Schematic Capture : Placing Components

Difference Between Placing Components and Placing Symbols

With Quadcept, schematic shapes are managed using Symbol Files, and they can be placed as they are.

As with components, symbols can be placed on schematics, and they can be edited for exporting to the Netlist.

The difference with components is that it is possible to manage information such as attributes and footprints for components in advance.
* Symbols only indicate a shape.
In addition, to transfer a symbol to a PCB, it is necessary to execute componentization using [Replace Symbol to Component].

This is convenient when you want to temporarily place a resistor or condenser before selecting a component.

After placing to a schematic, symbols are displayed in a lighter color as shown here in order to distinguish components and symbols.

Component Symbol