xDM Library Tools


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xDM Library Tools


Duration: 2 Days
Course Part Number:262784

Course Overview

The xDM Library Tools course will give you the skills necessary to create, protect, add to, and change the different data types in your Central Library.


Well-maintained and consistent libraries are the keys to efficient design work in xPCB Layout®. The xDM Library Tools™ course will give you the skills necessary to create, protect, add to, and change the different data types in your Central Library. The lecture modules discuss the Central Library philosophy as well as how to use the xDM Library Tools™ utilities, and how to best interface library objects into your design process.


Hands-on lab exercises reinforce the lecture topics as you create a small library of symbols, parts, and cells from scratch under the guidance of our industry expert instructors.

You will learn how to

  • Start a new Central Library and copy elements between libraries
  • Create partitions and set up partition search order schemes
  • Control default text properties and create custom properties
  • Create symbols for use in xDX Designer schematics
  • Create padstacks for use in xPCB Layout and the Cell Editor
  • Create cells to represent the part footprint and physical characteristics in xPCB Layout
  • Integrate symbols and cells together to define parts (PDBs) for xPCB Layout
  • Maintain xPCB Layout layout templates
  • Configure xDX Databook™ and use it to support xDX Designer and xPCB Layout

Hands-On Labs

Throughout this course, extensive hands-on lab exercises provide you with practical experience using xDM Library Tools software. Hands-on lab topics include:

  • Creating a Central Library
  • Library Manager and Library Services
  • Padstack, Basic Cell, and Basic Symbol Editors
  • Advanced symbols
  • Cell Editor graphic commands
  • Creating Package Cells, Mechanical Cells and Drawing Cells
  • PDB Editor basic usage
  • Advanced PDB topics
  • Expedition PCB Template creation
  • xDX DataBook configuration
  • xDX Designer to xPCB Layout data flow


Intended for

  • Individuals assigned as librarians for the xPCB Layout environment
  • Design Engineers and PCB designers who will be responsible for library generation and editing
  • CAD Managers who will oversee the creation and maintenance of the Central Library


  • Experience in schematic capture design or PCB layout
  • Understanding of schematic capture and PCB layout terms and practices
  • Familiarity with Windows operating system
  • The "xPCB Layout Introduction" course is recommended
  • The “xDX Designer” course is recommended


Student workbook table of contents


For more information:

InnoFour BV
Twentepoort Oost 61-02
The Netherlands
tel +31 546 454 530
fax +31 546 453 006