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How can I download additional parts and libraries?

In addition to the on-board library for DesignSpark Electrical, which comprises around 250,000 parts, there are additional parts available in the Trace Parts online portal, these can be easily accessed and added to your own library.

When using DesignSpark Electrical there are two easy ways to access the online library. Either go to Help > Online content,

 

 or via Library > Manufacturer parts manager > Online content.

 

Either route will take you to the repository of parts within Trace Parts online where you can browse or search for the parts you need.


 

Once you have found the part to download simply click on the download button in green on the right side of the page.

 

When the file has been prepared, click download once more.

 

The part will be downloaded to your local system. At this stage, using either of the navigation routes initially described, go to the Local content button instead and retrieve the newly downloaded part.

New parts can initially be loaded into the Unclassed elements library, and can be dragged and dropped into a more relevant classification if necessary within the Manufacturer parts manager menu.

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    Giovanni Schillaci

    which scale when importing files ? i mean importing dwg or dxf files

    i did with Autocad but is more than 10 times bigger.

    how to add new classes?

    i'm working with non standard parts, and i got footprint, i need to create different classes with different parts library.

     

    thank you

     

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    G b

    The  description below  cannot be practically implemented . Where do you find Unclassed in any of the menus ? When loading online cad files they disappear into DesignSpark program , never to be found .

    ."New parts can initially be loaded into the Unclassed elements library, and can be dragged and dropped into a more relevant classification if necessary within the Manufacturer parts manager menu." 

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