Smart PDF Generation

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, continue working with the design completed in PSpice Walk-through 6 or open the provided board file in the folder directory, PSpice Walk-through 7_Smart PDF.

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Step 1: Select File > Export > PDF.

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.

Step 2: With Ghostscript installed, set the Converter Path to the location of the gswin64c.exe file.

Step 3: Browse for the Output Directory to set the location to save the PDF.

Step 4: 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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