Quadcept : Screen Layout

Component Window

This is the window for managing and placing components. It is possible to easily find the component that you want to use from the many managed components.
From this window, you can find components for placing, and configure default settings for References and Values.

* By default, this is docked on the top-right of the screen.

Component Window Icon 
<What you can do>
- Search for, Place, and Edit Components (Symbols, and Footprints)
- Confirm, Manage, and Rename Components (Symbols, and Footprints)


Component Window Details


Select a type for referencing.





IPC Footprint


You can use share (Component Shared Library) ("Symbols", Components", "Footprints", etc.) stored in the Cloud Server managed by Quadcept.


Execute a component (symbols and footprints)Search.

When a search is executed and extraction is performed, the search frame becomes yellow as shown below.
In this case, keep in mind that the items are in extraction (filter) status.

Click the icon to clear.


Select a directory.

(When "Include Subdirectories" is checked, the contents of the directory below the selected folder will also be referenced.)


A list of components (symbols and footprints) in the directory is shown.

Selecting [Check Link Status] in the right-click menu of a component allows you to see whether a symbol / footprint is assigned to the component or not.
:Not Assigned

Various Operations on Component Window

You can perform the following operations on the Component Window.

Searching for Components / Symbols / Footprints
The following explains how to search for components / symbols / footprints in the Component window. After you have found your desired object, you can place it onto the currently active document by double-clicking on the object in the list. (* This works only when the selected object is placeable onto the active document.)
(1) Select an object type you wish to search for.
(2) Enter a search term and then press the "Enter" key or click the magnifying glass icon.


Editing Components / Symbols / Footprints
The following explains how to open an object to edit.
(1) Select a component / symbol / footprint in the Component window.
(2) Click "Edit".
An editing window for the selected object will open.


Placing Components / Symbols / Footprints
The following explains how to place an object from the Component window.
(1) Select a component / symbol / footprint in the Component window.
(2) Click "Place" or double-click the component / symbol / footprint.
You will go into the placement mode for the selected object.


Other Operations
From the commands in the right-click menu, you can copy / cut / paste / delete / rename selected objects.
Select a component / symbol / footprint, and then right-click to perform each command.

Convenient Shortcuts for the Component Window

When the Component Window has focus, you can use shortcuts to move the focus.

  Shortcut Content
1 Alt+S Moves focus to Object Type
2 Ctrl+F, Alt+D Moves focus to the Search Input BOX
3 Alt+F Moves focus to the Directory (share Filter)
4 Alt+G Moves focus to first search result