Proteus and most normally used 8051 Microcontrollers are AT89C51 and AT89C52. I have shared many projects on 8051 Microcontroller, which are as follows:

Sensors simulation in Proteus

Proteus has a wide range of sensors available in its database. We have designed simulations of few of these sensors which are mentioned below. Ultrasonic sensor is not available in Proteus so we have provided its library so thaat students can easily interface and test it in Proteus. These sensors’ simulations are mentioned below:

555 Timer Projects in Proteus

555 Timer is known as the king of electronics projects after microcontrollers. 555 timer is used in a lot of electronics projects where you need to ddo control or generate some timing or PWM pulse. 555 Timer is available in Proteus and have designed a lot of tutorials on it, which are mentioned below:

PCB Designing Tutorials in Proteus ARES

Proteus not only provide the capability of circuit designing and testing but also provide the facility of designing a PCB. Proteus comes with two packages one is named as Proteus ISIS in which we design our circuits and the other one is Proteus ARES which is used for PCB designing. Here we have post tutorials on How to design PCBs in Proteus.

So these are the tutorial on which I have written. If you guys stuck at any point, feel free to ask in comments and I will try my best to satisfy you as much as I can. Moreover subscribe to our mailing list so that you get these tutorials rite into your mail box. Stay blessed & take care.


    • Hi bro,

      I am writing the next part of this tutorial …. As soon as I am done, I will post it here …. be patient as it really takes time …. :))

      So stay tuned to get such exciting tutorials.


  1. hi eng, sayed i would like to ask you about the best source [book /site] to learn C (advanced level) & assembly (from scratch)…. i know this question does not relate to the tutorial, excuse me.

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  2. Hi,

    Can you tell me where can I find more libraries to use with Isis/Ares?

    What can I use on Isis as a symbol for a toggle switch?

    What I need is a toggle that will allow me to select between to inputs, with just one output.

    What are the symbols I may use for V+ and V-? I found only that inverted triangle with a line. Are there any others?

    Are there forums for Isis/Ares besides the official one?


  3. hello sir … what ever you have post is very good …. i want to know how i interface hall effect sensor using atmega 16 in proteous ? if sensor is not available in proteous ….. and how to add library of that sensor

  4. I am designing a solid state marx generator on proteus. However it always shows the error ‘time step too small’. Please help me to solve this error. I have also tried connecting a high value resistor in parallel to the capacitor. The error stopped but I am not able to get desired output.

  5. Hi all.thanks for your Proteus Tutorials,they were great.
    I’m Alireza Mashofi and studying Power_Electrical and I’m in my forth year.I want you to give me some information about which microcontroller is the best and what microcontroller do you suggest?
    I got confused.at the present time I have learned AVR and a little about ARM but when I was reading your tutorials,I saw you mostly use PIC and Arduino.
    I also have a question about my assignment that my teacher has given me to do.my assignment is :Write an Assembly Program for getting a character by means of Keyboard and Morse Code produced by an Output Port.
    I have written its program but i wanted to burn it into microcontroller and simulate it into Proteus.
    if you have any help,please give it to me.
    thank you again.

  6. Could you please assist with a code for a system that can send text messages using GSM and also can receive commands from GSM text messages. Please i am in a dire strats

  7. I want to know to gas sensor i.e. MQ6 interface with pic 18f4520 in Proteus.
    Can u assist us about simulation of it. its must need to us.

  8. Hi!
    i want to know if we can simulate a GSM based AUTOMATIC ENERGY METER in proteus. the main copmonents in my project are : GSM module, AT895s2 microcontroller, max 232, eeprom, lcd and an energy meter for providing electrical pulses.

    thanks in advance!

  9. Everytime i run a simulation on proteus it shows error cannot open mingw\bin.sdf.I have also tried installing other versions of proteus e.g 7.8 but all of them show the same error,please help me solve this problem.

  10. Hi, i’d like to ask ,if i can simulate a 3-phase inverter in proteus for driving an ac motor using spwm teqnique. I know that i can’t simulate ac motor in proteus, i wonder if i can only see the outputs using an oscilloscope in order to test my code.Thanks .

  11. Sir, can u teach me on how to send a gps data to a microcontroller pic16f877a using easy hdl generator in proteus??? I dont know how to simulate it… please sir i need help… im running out of time… i just need a proteus file on which a microcontroller is connected to an HDL.
    About the coding… ill try my best sir. Please help me, i am BS EE student.
    thanks in advance.
    Gmail: saadnasser71@gmail.com

  12. tnx for ur help
    but i want simulate”wireless dc motor control using xbee module” in using 2 arduino and 2 xbee in proteus
    if u havee i am very much glad tnxxx

    • Hi,

      Kindly add me on Skype and we will discuss it in detail. My Skype id is theenggprojects. We can provide you this complete simulation for $50.


  13. I’m building car tracking device using Arduino UNO.
    simulatig the circuit on proteus results in error AVR not defined.
    P.S i’ve given the right path to controller.

  14. Good day.
    Sir, please help me how to configure the transformer properties (the primary and secondary inductance) so I can get desired output. I use tran-2P2S.
    For example I can get 15VAC, 3A from Vsine with 220V, 50Hz.
    If you have the formula, could you share with us.
    Thank you very much.

    • Hello Handy.
      I hope you mean this formula for the transformer.

      Transformer Formula
      Np/Ns = Up/Us = Is/Ip

      Np = primary windings
      Ns = secondary windings
      Up = primary voltage (V)
      Us = secondary voltage (V)
      Ip = primary current (A)
      Is = secondary current (A)

      Good luck.

  15. Hello, please excuse my english is no so good. I speak Spanish. I am install Proteus 8 Profesional on my PC and it run ok but no load any libraries. I read the tutorial and do what it says but the software is tell that ¨No Library found¨. ¿What can i do? ¿Is mi software wrong or corrupted? Is a craked proteus 8.Please help. I am actually work whit Multisim 14. Is a godd software but i want to tried whith something new and Proteus is look like a good software for Simulation and PCB Design.

  16. Hello people,

    I want to thank the creator of this page, in my country and very difficult to know about proteus, the designers do not provide much, I have developed on my own, and now the company I work with was negotiated with a Mexican group and I have to realize many projects and I need urgently of knowledge in Arduino and other projects for new technologies that I develop in my company.
    Thank you, from now on we will be in touch, I am available if you need help.

    Sorry for the english

  17. hi there I am new on embedded system and trying to learn it, could you please send me proteus so I can start learning step by step, thanks a lot.

  18. Hi Syed Zain Nasir

    I want to make a Esp12f simulator model for Proteus. could you explain how to make a model like the GSM or Gps you have made

  19. Hello @sir Sued Zain Nasir.
    Am am very happy to be here. Thank you sir for your good passion to reach out to millions of engineers all over the world via this platform. I have learned a lot from you. Thank you sir.
    I humbly want to ask if you have develop Proteus Library for DTMF IC. I have a need to simulation of my project work in Proteus. But I can’t get the DTMF component. I will be very happy if you can help me sir with the link to download its library. I.e DTMF ic. Thank you sir.

  20. Impressive job here, I’m glad to be here.
    I have a challenge finding LoRa library for proteus simulation.
    kindly help out please.

  21. Salam, bro I need the APDS9960 proximity gesture sensor library for proteus, if you have this, please provide this in your website.
    I will be waiting for confirmation, u can send the library file in my mail. thanks

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