Footprint Wizard

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The Footprint Wizard  is used to create a new component footprint within the current PCB Library Editor document. The Wizard will lead you through steps to define layout, pad spacing, and other component attributes.

For more information about creating a component Footprint, see the Creating the PCB Footprint page.

Using the Footprint Wizard

The Footprint Wizard  is launched by clicking Tools » Footprint Wizard from a PCB Library document (*.PcbLib).

Wizard Navigation

  • Click Cancel to close the Footprint Wizard.
  • Click Back to navigate to the previous screen.
  • Click Next to navigate to the next screen.
  • Click Finish to close the Footprint Wizard. This option is available only on the final page of the Wizard.

Selecting Component Patterns

Use the Component patterns page to specify the pattern of the component you want to create. 

Select the desired pattern from the list then use the drop-down to select the unit for the component (Imperial (mil) or Metric (mm)).

The subsequent pages of the Wizard change depending upon the component pattern selected. Find the desired component pattern in the following list then click on the link to access the information regarding that component pattern.

Setting the Component Name

Enter a name for the component in the textbox. 

Completing and Closing the Wizard

Click Finish to close the Wizard.

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