Choosing Your Symbol Creation Method

PartQuest Portal Subscription: Essential or Professional

With the PartQuest Portal application you can use multiple methods to create a custom symbol. You can either create a symbol that is associated with a part or a stand-alone symbol.


An alternative to creating a symbol is to request one from a symbol/footprint provider. See Requesting a Symbol and Footprint For a Part.



  1. Do one of the following to start your symbol creation process:

    If you want to...

    Do the following...

    Start from a part list to associate a symbol with a part

    1. From a list of parts, expand one of the part descriptions by clicking the More button.

      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:

    2. Click the Choose Symbol button.

    Start from the My Symbols page to edit an existing symbol or to create a symbol that is not initially mapped to a part (will map it later)

    1. From the left pane of a list of parts, click the My Symbols item.

    2. Do either of the following:

    Start from the home page to create a symbol that is not initially mapped to a part (will map it later)

    1. On the home page, click the Create Symbol button.

      The My Symbols page opens.

    2. Click the Create Symbol button at the top of the page.

    The Choose Symbol dialog box opens.

  2. Do one of the following from the Choose Symbol dialog box: