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sch-rnd tutorial

The official sch-rnd video tutorial consists of three chapters:

After watching all episodes of chapter 1, you will be able to use sch-rnd on beginner level, for drawing simple circuits for the PCB workflow. After watching chapter 2 you will be able to use sch-rnd in intermediate level, much more efficiently, for more complex designs for the PCB workflow. Advanced topics and non-PCB workflows are covered in chapter 3, which should be watched selectively, on a per topic basis.

Chapter 1: getting started

(18 minutes)

Blinking LED board (also on youtube)

Topics covered:

Chapter 2: using sch-rnd

(1..5 minutes each)

  1. using the crosshair to line things up (also on youtube)
  2. using undo and redo, undo list (also on youtube)
  3. Selections & layers (also on youtube)
  4. Operations on objects vs. selection (also on youtube)
  5. Paste buffers (also on youtube)
  6. Sheet decorations
  7. Text
  8. Custom groups (also on youtube)
  9. Drawing polygons: polygon conversion from objects (also on youtube)
  10. Networks, wiring
  11. Handling pinouts with generic symbols (the "transistor problem")
  12. Editing metadata
  13. Pens (color & font) (also on youtube)
  14. Creating new symbols (GUI) (also on youtube)
  15. Creating symbol terminals (GUI) (also on youtube)
  16. Exporting data
  17. Multisheet projects

Chapter 3: advanced topics

Chapter 4: Multipart, written tutorials