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Pro v10 - Simplified viewing of dense PCB routing.

With ever increasing density of PCB's this new feature compliments other Pro features to allow easier routing of tracks 'by side'. This is particularly useful for when surface mount devices are mounted both sides of the board.

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3D View - Libraries that contain the component models.

Libraries contain the 3D component models required to generate the 3D View. These component models are contained .pkg library files.

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Pads or Vias? What is the difference?

Pads and vias, although essentially the same consisting of a hole surrounded by a copper land, understanding each will allow you to use each to its best advantage.

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Understanding the Library Structure

The Library Manager is a versatile tool allowing you the flexibility to create the library structure that suits your requirements. This article discusses key points to understand and how to use regarding DSPCB updates.

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Multigate component used across multiple schematic sheets - DSPCB & Pro

Multiple schematic sheets within a project use local components not shared between sheets. This video illustrates the steps to make a multigate component global.

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DesignSpark PCB Pro - Backups made easy

DSPCB Pro provides an extra level of protection for your designs which also provides a way to revert to an earlier design stage if you are not satisfied with the current version.

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DesignSpark PCB Pro - Panel Wizard process

Generate a panel of your PCB design using the Pro Wizard, here we show the key stages leading to producing the Gerber plots for a panel.

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Hierarchical schematic designs - DesignSpark PCB Pro

When designing a schematic, the ability to include part of the design such as the power supply as a block leads to clarity of the design function. DSPCB Pro provides just that advantage, read on to discover more.

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Pick and Place position file for component placement. DSPCB and Pro

PCB component assembly is processed by a "Pick and Place" automated system, the following describes how produce the required pick and place file and how to edit to provide the data for the manufacturer.

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The mysteries of the PCB board outline

What thickness or style for the board outline should I use? Where is the actual machined edge going to be?

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Mounting holes - how to set copper pour clearance.

How to exclude copper around mounting holes when they are within a copper pour boundary. This is achieved using a "Keepout" around the hole.

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Tips to produce a customised PCB outline - DSPCB and Pro

Have you wanted to enhance your board outline with rounded or mitred corners, or slots to avoid enclosure features or to pass cables through the board? Watch this video which illustrates the simple steps.

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