Capture Walk-through 11: Smart PDF

This walk-through demonstrates how to create a Smart PDF of your schematic design that you can view from a PDF reader. The Smart PDF includes a hierarchy that you can navigate through without losing your design IP. After you complete the topic, you will be able to: 

  • Configure the first-time setup for a Smart PDF 
  • Generate a Smart PDF  

To follow along with this tutorial, continue with your design from Capture Walk-through 10 or use the included design file, CAPTURE TUTORIAL 11_SMART PDF. DSN under the ‘materials’ tab.   

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  1. Select File > Export > PDF from the menu.  

Note: If this is your first time generating a smart PDF, you may need to download Ghostscript. You will see this red text. Click on the link and download Ghost script.  

  1. With Ghostscript installed, set the Converter Path to the location of the gswin64c file: 

C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.21\bin\gswin64c.exe 

  1. Browse for the Output Directory to set the location to save the PDF. 
  1. Leave the default settings for PDF Generation and click OK

Note: View part information by clicking on the part in the PDF. Click on a reference designator in the bookmark, the PDF will zoom to that part. The same can be done for pins and nets.  

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