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PCB123 Library Corrections

As footprints and symbols are updated with corrections you will need to remove the old libraries from your PC and download the updated library files.

The following example shows what the updated library information will look like and how to delete the old parts and download the updated library files. In the future we will provide a web page listing the parts that are corrected (updated library information) which includes the libraries that have been ...
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v4.1.25 netlist importing issue

When you import a netlist into PCB123 the program is currently sorting the list of parts by part type and doesn't handle the spaces in your part type names.

Example: Your part type names are listed as follows: HEADER 1, HEADER 16, HEADER 3, HEADER 4, HEADER 8, HEADER 9.

The netlist import tool stops reading at the space and combines all of these in a part type HEADER.

If the part types in your ...
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Schematic symbol does not update after editing

This problem you are experiencing is a know issue that we hope to have resolved in a future release. The original version of the edited symbol is stored with the board file. If you close your design and start a new layout you could add the modified part and you would see the updated symbol. If you are too far along in the current schematic to start over, you can use the updated symbol by ...
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Updated: PCB123 Parts Creation Process

A. Create a footprint: If you want to start with an existing footprint select Design > Edit
Footprint from the PCB123 layout screen to search our library for the desired footprint. Here you can load the part in the footprint editor verify the footprint and edit if needed.

1. Start in the Layout tab overlooking your board outline. If you do not have a board outline
in view you can still create a new footprint ...
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Placing and Editing ports

You will need to use the various ports to add and change nets assigned to wires. You can use off page ports to represent connections to other pages and the global port for same page connections that are not power or ground.

You may want to name the port before placing it.
1. Select the desired port. Select Insert Add Port or use the Add Port tool bar shown below.

select port.JPG ...
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