Quadcept : Creating Components

STEP 3: Inputting Attributes

Attributes refer to the setting operation for information related to components such as a rated value, multiplier factor, and manufacturer (10V, 50V, 250V, 10K). Attributes can be shown on a design sheet and exported to a BOM file. Add the items that you need and then set their values.

Attribute Input Example

You can also enter a URL in an attribute, and you can open it by clicking on the blue icon displayed in the Value.
By registering a URL such as a datasheet link, you can easily open and check the website in a browser.

The default attributes when creating new components can be set on the component attribute settings dialog.
For details about how to set default attributes, refer to Component Attribute.

Adding / Deleting Component Attributes

The following explains how to add/delete component attributes such as a rated value, multiplier factor and manufacturer. Attributes can be input as necessary without any restrictions.

Adding Component Attributes (New)
Adding Component Attributes (List)
Deleting Component Attributes

Adding Component Attributes (New)
The following explains how to add a component attribute by entering an attribute name.
(1) Click 「Add」
=> 「New」.
(2) Enter an attribute name and then click "OK".
A component attribute will be added.
(3) Enter a value.

 

Adding Component Attributes (List)
The following explains how to add a component attribute by selecting from lists.
(1) Click 「Add」
=> 「List」.
(2) Select a list from the pull-down menu of "Attribute List".

=> The contents of the selected list will be displayed below.
(3) Select an attribute you want to add and then click "OK".
The selected attribute will be added.
(4) Enter a value.
* By checking "Update Order of Attributes", you can add all the items in the list and update the order of attributes in the component according to the order in the list.
* Also, the lists in "Attribute List" can be edited in the component attribute settings screen. For details, refer to Component Attribute.

Quadcept links with the component databases owned by the online electronic component companies, Chip1Stop, Digi-Key and RS Components, and by registering the part numbers owned by each company in components, it is possible to check detailed parts information owned by them and to output BOM files that can be imported at their websites. For more details about the component link function, refer to here.

 

Deleting Component Attributes
The following explains how to delete a component attribute.
(1) Select an attribute you want to delete.
(2) Click "Delete".
The selected attribute will be deleted.

 

Attribute Screen

Attribute Screen

Item Description

Show

It is possible to toggle display of attributes when designing schematics/PCBs.
Checked    :  Shows the attribute.
Unchecked :  Hides the attribute.

"i" icon

It is possible to search for components owned by each company.
Also, you can check the detailed part information if a part number is registered.

Add (New)

Adds a component attribute by entering attribute names.

Add (List)

Adds a component attribute by selecting from lists.

Delete

Deletes a selected component attribute.

Up

Moves a selected attribute up.

Down

Moves a selected attribute down.

 

Add Attribute Screen

Add Attribute Screen

Item Description

Attribute List

You can select an attribute list from the pull-down menu.
Selecting a list will display the components attributes included in the list below.

Attributes in List

The component attributes registered in the list selected at "Attribute List" are displayed.

Update Order of Attributes

Checking this box will add all the items in an attribute list and update the order of attributes in a component according to the order in the list.

Select All

Selects all component attributes in "Attributes in List".

Deselect All

Deselects all component attributes in "Attributes in List".

OK

Adds selected attribute(s) to a component.

Cancel

Cancels attribute addition and close the dialog.