KLC S2.1

General symbol naming guidelines
  1. Library name should not be duplicated in symbol name

  2. If symbol with same name exists for multiple manufacturers, the manufacturer name is written first

  3. Specific manufacturer name (for atomic parts)

  4. Type of symbol (for generic parts)

    1. May be shortened for common components (e.g. Conn for Connector)

    2. Reference designator may be substituted for common components (e.g. D, C, LED)

  5. Part name should include extension for specific footprint if the same part is produced by multiple manufacturers that have conflicting package name suffixes (e.g. SOIC)

    1. The pin number may be appended if there are multiple package possibilities (e.g. SOIC8)

  6. Any modification of the original symbol, indicated by appending the reason (e.g. different pin ordering - Q_NPN_CBE, Q_NPN_BCE)

  7. Indicate quantity of elements for symbol arrays (e.g. resistor array with 8 elements - Resistor_x8)

  8. Add suffixes for symbol variations

    1. For multi-unit variants of typically single-unit symbols add the suffix _Split