Footprint Information Display

PartQuest Portal Subscription: Essential or Professional

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

Footprint Description

You can customize the footprint description to choose which details you want to display, the display sort, or you can perform a number of actions on the selected footprint. Numbered callouts in the following figures correspond to matching descriptions in Table 1.

Table 1. Footprint Description Items




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


Check “Show content associated to Part(s)” to include footprints that are associated with a part.


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

You can re-order the columns by clicking the arrows.

Click a column heading to sort the footprint list by the column data.


Footprint status icon — This icon appears either as an image of the footprint or as an exclamation icon () if the footprint is not associated with a part.


Footprint information fields display the value of a footprint characteristic.

You can select a range of rows by clicking a row and then Shift-clicking another row. You can select a set of rows by clicking individual rows. Selected rows are shaded with a light blue background.


Filters list — When clicked, displays a drop list of footprint characteristics and the Edit Filters button. values. You can narrow the results of the footprints list by clicking Edit Filters, selecting one or more values of a footprint characteristic from the Filters popup window, and then clicking Done. Footprints that have the characteristic values you select appear in the list.


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


Click the Download or Delete button to execute a batch operation on all of the selected footprint(s). Items 10 and 11 do the same operations, but only on one footprint at a time.


Edit button () — When clicked, opens selected footprint in the Footprint Creator tool.


Download button () — When clicked, download the selected footprintas an .edx file.

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.



You cannot undo a delete action.

Delete button () — When clicked, displays the Delete Footprint(s) popup window with the name of the footprint to be deleted. Click Yes to proceed.

If an information icon () appears instead of a Delete button, then the footprint is associated with a part and cannot be deleted until you either associate the part with a different footprint or delete the part.

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.