Creating Schematic Symbols - Overview

A large variety of schematic symbols are supplied with SIMetrix which should cover many uses. However, there will be occasions when you wish either to define your own new symbol - perhaps to implement a hierarchical block or subcircuit - or to modify one of the standard symbols. This chapter describes how this can be done.

Schematic symbols are organised in a library handled by the library manager. For details refer to Symbol Library Manager

There are two different methods to create symbols:

  1. Use the graphical symbol editor (see Graphical Symbol Editor).
  2. Create manually with a script
For most applications, using the graphical symbol editor is the most appropriate method.

Creating a symbol from a script is appropriate for automated symbol creation. Details are provided in Script Reference Manual/Applications/Schematic Symbol Script Definition.