this is standard operation and has been discussed several times on
the listserver. I don't know how far it goes back in Protel history but it
has definitely been a 'feature' since the release of P98. Depending on your
use of the Part Type field, this can actually be a very useful feature. In
our company we use this feature to our advantage, we use the Part Type field
to enter our company part number. For components which are not 'stuffed'
there is no company part number in the Part Type field and thus it does not
come out on the schematic generated BOM. However we still have a part
representation in the schematic, a footprint for the PCB and the other
details which ensure it is an available part option within the design.
        Possibly you can find a way to best use the 'feature' within your
company, I certainly exploit this feature within our company.


Brad Velander
Lead PCB Design
Norsat International Inc.
#100 - 4401 Still Creek Dr.,
Burnaby, B.C., Canada.
voice: (604) 292-9089 (direct line)
fax:    (604) 292-9010

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From: TSListServer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On
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Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 8:58 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
Subject: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: Protel Schematic Feature ... or bug?

Hi Protel users...

I notice that when I create a BOM with the Schematic program sometimes parts
that are on the schematic do not show up in the BOM. 

After some trouble-shooting I discovered that the parts were being dropped
from the BOM ...if... the 'Part Type' field was empty.
 Is it supposed to do this? 

It makes it a little difficult to check the parts list in our MRP system
against the BOM from the schematic if the parts are just dropped.... as if
they are not in the schematic at all...

Just wondering if any of you have noticed this before.

Bill Brooks 
PCB Design Engineer 
3030 Enterprise Court 
Vista, CA 92083 
Tel: (760)597-1500 Ext 3772 Fax: (760)597-1510 
IPC Designers Council, San Diego Chapter

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