|Library Editor is used to add new or edit
existing components to the list already supplied with the
system. The libraries supplied with the system is called as
SYSTEM LIBRARIES and the newly added/ edited components are
named as CUSTOM or USER LIBRARIES. To avoid tampering SYSTEM
LIBRARIES, users are not allowed to save to these libraries.
However system libraries may be edited and saved to a different
library. These libraries are stored in the hard disk and are
accessible within the editors by specifying the path and adding
the required libraries to the search list.Although, EDWin XP/
2000 is shipped with a set of libraries containing over 20000
parts that is installed and is accessible for use, you may add
additional libraries using this utility. Old EDWin Custom
libraries may also be used by importing using Conversion Manager
and passing through Field editor.
The electronic manufacturers constantly release newer and more
performance enhanced components into the market. To keep pace
with the trends in the electronic market, we continuously strive
to keep the library up to date with the times. These libraries
are updated regularly and posted. This can be downloaded to the
end user’s machine using the “Library upgrade utility”
provided with the package.
EDWin XP's library editor overcomes most of the difficulties
faced in the earlier version of EDWin 2000. The structure of the
Library remains the same though it will permit you to separately
create and edit Symbols, Packages and Parts though only parts
can be loaded into the Schematic or Layout. This facility helps
in preserving the integrity of the project. This arrangement
takes away the inconvenience of having to load a part each time
a package or symbol has to be edited. A lot of improvements and
modifications have been made to the Package Editor especially
things associated to the editing of padstacks.