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Can I create a Schematic symbol in DesignSpark PCB and then select it for use in the Schematic design without creating a PCB symbol?

You can create a new Schematic symbol and store it in the Schematic symbol library. But before you can use it in a design you have to create a Component for the symbol and store this in the Component library for use in your designs. Typically, this is how power and ground symbols would be defined for example.



See Also

How can I use the Library Manager?

How can I manage embedded libraries?



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    Peter Sarro

    The reply to the question: 

    Can I Create A Schematic Symbol In DesignSpark PCB And Then Select It For Use In The Schematic Design Without Creating A PCB Symbol?

    Really doesn't help much because it leaves the basic question partially answered with to further information.

    The reply should include a link to some other tutorial on how to create a component and that should include creating the schematic symbol and the PCB footprint symbol.

    And actually, there should be a PDF or other document that goes through the process of creating a component that details everything using one or more examples.  

    Please advise me if there is such a tutorial and/or document that I can go through and that covers the entire process - rather than having to find bits and pieces -  of how to create a component.

    Thank you.


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