Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add my own values to components? Back

Components can have an unlimited number of values (attributes), allowing you to enhance the information stored with each Component by adding fields such as Manufacturer, Manufacturers Part Number, Bin Number, Distributor, Tolerance, MTBF Value etc.

When editing the Component in the Library Manager, choose the Edit menu and Values option to add Values and their own value string to the Component. Remember to save the Component to the Library once you've finished.

You must also use the Update Component option from the context menu for a selected Component in the design to reload it once any new values have been added to it. You must do this for both the Schematic and PCB designs.

If a new Component is being added to the design, it will take whatever Values have been added in the Library editor.

View Component values for a Component by selecting it in the design and using Properties from the context menu.

You can add extra Component Values into a Parts list by using the Report Builder option from the Output menu.

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