Schematic Capture

Schematic Capture is the process of creating your schematic inside an EDA.

6. File Backup and Versioning

Some EDA tools make backup and versioning easier than other EDA tools.  But it is very disappointing to lose all of your work due to a power failure or runtime error in your EDA software.  You should save your work frequently, and if possible, automatically.  Setup your software's auto-backup feature now, and you'll not be tempted to kick your computer later.  

Also, decide how you would like to keep track of revision and file-naming.  Unless you are working under the guidelines of your company, this will all be personal preference.

Hard Way HughesI have personally gotten into the habit of appending the date and sometimes time in year-month-day-hour-minute order to keep track of my files: examplefile_202005081018.txt is 05/08/2020 at 10:18 a.m. This keeps them arranged chronologically in my file directory and makes it easy to write a script to purge a directory of excess backups -- just sort alphabetically (usually the default option) and if there are more than 5 backups, delete all but the last 5.