PCB Layout CAD : Reading Net Information

Assigning Footprints (Assigning PCB Components)

Assigned footprints can be batch registered for components used on schematics.
For "Resistors" and "Condensers", etc., that use the same footprint, batch assignment is possible using Multiple Selection.
This greatly reduces the work time needed for registering individual footprints.

Using share (Component Shared Library), it is possible to use "Footprints" prepared for Quadcept.

Assigning Footprints
The following will explain how to assign all footprints for components on schematics as a batch.
(1) Open the schematic that is target for footprint assignment.
=> Even when multiple schematics are registered in the same project, you can open any of the schematics.
(2) Select [Edit]
=> [Assign Footprint].

=> The Assign Footprint dialog will open.
(3) Select a component from the list of components placed on the schematic.
=> For Multiple Selection, it is possible to reflect all.
(4) From the Footprint List, select the footprint that you want to assign, and then press the Assignment button.
=> It is also possible to assign by selecting and double-clicking another footprint.
(5) The footprint is added to the Component List.
=> The displayed footprint will become an active footprint when it is transferred to the PCB.

* For Assign Footprint, multiple registration can be executed for a single component. It is possible to switch as an Alternate Component from the PCB side.

If the Pin Count between the component and footprint is different, "X" is displayed in the Pin Alignment list.
Confirm whether there is a mistake with the footprint.

Assign Footprint Dialog Description

Item Description


Use this region to filter the list to only show the components you need. Select a target column to search from the drop-down list and enter your desired search terms in the text field. This is useful when you want to assign footprints only to specific components.

Show unassigned components only

Enable this option to filter the list to only show the components that have not been assigned any footprints.


Click this button to import / export a CSV-format file. This is useful when you want to assign footprints to multiple components at once.

* The following 4 columns are required in the CSV files to be imported. The key column is “Reference”.

Reference          :Reference designator
ComponentFileName      :Component name
FootprintFileName      :Active footprint
AssignedFootprintFileName1 :Alternate footprint. You can add this column up to 9.


Click the Assign button to assign the footprint selected in the right list to the component(s) selected in the left list.

Click the Remove button to remove the assigned footprint(s) from the component(s) selected in the left list.