DbLink Demystified




Tucked away in the File> New> Libraries sub-menu of Altium Designer is a mysterious Database Link file (.DbLink). It is a much-underutilized feature that can greatly benefit those with a company database and have little or no permission for direct use of it in the PCB design process. With the proper setup, the DbLink can update the parametric data of existing components in the schematic with an external database.

In this video, we will discuss:

  • The differences between the DbLib and the DbLink.
  • How Altium Designer matches components with database information
  • How to make use of the DbLink file

This is a "must-see" for anyone needing to access the company database for its information, design a flexible library to SPICE simulation work, or use SOLIDWORKS PCB.


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