Part 1: Building and Releasing Reusable Schematic Symbols

A vault-based component references various models that are used to represent that component across different design domains. For board-level components, there will typically be two such models - a schematic symbol and a PCB 2D/3D model. With a vast range of components released to a vault, there are always going to be cases where components from different vendors offer the same functionality. In such cases, the footprint may be different and specific to the vendor, but the symbol used to represent these components may be identical, a common denominator that highlights a level of genericness.