Fritzing PART CREATION Video Tutorial Series

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A series of part creation videos - I’m not an expert, but there was nothing else around at the time.

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P.S. - Sorry about the voice/sound :yum:

Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter1 - New Part Editor


0:00 Overview
0:54 Assigning pins/pads
2:06 Changing part drawing
3:18 Locating an image in a directory
3:36 Connector allocation
3:54 Metadata
4:57 Saving as a new part
5:30 Part Property - changing part with Inspector
6:10 Display part label
6:22 CORE parts Vs made parts
6:55 Part Property - Family
8:46 Making a part by substituting drawings

Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter1.5 - Generic to Specific part in Fritzing.


0:00 Overview
0:15 Fudging a part
0:55 Generic IC to specific IC
1:46 Edit pin labels
2:59 SMD
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Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter2 - Inkscape Basic

Learning how to draw in Inkscape - basics.


0:00 Overview
0:41 Drawing with Inkscape
0:53 Document Properties
1:35 Grids
2:24 XML Editor box
2:45 Fill and Stroke box
2:57 Transform box
3:09 Selecting shapes
3:27 Drawing rectangle
5:29 Drawing circle
6:37 Drawing lines
7:26 Resize page
8:13 XML Editor
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Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter3 - Inkscape Advanced Essentials

Learning how to draw in Inkscape - more features.


0:00 Overview
0:16 Select object with cursor and XML Editor
3:34 Manipulate special PDF’s in Inkscape
4:33 XML Editor - Direct drawing manipulation
6:05 XML Editor - Making group, moving object, changing layer height
7:27 Cursor - Changing layer height
8:21 Ruler
9:07 Grids
9:28 Snap selection
10:16 Drawing origin
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NodeMcu V3 parts library
Designing Components for Fritzing
DFRobot ROMEO V2 and ROMEO BLE - CONVERT PROBLEM
RDM6300 RFID module
A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier
Dimmer switch - Thyristor Robotdyn TRIAC
New Part CJMCU-811 Part
Making a SK6812 LED Part
Remove transistor leg
Nice piece of work...unless you need to create special parts
4 position linear switch request (pretty please)
Does someone has the MAX471 current sensor module Fritzing Part?
Modem GSM/GPRS Ai A6
Part for new SBC
INA125P Instrumentation Amplifier
Part request: 5 way tactile switch 10x10mm
DC-DC Converter with XL4016
Part creation for CAN module Niren
New part problems :inkscape & fritzing
74LS IC's i need help for these parts
Add enter-able property box for parts in Inspector
DB37 Female connector
Issue with custom created fritzing part
Minature Thermocouple to PCB connector. How Do I Make It?
Creating a new part
Parts editor is difficult to understand
APA-102-2020 - the ultimate smd addressable led
Fritzing and a 3d scan
Robo RIO hardware layout?
How to make component holes closer together
Adding own editted part to origianal drawings
How add mcp2515
Rotary micro switch
Set IC Dimensions
Looking for DM860A Stepper Motor Driver from Longs Motors Nema 23 Motor 1600 oz-in
Importing SVG format to part editor
How does parts creation get started
How to build my IC (4-bit counter SN7475)?
Positioning the Arduino headers on a PCB board
Is the TSR 1-2450 in the Parts Catalog?
Sketch review - USB connector and mounting holes
Elegoo 2.8" Touch TFT
Fritzing beginner
Request - Adafruit Buzzer 5V - Breadboard friendly
Lego Mindstorm EV3
New Board Request:
Howto create Custom part (pot)
How can I find Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT)?
RS PRO, x Way PCB Terminal Block
Running into two issues using Fritzing, one with custom PCBs, and one with package type
Ventilator controller in progress, looking messy
Request Part: YK04 RF Receiver Module
Want to create a custom part for my design but cant
"Show in Folder" doesn't show
7 segment display with 2 dp and 14 pins THT
Gear motor problem
PCB component layer names
2KPB06M bridge rectifier
A discussion of future direction

Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter4 - Inkscape Advanced Extras

Learning how to draw in Inkscape - extra tricks to make parts.


0:00 Overview
0:30 Assemble large part
0:57 Using sourced image for non critical part view
1:50 Image from special PDF
3:27 Image from photo
6:30 Inkscape extra tools
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Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter5 - PCB View

Drawing for PCB view, and checking outputs.

Note : The contact pad size used in this video is an example, use the applicable size for your application.


0:00 Overview
1:27 XML group format for PCB view
2:55 Correcting svg drawn with Adobe Illustrator
3:39 Unknown XML groups
3:51 SMD XML group format
4:20 Separate XML groups
4:22 Duplicated pads in both copper groups
4:49 Holes in PCB
5:31 Correct XML group format
5:52 Making an IC from scratch - Drawing
19:09 Making a hole in PCB
20:45 Add svg to part in Fritzing
21:04 Assign pins
21:48 Export gerber
22:06 Checking gerber with Gerbv
22:59 Checking dimensions in Gerbv
23:33 Check drill.txt file
24:44 Notes
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Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter5.5 - PCB View Addendum

Addendum that covers pin contact size, Fritzing Edit problem, and auto pin assignment in Fritzing.

