How to Modify A Footprint from The Ultiboard Master Database

Updated Jul 19, 2018

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Software

  • Ultiboard

Issue Details

There is a footprint in the Ultiboard Master database that I want to use, but I want to make minor changes to it. How do I edit a footprint from the Master Database?

Solution

You cannot make any changes to the Master Database, but you can copy a footprint from the Master Database to either your User Database or Corporate Database, and then edit that footprint.

Follow these steps to copy and modify an existing footprint:
  1. To copy a footprint from the Master Database to the User or Corporate database, select Tools»Database»Database manager.
  2. Highlight the footprint you want to edit and click the Copy the selected item icon.
  1. The Select Destination in Database dialog appears. Select the database you want to save the footprint to and then click OK.
  2. Now you can edit the newly-created copy of the footprint. To edit a footprint in your database, highlight the footprint first, and then click the Edit the selected part icon to launch the Footprint Edit Mode.
 

Additional Information

​Alternatively, if the new footprint is already placed in your design, you can use the Edit»In-place part edit option to modify only the instance of the footprint placed in the design.

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