A schematic is the representation of an electronic circuit with symbols connected via wire and bus lines. A schematic, in addition to the graphic information relating to the symbols of the components and their arrangement on the page, also includes electrical information and in particular a schematic provides information on the existing connections between the components. A connection is the list of all the pins that are connected together. The netlist is the list of existing connections in a schematic.

To create a new schematic document

  1. Do one of the following to open the New document dialog :

    • If your Job includes only one project, choose New from the File menu and then click Document.

    • Within the Job Panel, right-click on the project name where you want to add the document, in the menu that appears choose New » Document.

  2. In the dialog box, specify the document title and select Schematic in the Graphic documents group.

Electrical Connectivity
Multi-Sheet Schematics
Use of bus lines
Annotation of Components
Netlist generation
Verifying your design
Report generation
PCB creation and updating

See also