Search Path - paths defined on this tab are searched for suitable library types, and detected components and models are then made available. Typically used for simulation models, not recommended for schematic and PCB components/models as all folders / files are searched. On the Installed tab of the Available Libraries dialog, click the Install button and select Install 2. from File . The Open dialog will appear, locate and Open the Miscellaneous Connectors.IntLib (typically in 3. C:\Users\Public\Documents\Altium\AD15\Library\ ). Close the Available Libraries dialog. 4. Placing the Connector Once the Miscellaneous Connectors.IntLib has been installed: Select Miscellaneous Connectors.IntLib from the Libraries list in the Libraries panel. The 1. connector we want is a two-pin socket, so type *2 into the Libraries panel filter field.
Select Header 2 from the parts list and click the Place button. Press Tab to edit the attributes 2. and set Designator to Y1 and check that the PCB footprint model is HDR1X2 . No Value parameter is required as you would replace this component with a power source when simulating the circuit. Click OK to close the dialog. Before placing the connector, press X to ﬂip it horizontally so that it is in the correct orientation. 3. Click to place the connector on the schematic, as shown in the image below. Right-click or press ESC to exit part placement mode. 4. Save your schematic by selecting File » Save from the menus (shortcut: F, S ). 5. Circuit with all parts placed. You have now placed all the components. Note that the components shown in the figure below are spaced so that there is plenty of room to wire to each component pin. This is important because you can not place a wire across the bottom of a pin to get to a pin beyond it. If you do, both pins will connect to the wire. If you need to move a component, click-and-hold on the body of the component, then drag the mouse to reposition it. Component Positioning Tips To reposition any object, place the cursor directly over the object, click-and-hold the left mouse button, drag the object to a new position and then release the mouse button. Movement is constrained to the current snap grid, which is displayed on the Status bar, press the G shortcut at any time to cycle through the current snap grid settings. Remember that it is important to position components on a coarse grid, such as 5 or 10. You can also re-position a group of selected schematic objects using the arrow keys on the keyboard. Select the objects, then press an arrow key while holding down the Ctrl key. Hold Shift as well to move objects by 10 times the current snap grid. The grid can also be temporarily set to 1 while moving an object with the mouse, hold Ctrl to do this. Use this feature when positioning text.
- Summer '15
- Printed circuit board, Schematic Editor