The generic IC in CORE bin didn’t like the PCB svg, which is odd because I’ve made part views from scratch and there hasn’t been any problems, so I’ve supplied a work around by using another DIP16 part which works fine.


0:00 Overview
0:11 Correction to the correct THT hole size
0:34 Generic IC was faulty, so redoing it with a good IC
2:45 Auto pin allocation - using “pin” auto assignment
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Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter6 - Schematic View

It’s rare that you’ll have to make a schematic part from scratch, as they are so generic you could just use one from another part, but there are lots of tips in the video for things to look out for.


0:00 Overview
0:16 Making a SCH part from scratch
0:41 Drawing part with Inkscape
4:48 Load new SCH svg to part
5:36 Assign pins
6:02 Fritzing crash - my Fritzing doesn’t crash if you edit a part on a blank Fritzing
6:26 Resume after restart
6:34 Auto assign pins in Inkscape
7:45 Load new SCH svg to part
8:07 Assign pin end with compass points
9:13 Add text in Inkscape
9:20 Reset “Child” of “Parent”
10:03 Fonts - templates download - font setup
11:10 Adding text
13:56 Grouping - “transform” problems can be fixed by ungroup then group
14:52 Load new SCH svg to part
15:07 Fix font size by removing px in XML with Wordpad
16:34 Checking part - assign pins
17:10 Problems - not snapping to grid - pin colour indicator - pin tip box
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Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter7 - Breadboard View


0:00 Overview of part drawing
0:45 Real world parts, Vs artificial parts
2:53 Drawing part with Inkscape
17:15 Add text in Inkscape - convert text to path
18:25 Auto assign pins in Inkscape
20:23 Load new BB view svg to part
20:58 Crash
21:21 Test part in Fritzing
21:39 Quick overview of modifying LED with bendable legs
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Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter8 - Metadata


0:00 Overview
0:05 Icon
0:38 Metadata and effect in Inspector
5:11 Connectors
6:42 Metadata Family
8:35 Full part check - connection, drill, gerber check
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Fritzing Part Creation - Chapter9 - Using Photo and PDF for Parts

Generally not recommended, except for one-off parts.


0:00 Overview
0:20 Photo to part using Inkscape
1:44 Import into Inkscape
2:25 Trace to bitmap
4:05 Manipulate object
5:46 Adding connector pins
11:25 Load new BB view svg to part
12:22 Assign pins
13:46 Checking part
14:16 Other views
15:12 Photo Vs drawing part - photo part problems
16:32 PCB Module example
18:25 2nd PCB Module example
20:06 Special PDF to drawing using Inkscape
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My high speed part mod video.

Note : It’s quicker to get an individual svg by right-click/Edit the part and File/Show in Folder.

Extra instructional videos

Making a custom PCB shape

Extra instructional videos

EagleCAD to Fritzing part

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Using Fritzing - Advanced Tips & Tricks - pt1
Breadboard View


0:00 Intro
0:18 Inspector doesn’t work
0:38 Search bar
1:17 Getting parts from sketch
1:38 Loading parts into Bin
1:49 Pin indicator colours
2:14 Wire doesn’t connect in Breadboard view
2:37 Fritzing BB view Vs Real world
3:32 Special items for BB view
4:41 Part Labels and fudging a part quickly
5:22 Manipulating parts and their connections
5:49 Curved wires
6:03 Orienteering parts
6:09 Selecting parts
6:29 Wire colour
6:36 Changing view
6:50 Laying out BBs
7:06 Snapping to grid

Using Fritzing - Advanced Tips & Tricks - pt2
Schematic View


0:00 Intro
0:06 Beginner mistakes - Junctions and manipulating lines
2:24 No 4 point junctions
2:50 Pins don’t auto connect
3:16 Special items for SCH view
3:53 SCH layout protocols
4:27 Selecting parts
4:35 Live connected views
6:30 Solid connections Vs ratsnest lines
8:12 Fritzing views

Using Fritzing - Advanced Tips & Tricks - pt3
PCB View


0:00 Intro
0:38 Parts don’t fit
1:14 Drawing traces - selecting sides
1:59 Trace width
2:30 PCB modern trace practises
2:42 Drawing traces - shortcut keys
3:39 Moving parts
4:36 PCB layout tips
5:31 Laying out trace tips
5:59 Special PCB items
7:53 Ground Fill - Copper Fill Vs Ground Fill
9:59 Autorouter
10:51 Extra special items
11:03 Dimension tips
11:55 PCB Sticky
12:05 Track width calc and 2 size trace
12:26 DRC Design Rules Check
13:24 Checking your PCB - Gerbers
14:31 Export options
14:48 References
15:00 Special functions

Using Fritzing - Advanced Tips & Tricks - pt4


Parts & Fritzing Editor
0:00 Intro
0:58 Help finding a part
1:17 Searching for parts
4:04 Fritzing Part Editor
4:18 Fritzing usage
4:35 PCB footprint - swapping svg’s
6:04 PCB footprint - editing svg’s
6:12 Breadboard graphics
6:37 Drawing basics
6:45 SCH view part - basics
7:23 PCB view parts - basics
8:32 BB view parts - basics
9:06 Tutorials
9:31 EagleCAD to Fritzing

Making Fritzing Parts Fast #1 - Breadboard pt1

Making Fritzing Parts Fast 2 - Breadboard pt2