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Adding Multiple Components to the Library

CircuitWorks builds component models and adds them to the library automatically. You can also manually add components from different folders to the library with the Add Multiple Components wizard.

To add multiple components to the component library:

  1. From the CircuitWorks Component Library window, click File > Add Multiple Components .
  2. Click Browse browse_pnid_import.gif and select the folder containing the components to add.
  3. Select components to add and click Select .

    Click Select All to add all files in the folder to the library.
    Click Delete to delete selected components from the Files to add to Library list.

  4. To add components from other folders, repeat Steps 2. and 3.
  5. Click Next and select a file location option:
    • Copy the files to default Library folder
    • Leave the files where they are
  6. Click Next and select the component orientation for all components.

    • Off Front XY Plane - Positive
    • Off Top XZ Plane - Positive
    • Off Right YZ Plane - Positive
    • Off Front XY Plane - Negative
    • Off Top XZ Plane - Negative
    • Off Right YZ Plane - Negative
    This component orientation is used for all components for which you have not defined a user-defined coordinate system, CWX.
    You can change the component orientation later.

  7. Click Next.
  8. Review your selections and click Back to modify them or click Next and OK to add the components to the library.

    Before clicking OK, indicates the components that are newly added to the library. indicates components that are already in the library, or components that fail to be added for another reason.

  • CircuitWorks adds the parts to the library using both the Component Name and Part Number fields.
  • If CircuitWorks is configured to match components in the library using name and height, then you must edit the component heights of the imported components to ensure CircuitWorks matches them rather than creating new models.


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