You can place footprints or components anywhere on your design. For example, you could place a resistor footprint or an assembled resistor component next to an IC.

alt To place a footprint:
  1. On the property bar click Layers and choose Top or Bottom.
  2. On the left toolbar select the Footprint/Component tool. A dialog box appears.
  3. Select the Footprint tab or if you want to place an assembled component use the Component tab.
  4. Select an item or use the Search box and click Find.
  5. Click Place on board.
  6. Press the R key to Rotate the item if needed.
  7. Position the mouse at the desired footprint location.
  8. Left click to place the item.
  9. Right click if no additional copies of the item are needed.


See also: Custom footprints ... Design Tips ...Component assembly ... Deleting component designator ... Moving component designator ... Changing reference (insertion) point