This walk-through demonstrates how you can add and edit design part information either before or after part placement. After you complete this topic, you will be able to:
To follow along with this tutorial, continue with your design from Capture Walk-through 5 or use the included design file, CAPTURE TUTORIAL 6_PART INFORMATION.DSN under the ‘materials’ tab.Open in New Window
Note: To select multiple components, hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard.
Note: You can also assign the value during placement. Select Place > Power from the menu. Select VCC and OK. Before placing right click and select Edit Properties. Add 3.3V for the value and click OK. Now the component will be placed with the correct value.
Note: In the Property Editor, make sure to select the Parts tab.
Note: You can also activate the properties window by double clicking a component. Double click on text to change the value. You can change the Display Format in the Display Properties window.
Note: This will display the properties for all the components placed on Page 1 of the schematic. Footprints have not been assigned for capacitors, resistors, or the LED. Parametric information for the part placed through the Unified Search (Capture Walk-through 3: Placing Parts), has been automatically populated.
Note: If the footprint name is unknown, Open OrCAD PCB Designer. Select Place > Components Manually from the menu.
Select the Advanced Settings tab and check Library.
Return to the Placement List tab and select Package Symbol from the drop-down menu.
Search for *0402* and press Enter on the keyboard. This will return any footprint with 0402 in the name. Check the box next to the name to preview the 0402-CAP footprint.
Note: You can use the keyboard shortcuts CTRL+C and CTRL+V to add footprints
Note: This will allow you to verify the footprint in the Footprint Viewer.