Well, so far I'm not doing well. I loaded Version4 with ModelSource. It does not contain the simple standard 2N3055 transistor. ModelSource on-line does, so I downloaded the zip file, renamed it zip.zip (why the name doesn't include the extent type, I can't imagine), and copied the file into \DesignSpark PCB\Library\User. No effect. By the way, the instructions in the tutorial say "Inside the downloaded zip file you will find a set of individual zip files, one for each downloaded component:" Not so. Three components in one file, all .dsl files, no readme.txt file at all. So what do I do with a dsl file?
I can't load any diode from the diode library into my schematic, I get the error message "cannot find symbol "DIODE-2" in any library". Is this a bug or did I screw something up? I can load diodes from the SPICE library.
And I can't figure out how to tell the schematic I want external (edge) connections for a potentiometer so they'll show up on the PCB as supporting an external component..
Somehow the tutorials haven't helped me much... probably it's just me, but it is a little frustrating.
That said, I really like the schematic program... easy to use and manipulate. And I suspect I'll like the translation of schematic into PCB when I get it figured out.