Ultra Librarian (UL) is a website for downloading CAD data of electronic components. This involves a multitude of information but also CAD data of the schematic symbol, the soldering foot pattern and a 3D model. These data can be easily integrated into the TARGET 3001! component database in order to use them in your designs. The following images illustrate the individual steps:
Search a part by TARGET 3001!
Your search query instantly is forwarded to www.ultralibrarian.com. The search results will show up.
We're looking for those parts being equipped with CAD models. Please have a look at the area "Models Available" at the right edge of the screen. Let's take the first one, it's the NE555D Single Precision Timer 8-SOIC 0 to 70 from Texas Instruments.
UL offers different CAD models of a part (see drop down menus). First you need to register and login which is easy. Press the "Download Now" button.
Now select your CAD format - in our case TARGET 3001!. If UL has assigned a 3D model to the part, it gets automatically added to the download. No further box needs to be ticked. Now press the "Download" button.
TARGET first assumes that you save the component in the default download directory:
If you save the component somewhere else, you have to tell TARGET this path: See TARGET menu Settings/Settings (INI file).... In the Directory... section, select the ...for downloads of the web browser option. Clicking on the line to the right allows the entry.
The component is now automatically stored in the component database of the still open TARGET. A list of the UL downloads is created in the bottom left corner of the component browser. The part is immediately available in TARGET.
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Image: UL offers all three characteristic forms for this component. The views can be varied, see buttons below the images. A click on the Download button opens a dialog to select the CAD tool. In our case it is TARGET 3001!
Image: Tick the box at TARGET 3001! for schematic symbol and footprint pattern. Ticking the box to load the step model (3D view) is from V20 not neccessary any more. As soon as a 3D model is offered at UL, TARGET loads it automatically.
Image: If you'd like to adapt the shape of the imported symbol, please try the following special function: ["Order the pins accorting to a processor scheme"] in schematic menu Components/Special Functions...
Image: Now the symbol looks a bit more TARGETish. Alimentation pins are arranged North and South. If the pins don't bring a "Function" along, it will be set to Power. Pins of which TARGET assumes being ports are put East. They get function Input/Output (I/O). The pins to the West need to be set separately each by double click. You can rearrange the pins at your own idea simply by moving.
Handle the downloaded zip file manually
For versions V19 and older.
UL delivers the data in CXF and STEP format. Save the zip file in any directory.