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Overview of Parts

Overview of Parts in DEX-PCB

 

Parametric Parts

DEX-PCB comes with many parametric parts. A parametric part is a part than can automatically generate a 2D footprint/land pattern and a matching 3D model. All from a few simple parameters.

 

Creating a Capacitor

This video show you how to quickly create a custom block capacitor.

 

Creating a part for an ATMEGA16U2

This video show you how to quickly create a part for a Microchip ATMEGA16U2 high-performance, low-power Microchip 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller.

 

Importing 3D Models To Use in a PCB Part

This video shows you how to import a 3-D model from an external source into DEX-PCB. The part is also modified and the materials changed to give a more realistic appearance.

 

Automatic Generation of 3D model PCB Header

This video show the header produced by DEX-PCB/Active3D.

 

Renumbering Pads for PCB parts

This video show you how to easily renumber pads in either the part editor or on actual PCBs by simply clicking on each pad in turn.

 

Create a PCB Footprint by Tracing From a PDF

This video show you how to create a PCB footprint from an image captured from a PDF displayed in a browser. The image is copied and pasted into the footprint designer and pads are traced over the image to produce the final footprint. This uses DEX-PCB.

 

Creating a Part for a Button Battery

This video shows you how to create the part for a button battery in DEX-PCB. It shows you how to create the footprint/land pattern, the symbol and how to import a 3D model.

 

Creating a Custom SOT223 Transistor

This video show you how to create a custom SOT223 for a BSP16T1 High Voltage Transistor in DEX-PCB.

 

Add a Thermal Pad to a Footprint

This video shows you how to add a thermal pad to a footprint to help conduct heat away from the device.

 

Creating a Power Mosfet Part in DEX-PCB

This video show you how to create a power mosfet device which uses both a custom pad configuration and a custom mosfet symbol.

 

Creating round, rectangular and polygonal pads and offsetting pad holes

This video shows you how to add round/elliptical, rectangular and polygonal pads to a custom part footprint/land pattern. It also shows you how to offset pad holes.

 

Creating a custom potentiometer part

This video show you how to create a part for a Bourns 3362 potentiometer. It show you how to create the custom footprint/land pattern and the custom schematic symbol. It also show you how to import a 3D model and position in. Finally it shows the device being used on a PCB.

 

Creating a part with 4 schematic symbols (Split part)

This video show you how to create a 4000 CMOS logic device (two triple input NOR gates and an inverter) using DEX-PCB. This demonstrates how to create probably one of the most complex parts for DEX-PCB. Once you master how to create one of these, all other parts will seem easy.

 

Customizing a parametric footprint

This video show you how to take a 4x5 quad DEX-PCB device and add pads and modify pads. It also show you how to add 3D objects.

 

Capturing Pin Details from a PDF

This demonstration will show you how to quickly capture pin details for a schematic symbol from a PDF document. This will also work with text documents.

 

How to modify a placed part using the library

This video shows you how to modify a part by saving it to the library, editing the part in the library and then dragging the modified part over your original part.