PCB Library Management

CADSTAR Library Editor

The CADSTAR Library Editor provides a complete solution for creating and editing symbol, footprints and part information for PCB design. Integrated into the CADSTAR framework, Library Editor shares the same set of user interface and configuration settings with the other applications in the CADSTAR family – making it easy to learn and maximizing productivity during product development.

Central to the CADSTAR design flow is the parts library, which supports a constraints-driven design flow through logic circuit design, all the way to preparing manufacturing outputs for the PCB. The CADSTAR Library editor supplies the critical parts information and attributes that are required at each step of the design process. Parts library data can be stored in either a local library or incorporated into an ODBC-compliant database, supporting integration with a workgroup engineering database, enterprise-level MRP, or PDM system.

Efficient PCB Library Editor

Free Optional Add-ons

SamacSys Live Library

Samacsys logoSamacSys PCB Part Libraries is a live library of more than 7 million free, high-quality PCB symbols and footprints for CADSTAR. The library contains IPC standard, quality-checked components; rather than static files that quickly date.

Search and place components instantly from within CADSTAR, without needing to unzip or load files. Or, start by searching for components in SamacSys’ Electronic Component Search Engine, click to download and, with the SamacSys Library Loader running in the background, seamlessly add the component into CADSTAR where it appears on the cursor.

Where a component is not available within the library, SamacSys’ PCB Library Wizard allows user to create their own IPC-compliant components for instant download. Alternatively, SamacSys offers a free part creation service, with 80% of new parts requests fulfilled within 24 hours (2016 data).

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Würth Elektronik Component Libraries

CADSTAR Component LibrariesWürth Elektronik offers free-of-charge passive component libraries for CADSTAR, with more component types planned. The libraries allow users to simply download the correct components and start designing.

Footprints, mechanical dimensions, and electrical parameters are defined within the libraries, which are updated regularly.

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Zuken Online Library

Zuken gets you ahead of the game with a free online library of more than 250,000 parts from leading vendors such as Actel, Analog Devices, Intel, Texas and Zetex. Dynamic links can be added to a supplier’s datasheet or website so you have the latest information at your fingertips.

CADSTAR’s Graphical Library Editor has symbol wizards to allow you to define your own parts.

If you need to integrate CAD data with your engineering database, CADSTAR supports access to any ODBC-compliant data source, enabling links to the latest corporate information as well as the ability to run parametric searches to locate the correct part using a range of attributes. Attributes in the library help you search and maintain version control, track obsolescence, integrate links to datasheets and websites, and add custom fields as required. The parts library can be stored in any ODBC-compliant database, enabling integration with your engineering or MRP systems.

  • Rapid part creation through embedded logical and physical library wizards
  • Automatic version control for symbols, components and parts
  • Automatic symbol and gate partitioning with import FPGA packaging
  • Flexible architecture allowing tight integration with existing PLM, PDM, MRP or other IT infrastructure
  • Manage part obsolescence with embedded part acceptance system
  • Meet vendor-specific requirements by defining unlimited alternate footprints for each part number
  • Include document and URL paths for easy access to documentation and datasheets
  • Improve downstream searches and generate reports through support for user-defined attributes
  • Increased speed when searching for parts – No Parts index required
  • Edit/save a single part (instead of having to edit/save the whole Parts Library)
  • Access online library of 250,000 parts to reduce time in library development

If you need to integrate CAD data with your engineering database, CADSTAR supports access to any ODBC-compliant data source, enabling links to the latest corporate information as well as the ability to run parametric searches to locate the correct part using a range of attributes. Attributes in the library help you search and maintain version control, track obsolescence, integrate links to datasheets and websites, and add custom fields as required. The parts library can be stored in any ODBC-compliant database, enabling integration with your engineering or MRP systems.

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Datasheet: CADSTAR Library Editor

The CADSTAR Library Editor provides a complete solution for creating and editing symbol, footprints and part information for PCB design.

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