The logical order of creating a device in EasyEDA Pro is: device = symbol + footprint + 3D model + properties
New Device Steps
- Top Menu - New - Device
- Start Page - Quick Start - New Device
The new device dialog has two setting: Simplify and Complete Setting, you can use it as you want, and you can set it as default at Setting - System - General:
Simplify Setting Dialog
The simplify setting dialog just need to set some important properties.
when you click save button, the editor will open a new symbol, you can draw the symbol directly, and set the device properties at left-side panel
when you finish, you can find your new device at bottom library panel, at the device list, you can right-click it and modify the device information
Complete Setting Dialog
Click Create to pop up the device properties pop-up window, use the complete setting to fill in the name of the device and the team or individual to which the device belongs.
- Owner: The device is owned by the user or team.
- Name: The name of the device.
- Symbol: Click to bind the device.
- footprint: Click to bind the footprint to the device.
- 3D Model: Click to select the model bound to the device.
- Picture: Click to bind a real picture to the device.
- Catagory: Click to classify the currently bound device.
- Description: A description of the device.
if you use the “Simple Setting” dialog, create the device will create the symbol automatically, if you use “Complete Setting”, you can create or binding existed symbol.
Click the symbol’s checkbox or the preview area below to add a symbol library to the device.
After clicking, a pop-up window will pop up, find the symbol of the device that needs to be bound, and click OK to complete the binding of the symbol.
Click the footprint check box or the footprint preview area.
After clicking, a pop-up window will pop up, where you can find the footprint library created by the user and the footprint library that comes with the system, find the corresponding footprint, and click Update to add it to the device library.
Add 3D Model
Click the 3D model check box or the 3D preview area,
find the corresponding 3D model, adjust the position of the model and click Update to complete the addition of the 3D model.
Click the image’s checkbox or the image preview area.
After the pop-up window pops up, click “+” to select the picture to be added. Only files in picture format are supported, and picture links are not supported.
The device is classified and set to facilitate management and maintenance.
Click the checkbox for the category
Select the corresponding attribute and click OK to add it to the corresponding category.
Add the properties of the device, select the properties to be added, and then add the device.
After adding symbols, footprints and corresponding properties, click OK to complete the creation of the device.
The created device can be viewed in the device library list in the bottom panel.