This video goes through the process of adding parts from the parts catalog to your schematics.
It first shows you how to very quickly find and add a part.
Next it goes into further details of how to use the add part dialog.
Finally, it details several of the powerful formatting tools that are available for the grid display that shows all the parts found.
This video shows you how to modify a part by saving it to the library, editing the part in the library and then dragging the modified part over your original part.
This video show you how to use the Navigator in PCB-DEX to quickly and easily find the parts in your design. This works for both schematics and PCBs.
This video show you how to quickly create a custom block capacitor.
his video shows you how to replace a part in the design by simply dragging a part from the library onto a symbol in your design and it will be automatically replaced. This replacement will also include automatically wiring up the new part with connections that exist for the part been replaced.
This video continues from the 'Replacing an existing part in a PCB design' video and shows you an example of swapping a part for a drastically different one.
Searching for part prices and datasheets with PCB-DEX
This video show you how to quickly create a part for a Microchip ATMEGA16U2 high-performance, low-power Microchip 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller.
PCB-DEX comes with many parametric parts. A parametric part is a part than can automatically generate a 2D footprint/land pattern and a matching 3D model. All from a few simple parameters.
This video shows you how you can set the material texture for 3-D parts that you import into PCB-DEX. It also shows you how to modify the characteristics of the imported material to effectively have the equivalent of thousands of different textures.
This video shows you how to import a 3-D model from an external source into PCB-DEX. The part is also modified and the materials changed to give a more realistic appearance.
This video show the header produced by PCB-DEX/Active3D
This video show you how to easily renumber pads in either the part editor or on actual PCBs by simply clicking on each pad in turn.
This video show you how to create a PCB footprint from an image captured from a PDF displayed in a browser. The image is copied and pasted into the footprint designer and pads are traced over the image to produce the final footprint.
This video shows you how to create the part for a button battery in PCB-DEX. It shows you how to create the footprint/land pattern, the symbol and how to import a 3D model.
This video show you how to create a custom SOT223 for a BSP16T1 High Voltage Transistor in PCB-DEX
This video shows you how to add a thermal pad to a footprint to help conduct heat away from the device.
This video show you how to create a power mosfet device which uses both a custom pad configuration and a custom mosfet symbol.
This video shows you how to add round/elliptical, rectangular and polygonal pads to a custom part footprint/land pattern. It also shows you how to offset pad holes.
This video show you how to create a part for a Bourns 3362 potentiometer. It show you how to create the custom footprint/land pattern and the custom schematic symbol. It also show you how to import a 3D model and position in. Finally it shows the device being used on a PCB.
This video shows you how to split the symbol for a part that has already been placed onto a schematic into 3 separate symbols. This is done in order to split the functionality so you can place 3 different symbols for the same part on 3 separate schematics.
This video show you how to create a 4000 CMOS logic device (two triple input NOR gates and an inverter) using PCB-DEX. This demonstrates how to create probably one of the most complex parts for PCB-DEX. Once you master how to create one of these, all other parts will seem easy.
This video show you how to take a 4x5 quad PCB-DEX device and add pads and modify pads. It also show you how to add 3D objects.
Overview of Parts in PCB-DEX
In PCB-DEX, symbol terminal names and pin numbers can be moved independently of the symbol terminal. This video show you how.
This demonstration will show you how to quickly capture pin details for a schematic symbol from a PDF document. This will also work with text documents.