Created Part Information Display

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The PartQuest Portal application displays custom part information in the My Created Parts page. You can edit a part, download a part, or delete a part by clicking links in the part description.

Created Part Description

You can customize the created part information display to sort the part list or change the location of a column. You can perform a number of actions on selected parts. Numbered callouts in the following figure corresponds to matching descriptions in Table 1.



Table 1. Created Part Description Items

#

Description

1

Displays the number of displayed parts and total number of parts.

2

Click either Select All or Select None to control the selection/deselection of the parts in the list.

3

Click Favorite, Add to Project, Download or Delete to execute a batch operation on all of the selected parts. Items 6, 7, and 8 do the same operations, but are limited to one part at a time.

4

Gear button () — When clicked, displays a popup list of alternate column choices. From the list you can choose different content to display in a column.

For example, you might change the Manufacturer column to display Classification. The Manufacturer information column swaps position with the Classification information column.

You can click a column header to sort the part list either by ascending or descending column values.

5

Part status icon — An exclamation icon () appears if the part’s symbol to footprint mapping is incomplete or invalid.

6

Favorite button () — When clicked, adds the selected part to your Favorites page for convenient access later.

Also see Saving and Accessing Favorite Parts.

7

Add to project button () — When clicked, adds the selected part to a My Projects page. If you do not have an existing project, you are prompted to create one. If you have one or more existing projects, you are prompted to select which project will receive the selected part.

Also see Viewing and Managing Projects and Saving Parts to a Project.

8

Click to download a part as an EDX package file (.edx)1

For more information on importing part data into a library, search for “EDX package” and “PartQuest” in your data management tool’s online help and documentation. For information on adding PartQuest Portal parts to a project, search for “PartQuest” in your design entry tool’s online help and documentation.

9

The Symbol/Footprint icon ( ) indicates the part information includes symbol and footprint data. If a part does not include a symbol and footprint, you can request them from a symbol/footprint supplier. Use the Custom Footprint Generator to create a unique footprint. SamacSys provides a 24-48 hour turnaround time for most requested parts.

10

The 3D Model icon ( ) indicates that the part information includes a 3D model. It is downloaded with the Symbol and Footprint data.

11

Indicates the classification category specified for the part.

12

Indicates the symbol specified for the part.

13

Indicates the footprint specified for the part.

14

Edit button () — When clicked, opens the selected part in the Edit Part dialog box.

15

CAUTION:

You cannot undo a delete action.

Delete button () — When clicked, displays the Delete My Created Part(s) popup window with the name of the parts to be deleted. Click Yes to proceed.

17

Choose Symbol button — When clicked, displays the Choose Symbol dialog box, enabling you to choose a symbol1 for the selected part.

If a symbol is associated with the part, either a thumbnail of the symbol appears to the left of the button (hover over it to enlarge it), or one of the following icons display, indicating that EDA data is available for this part:



18

Choose Footprint button — When clicked, displays the Choose Footprint dialog box, enabling you to choose a footprint1 for the selected part.

If a footprint is associated with the part, either a thumbnail of the footprint appears to the left of the button, or one of the following icons display, indicating that symbol/footprint supplier data is available for this part:



19

Indicates the tool flow and library partition specified for the part, such as , or indicates that you must choose a partition during the download process, as shown in the previous detailed description figure.

1 The symbol/footprint supplier limits the number of symbol and footprint downloads per day to 200 symbols and footprints in a 24 hour period. The supplier provides 3D models with many discrete parts. Downloading a symbol, footprint, and 3D model (when available) constitutes 1 download in the 200 daily limit.