Types of Electrical Symbols
ProfiCAD works with four types of electrical symbols.
Built-in symbols are transformers and gates. Properties of these symbols can be
adjusted in dialog windows which appear on a right mouse click.
Symbols from the library are displayed in the Symbols panel. Folder where the symbols
library is located is set in File - Options - Paths. Let us have a look at this
folder. Each symbol is stored in a separate file. That makes it easy to rearrange
them in the library or to move them to another computer.
Integrated circuits are stored in files with extension PICD. Other symbols are stored
in files with extension PPD.
A new integrated circuit can be created using menu command File - New IC. Properties
of an integrated circuit are adjusted in the IC panel. You can change number of
outlets horizontally and vertically. Labels of individual outlets have to be entered
as a comma separated list. If you just want to number them, use this button.
Furthermore you can add numbers of inverted outlets and a description of the integrated