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Table Of Contents

Software features out of the box
User Extendibility
One eye on the future
Our Commitment
Part 1 - Getting Started
Screen Layout
Common functionality
Pan and Zoom
Names and Numbers
Context Menus
Starting a New Design
Overview of PCB design tasks
Data Requirements
The New-Board Wizard
Starting Without the New-Board Wizard
Results of Creating a New Design
Default Settings
PCB123 Directories
Part 2 - Schematic User Guide
The Schematic/PCB Contract
A little background
The Design-by-contract solution
Symbols and Parts
Pre-Defined Parts
The Part Taxonomy
Hierarchy and Inheritance
Acquiring Data
The Symbol Editor
Adding pins
Adding Shapes
Adding Arcs
Adding Text
Adding properties
Saving symbols
Binding to specific symbols
Mapping pin names to pin numbers
Hidden pins
Saving parts
Finding Parts
Part search
Define New Part
Ports and net names
Schematic Pages
Adding Schematic Pages
Synchronization pages
The Title Block
Page size
The Schematic Editor
Adding parts to a page
Adding ports to a page
Adding wires
Adding nomenclature
Moving parts
Part 3 - Layout User Guide
Layout Views and Panels
Display Panel
Design View
3D View
Footprint Editor
DRC Panel
Project Panel
PCB Design Tasks
Create missing footprints
Creating footprints from scratch
Modify and existing footprint from a library
Use an existing component as a starting point
Prepare Mechanical Features
Adjusting the board outline
Add mounting hardware
Place components
Fixed component locations
Autoplace components
Manual place components
Power, ground, and critical routing
Power and ground plane layers
Routed power and ground
Critical routing
General routing
Fanout and autorouting
Manual routing
Routing techniques
Fills, and Nomenclature
Active copper fill regions
Order Boards
The Order process
Routing your Design
Before you route
Routing the board
Adding copper regions
Design Changes
Design Rule Checking
Object Editing
Setting the grid
Changing layers
Changing line width
Add a component to the board
Move a component
Move a component to the other side of the board
Rotate a component
Edit a component
Add a pin to the board
Move a pin
Change a pin
Add a board outline or polyline
Add a circle
Add an arc
Move a board outline
Move board outline corners
Delete board outline corners
Insert corners in a board outline
Add a connection between two pins
Remove a pin from a net
Start routing from a pin
Start routing from another route
Add a via between layers
Insert corners in a route
Delete route corners
Move a route corner
Move a route segment
Change the width of a route segment
Add text to the board
Rename a component
Designing a board without a netlist
About loading a Netlist
Part 4 - Schematic Reference
Main Menu
Backup Now
Print Setup
Insert menu
Add Page
Add Part
Add Analog Ground Port
Add Digital Ground Port
Add Voltage Port
Add Global Port
Add Off-Page Port
Add Wire
Add Line
Add Arc
Add Polyline
Add Rectangle
Add Board outline
Add Text
View menu
View Standard Toolbar
View Add Object Toolbar
View Zoom Toolbar
Zoom Submenu
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Zoom All
Pan Up
Pan Left
Pan Right
Pan Down
Tools menu
Electrical Rules Check…
Generate Netlist from Schematic…
PCB123 menu
PCB123 Website…
Window menu
Arrange Icons
Part 5 - Layout Reference
File menu
New command
Open… command
Close command
Save command
Save As… command
Save As Template… command
Export BOM command
Export Netlist command
Backup Now… command
Print… command
Print Setup… command
Select Tracks command
Select Anything command
Select Nothing command
Properties command
Select command
Add Pin command
Add Freestyle Route command
Add Board outline command
Add Arc command
Add Circle command
Add Text command
Add Component command
Add Connection command
Refresh All
Go-To First Error
Go-To Next Error
User Preferences
Toolbars/Edit Panel
Toolbars/Standard Toolbar
Toolbars/Add Object Toolbar
Toolbars/Layers Toolbar
Toolbars/Selection Toolbar
Toolbars/Zoom Toolbar
Zoom/Zoom In
Zoom/Zoom Out
Zoom/Zoom All
Zoom/Pan Up
Zoom/Pan Left
Zoom/Pan Right
Zoom/Pan Down
Layers/Silkscreen Top
Layers/Silkscreen Bottom
Layers/Soldermask Top
Layers/Soldermask Bottom
Design menu
Board Configuration
New Footprint
Edit Footprint
Manage Library
Optimize Net Lengths
Fanout SMT Pads
Clear DRC Errors
Main toolbar
Add Object toolbar
Layer toolbar
Selection toolbar
Zoom toolbar
3-D View toolbar
Show Silkscreen
Display panel
Project panel
DRC/ERC panel
Context Panes
Pin properties
Component properties
Board outline properties
Text properties
Net properties
Dialog Boxes
About… Dialog
Add Text Dialog
Board Configuration Dialog
Change Grid Dialog
Component Property Page
Create New Library Dialog
ECO Report Dialog
Find Object Dialog
Key Assignments Dialog
Line Width Dialog
Load Part Dialog (simple mode)
Load Part Dialog (advanced mode)
Load Selection Dialog
Manage Library Dialog
Merge Nets Dialog
Net Property Page
Package Print Dialog
Pin Property Page
Board outline Property Page
Print Artwork Dialog
Report Dialog
Save Footprint Dialog
Save Template Dialog
Select Color Popup
Text Property Page
Track Property Page
Update Components Dialog
User Preferences General Page
User Preferences Display Page
User Preferences Layer Colors Page
User Preferences Routing and Spacing Rules Page
Zoom To Coordinate Dialog
Key Assignments
Accelerated Designs’ Ultralib Parts Definitions
Footprint Patterns: (Construction Standard)
Units of Measure:
Entites and Attributes:
Component Naming Conventions:
Library Construction:
Naming of padstacks start with a shape designator as follows:
Placement Points:
Silkscreen Data:
Vendor Neutral Format from Accelerated Designs Inc.:
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Pcb 123 Manual

Pcb 123 Manual

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