Quadcept : Creating Components

STEP 7: Confirming Pin Settings

Configure pin settings.
For pins, you can configure setting for "Pin No.", "Pin Name", "Toggle Display", "Electrical Characteristics", and "Remarks".

Ex.) Pin Settings

 


Item Content

Pin No.

Sets the Pin No. This is the reference for the Netlist and PCB linking.
It is also possible to register letters such as A and K.

Pin Name

Indicates the Pin Name. It is possible to display this on the schematic to make the pin characteristics easy to understand.

Toggle Display

You can select from "Hide", "Show All", "Show Pin", "Show Pin + Name", and "Show Pin + No.", and toggle the pin display status.

Electrical Characteristics

You can select from "Input Pin", "I/O Pin", "Output Pin", "Open Collector Pin", "Passive Pin", "HiZ Pin", "Emitter Pin", "Power Supply", "NC Pin", "Undefined Pin", and "Unused Pin", and set the Electrical Characteristics of the pin.
* When the electrical characteristics of a pin is set as "NC", the checkbox of "Non Connection" for the pin will be automatically checked when the component is placed on a schematic sheet. The pin point of the "Non Connection" pin will change into a "X"-shaped mark and the pin will not be checked by an ERC item, "Unconnected Pins". Also, if a wire is connected to the "Non Connection" pin, you can find it by a check item, "Connection to the unconnected pins" of ERC.
* If you set "Unused Pin" when there is a difference in the Pin Count between the symbol and footprint such as "Mounting hole (Boss hole)" or "Heat Pad", you can avoid "Assignment" violations.
For Electrical Characteristics, you can check the connection status using the Pin Connection Matrix check.

Remarks

You can enter comments for pins.

Add

Adds a pin on the pin list.

Delete

Deletes selected pin(s) on the pin list.

Copy All

Copies the contents of the Pin List to the clipboard. The contents can be confirmed and edited by pasting to a text editor or Excel, etc.

Paste All

Pin List Information that was edited using a text editor or Excel, etc., can be pasted.
* Pasting is done on the top item. Keep in mind that if sorting is done between copying and pasting, it may be offset.

 


Changing Pin Settings
The following will explain how to change pin settings.
(1) Select the "Pin" tab
(2) Configure each setting