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.  
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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.  

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

C:Program Filesgsgs9.21bingswin64c.exe 

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  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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