Library Explorer

Description of the Library Explorer panel in Schematic Editor.

The Library Explorer panel contains components (in the form of a component tree view) which can be inserted in a schematic diagram. Schematic components are grouped into categories. To make finding components easier, a Search field is provided, accompanied with tree functions which allow you to collapse, expand, and sort category names. For detailed information on the components available in Typhoon HIL's Schematic Editor Library, please refer to the Schematic Editor Component Libraries section.

To add a new component to a schematic diagram, press and hold the left mouse button on the desired component name in the component tree, drag it to the schematic diagram (scene) and release the left mouse button over the desired position to place the component. (Figure 2). This is actually a drag-and-drop operation. The action of adding a component can be cancelled by pressing the Esc keyboard key.

Note: Components may be unavailable for several reasons. Common reasons includes lack of support for a specific device or configuration or that the component is part of a Toolbox that is not available with your license. You can use the component tooltip in Library Explorer to find out why a certain component is not available (i.e. greyed out).
Figure 1. Reasons example

A component will become available once all of these bullets are satisfied.

Figure 2. Process of adding a component to the diagram

To open the Library Info dialog (Figure 4), which shows more information about a component library, right-click on the component library inside the Library Explorer dock and choose the Library Info action (Figure 3).

Figure 3. Library Info context menu action
Figure 4. Library Info dialog

In order to open the component library where the selected library component is specified, right-click on the Library Component inside the Library Explorer dock and choose the Open Component Library action (Figure 5).

Figure 5. Open Component Library context menu action
Note: Open Component Library action may be unavailable (gray out) for multiple reasons, such as the library component itself is not available (see possible explanations) or the library component is located (specified) in an archived and/or encrypted library.
Note: Library Info and Open Component Library actions are not available for the Core library and its components.

Double clicking on a component label (in the schematic diagram) opens a dialog for changing the name of the component (Figure 6). Also, the name can be set to be hidden (Figure 7).

Figure 6. Component name dialog
Figure 7. Context menu