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First Steps Schematic to PCB



  • 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.

  • Boss .

    @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.

  • 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.  

  • Ramazan Ertan

    This so annoying program when trying to connect components unable to add net because there is no net classes.There is no way to add net classes.Initialize of program also big problem.Another problem is also add libraries,I dont know why they are using this useless program.There is NO expilicit problem solving in this site.Tutorials of on youtube are out of date most of them are useless.

  • DesignSpark PCB

    Hello Ramazan,

    Thank you for your feedback. The net class error is reported in select a technology file and the issue will be resolved.

    Regarding "Add Libraries" please ask your question using the "Submit a request" button as the online resource is now very large and you can request component models if the one you require is not available. Articles related to components and libraries are available here

    The community forum, FAQ's and support system provides an extensive problem solving recourse, again if you identify an area contact support and we will investigate.

    Yes the video tutorials are old and are being reviewed, if you find one that is confusing because of its age please again contact support and we will review it. Most videos are still relevant to the latest version except in any reference to the version. Due to user requests, we have replaced many of the original videos by FAQ's such that users can work through short FAQ's on specific tasks.
    We will be producing some new videos and again should you identify a specific topic or process let us know.

    Access to the application FAQ's and the community forum are available here



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