LIBRARY EDITOR

Your library is the heart of your design process. It needs to be easily controlled, supporting collaboration between many users at different design stages – and even working on different designs

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DO YOU WANT TO CREATE YOUR LIBRARY QUICKLY AND EASILY ?

Save time by downloading pre-designed parts, symbols, footprints and 3D models from online component vendors and merge them into your library automatically.

WEB PART LOOKUP

eCADSTAR features direct integration to some of the world’s largest part vendors and online component libraries (Allied Electronic & Automation, Arrow, Digi-Key, Mouser Electronics, RS, SamacSys and Ultra Librarian).

The web lookup functionality allows you to find part information instantly, with direct access to live stock, pricing, and datasheets. In addition to part information and datasheets, many of the supported vendors provide eCADSTAR part data that you can download and merge into your library, for free.

PARTS WEB SEARCH & DOWNLOAD

Downloading parts is a fast and efficient method of building your library. Providing you with part properties, schematic symbols, PCB footprints and 3D models, all ready to use in your designs. Footprints map automatically to your specific library layers and color set, maintaining existing 3D model alignment. Reduce the need for part edits and reworks while keeping full control over library contents.

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UNIFIED & CENTRALIZED SINGLE LIBRARY

In eCADSTAR you can reference a shared library from all eCADSTAR applications.

You can access library data from eCADSTAR Library Editor, Schematic Editor and PCB Editor using the Library searcher panel. Approve parts within Library Editor to make them instantly available to designers. When you reload library information in Schematic or PCB Editor, your design is brought up to date with the latest changes. Until then, library-based design information stays as it is, so stability is under your own control.

TECH & RULES

Ensure your designs are manufacturable. Define board technologies and manufacturing rules in Library Editor. You can use them in multiple designs. You can make local changes to Technology and Rules during PCB layout. Switch seamlessly between layer stack-ups as your design evolves, with intelligent mapping to handle changed layer counts. As with library parts, you can synchronize your designs with the latest library content under your own control.

Symbol & Footprint Editors

The footprint and symbol editors provided within the Library Editor facilitate creation and customization to meet your company standards. Assign and align 3D models, natively, within the design environment or draw block shape data using 3D component areas, switching seamlessly between 2D and 3D views.

Pad & Padstack Editors

Generate pads and padstacks using the parametric editors, with one to many layer definitions allowing reuse regardless of the number of layers in your PCB design.