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VideoVideos Building Schematic Symbols, Create a Part  and Create Symbol when part is/not available from Digi-Key.

In the Search View, if you see the symbol icon below (resistor graphic), a symbol exists for this part.  If the symbol does not already exist or you want a different symbol, use the Symbol Creator.


Select one of the methods below to start building symbols:

  • Method #1:  From Search, select More and Choose Symbol.  
  • Method #2:  From the My Symbols page, select Create Symbol.  Use this method to create a symbol regardless of whether a DigiKey search returns a result or not.
  • Method #3:  From the Home page, select Create Symbol which takes you to the My Symbols page.  


There are 3 methods of creating a new symbol in PartQuest. 

The Symbol Creator captures more than the terminals(pins) you see on the symbol. With the Symbol Creator, you can