PCB design in Design Spark
Let's just say you've mounted a new breadboard test circuit and once you finished you want to make it permanent. You could solder the entire circuit on a drilled pcb or make your own design of the PCB. In order to design a good pcb you have to follow some basic design rules. First of all make sure you gather all the information about your parts, components, and all the mesurements that you have to follow. Make sure you read all the datasheets, make sure you know all your CNC machine settings or the settings that your PCB manufacturer demands.
Hot keys in Design Spark
Write this down or print them if you are a beginner. They will help you a lot.
Layer change: L
Track angle type: W
Track type: S
Center view: A
How to use Custom Shortcuts
Custom Shortcuts function is avaiable from the Main Menu > Settings > Customise
Use this Customise dialog page to programme your keyboard for commonly used options in DesignSpark PCB. This means that once programmed, you can press a key or key combination to run an option. This makes the programs operation more efficient for experienced users.
When DesignSpark PCB is first installed you will find a set of shortcuts already defined for you. This is only a default set and can be modified using this dialog to your own preference. Almost all of the keys on a standard keyboard can be utilised giving you an extensive number of available shortcuts.