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First Steps Schematic to PCB

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    Bob Found

    Good video, but a comment on the package:  Most, if not all, hobbyists who would use this program don't care about part numbers, like stock numbers for resistors.  I'm confident this information can be hidden, if not, then I wouldn't use it just for that reason.  I have tons of resistors, I have no idea what the part number is.   For manufacturers, this information is required, but then they can afford a more extensive package than this.   I use a purchased version of DipTrace (they also have a free version) that allows me to edit and create parts.

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    @Bob, I have been using this package professionally since V3, it meets all the requirements for our analogue and  uC designs, without any commercial usage constraints or size/pin count limits, BOM, reports etc are most useful for us. Just use what you need and benefit from the features being available when needed.

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    Peter Sarro

    The video First Steps Schematic To PCB is very good: If you're having some difficulty as a new user this video will clear up the mysteries of how to use DesignSpark starting with schematic creation through to pcb layout.  This video of course does not go into subtleties but will touch the major areas and get you up and running.  There should be a print version as a PDF as well, but this video works.  If you have a dual-monitor setup then you can, of course, watch the video on one monitor and have DesignSpark running on the other monitor and follow along and do the steps as shown in the video.  

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