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#1

Just a beginner of fritzing user. I made my first PCB with fritzing a month ago and other two PCBs are under process. I have one difficult thing for using the program. When I have a real item such as 2x20 female pin header (Similar to the one on RPI 3) but I don’t know how to find it in Fritzing. Do I need to use two of 10 female pin header.


#2

If you search the word generic in Fritzing you will find a generic female header. Once you drag that out on to your PCB/Schematic/Breadboard you can then change the “row” to 2 in the inspector and then set the pin count in the inspector as well.


#3

That appears to be broken at present, so indeed either finding a project (such as on of the PI parts) with the size of connector you want and exporting the part from there or two single headers are your best bet.

Peter


#4

Actually I think it works as intended, at least on my system. In PCB view you get a double row header. In Breadboard and schematic you get a single row because a double would not work in breadboard and a single row is easier to work with in schematic.


#5

You may be correct, I was thinking it is broken (and surprised that something so basic was broken) because some breadboads do use dual headers but this explaination makes more sense. Thanks!

Peter


#6

Thank , it looks like you need to know the trick. I saw it is double rows now in PCB.
Most people will expect to see double rows on the breadboard view as me.


#7

Funny thing is I didn’t know it was like that until Vanepp questioned it. I use Fritzing for PCB design and never open Breadboard view at all.


#8

Yes, that’s what happens.

I’ve been making double row headers in SCH for past week because they are more compact.