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June 7, 2013 06:55

Hello Cal

Can you please provide any more details on the Interaction bar issue and Add Component function.

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June 6, 2013 22:30

Well, I apologize, but the above does not fix the problem with the interaction bar. It worked for me one time and not since. It does allow you to access all of the libraries with Add Component (F3).

[i:1zwdrm1v]Cal[/i:1zwdrm1v]

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June 4, 2013 17:21

I'm a new user and I ran into this problem as well when I tried to do the schematic capture tutorial.

The problem is that the library folder needs to be enabled in the library manager for all of the libraries to show up. The tutorial titled "[b:2xsd5m8x]Components – Creation with Symbol and Footprint Wizards[/b:2xsd5m8x]" walks you through the steps.

It's a simple matter of
1. pressing Ctl-L to get to the library manager
2. going to the folder tab
3. highlighting the DesignSpark PCB 5.0\Library folder
4. checking the folder enabled check box in the panel to the right

[i:2xsd5m8x]Cal[/i:2xsd5m8x]

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May 29, 2013 08:02

Following up from my post of yesterday I have solved the font size issue - I found a facility called Style in the component Properties pull-down which allowed me to select 'Normal'. However, the Discrete.cml library is still a mystery.

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May 28, 2013 16:20

After a pause of doing other things I have got back to this and tried Boss's suggestions but to no avail. When I open the Library Manager all libraries except \picaxe are Enabled, and clicking on 'Libraries' opens up 208 entries in the larger box below. Many of these are enabled, specifically 'discrete.cml' but when I go back to 'Add Component' and select the 'discrete.cml' library it is totally blank, unlike most other libraries which are populated!

Leonard says the discrete.cml files are there too so what am I doing wrong or not doing?

The specific component I want is a Polyester Film capacitor with radial wires - all I seem to be able to find are SMDs. I have found a couple of different pitches of capacitor and moved them to 'Polyester Film Capacitors.cml' which I can use but the text font size is ginormous and makes doing a tidy schematic impossible. Can I change the font size for the component identity and description, etc.?

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May 26, 2013 08:56

They are already there, but have to be activated using the Library manager - see the post above yours by Boss that explains briefly how to do it. Ciao, Lenny

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May 25, 2013 14:37

I have a similar problem that my libraries disapeared when I changed over to Ver.5 and I don't have a clue as to what to do.

I just don't have the spare time to go and fiddle with it so I have gone back to Dip Trace.
I would like DS Ver.5 to work.
Is it possible to down load the libraries to DS .5 or would I have to remove the program and start again.

THANKS
Rachael

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May 8, 2013 09:52

Hi,
[quote:3phjlj2c]I had a posting on the subject of Discrete Libraries and Homegirl confirmed that they are there on v.5.0 but I am still having a problem and have not had a response from anyone so am posing it again.[/quote:3phjlj2c] Sorry, I thought this did answer your question.

I haven't got these legacy libraries enabled as they are not supported, but I realise that they can be of use.
My understanding is you go to Library Manager and select the folders tab.
All the legacy libraries are in my case at the bottom of the list, greyed out line C:\Users\......\DesignSpark PCB 5.0\Library click on that line and tick the folder enable box.
From the pane below I believe all the libraries are enabled by default and you untick those you don't want.

I did this V4, but decided to drop the unsupprted libraries with V5.0, so can't give you precise steps.

From you coment below
[quote:3phjlj2c]I found the 'discretes.cml' library and I have found the discrete.xxx files and clicked 'enable' for each one. [/quote:3phjlj2c]
I think you maybe in the explore view and I haven't investigate installation by that route.

Just a comment, if you need more help on a forum post, post a reply explaining what else you need there, so it keeps the thread going, we can see the previous responses and we know you haven't got the answer you want.

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May 8, 2013 09:06

I had a posting on the subject of Discrete Libraries and Homegirl confirmed that they are there on v.5.0 but I am still having a problem and have not had a response from anyone so am posing it again. I found the 'discretes.cml' library and I have found the discrete.xxx files and clicked 'enable' for each one. I can call 'Discrete' up in 'Add Component,' F9, but it is not populated - there are no components! Perhaps I have not loaded the library properly but it seems strange that I can get the library name but not it's contents. If I open any other library above or below 'discretes' I get a list of components. Can you guide me as to what I am doing wrong, or not doing, please?
Thanks.

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