How to Associate a PCB Pattern to a Component Schematic

By Ryan Winters

PCB Creator is a software program for creating schematics and PCBs. It is a free tool available from our local PCB manufacturing partner, Bay Area Circuits. You may have noticed some electronic components in the schematic tool of PCB Creator, don't have patterns attached to them. This can be a problem when you convert your finished schematic to a PCB layout. Any component without an associated pattern will magically disappear from your design layout. In the video below I will show you how to quickly use existing patterns that you can easily associate to your favorite electronics components.

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Ryan Winters is a Product Manager at Jameco Electronics and a Bay Area, California native. He is mostly self-taught and his hobbies include working on cars and computers, fiddling with electronic gadgets and experimenting with robotics.