PC817 Optocoupler


Maybe I am not understanding what you are saying but if you open a part in the parts editor and go the metadata tab and make sure each part has the same family name and a different variant name you do get a part with different variants in the inspector under the variant field. Or at least when I have added to an existing family like the ESP8266 it has shown up in the variant field. I also used a test point as the base to create exposed copper artwork and the test point now shows 51 variants, oops (I should give them their own family).


yep I know that, what I meant (but obviously didn’t get across) is that some things such as changing the color bands on resistors are meant to be internal, but if you manipulate the fzp meta data (outside of parts editor which strips the important bits) you can sometimes convince Fritzing to apply the internal magic to your part that isn’t part of core.