Design a component in sections

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alpha32
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Design a component in sections

#1 Post by alpha32 » 09 May 2021, 19:58

I am designing a schematic that has several PCB header terminal blocks. I would like to have blocks on the PCB, eg 6 position, but on the schematic it is more convenient to show two 3 position blocks. Is it possible to design a component to achieve this?
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Re: Design a component in sections

#2 Post by Tomg » 09 May 2021, 20:44

Yes. Create a new custom component in the Component Editor, add a second part (Part 2) by right-clicking on the [Part 1] tab at the bottom-left side of the Design Area and selecting "Add" in the context menu. This will allow you to split your new component into two parts. Here is an example of what that might look like in the Component Editor...
2pc.png
Don't forget to attach a pattern and resave the custom library.
Here is an example of the two parts of the same component placed in different locations on the schematic...
se2.png
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Re: Design a component in sections

#3 Post by alpha32 » 19 May 2021, 20:50

Great, thanks

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