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 significantly benefit those with a company database and have little or no permission to use it directly in the PCB design process. With the proper setup, 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 for SPICE simulation work, or use SOLIDWORKS PCB.

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