Save Electric working library

Save Electric libraries from File menu, from side-bar Explorer tab’s context-menu, or save-all via bindkey ^S. The first save after creating a library (menu File/New Library) shows dialogue asking for path and type (delib preferred).

The side-bar Explorer shows modified-but-not-saved libraries in bold. See all library paths using menu: File/List Libraries. Format delib makes a directory for the library, with member files for each cellView and a header. Format jelib stores entire library as one file.

1. To save a library, right click on the name in the side-bar Explorer tab. Click on Save Library
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2. If this is the first save of a new library, the following pop up shows the type and location of the library where it will be saved.

WARNING: Electric does not prompt for confirmation, if you did File/New Library, and later during save over-write an existing library on disk.

WARNING: You discard edits using Explorer context-menu’s Reload Library. It does not prompt for confirmation to discard edits.

3. Select the Files of Type as “Directory Library File (delib)” and remove .jelib from the File Name.
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4. Once the library is saved, it is no longer in bold. It is good practice to save library regularly to avoid inadvertent loss of data.