AWESOME!

I would have never thought that would work in this way.

This was added to make it easier to copy between libraries... I never would
have thought to try pasting them onto the PCB.

YOU RULE!

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----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Albach <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 11:06 AM
Subject: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: PCB Component Library Solved!?


>     I just found an answer to 99% of the PCB library compilation problem.
I was
> trying to write a ClientBasic progrom to do that but the functions are too
> limited although I was close.  While working on it I accidentally found
that I
> could copy/paste the ENTIRE current library to a PCB.
>
>     First go into the Library Editor (not the PCB component browser),
click on
> the first part then shift-click on the last part to select the entire
list.  Now
> right-click on the selection and click Copy.  It will help speed things up
by
> turning off DRC now.  Next, go to the PCB and paste the parts in by using
> CTRL-V.  They will all be stacked on top of each other so select the group
of
> parts and use the "Arange selected compontent within defined area" tool
and the
> "Increase vertical/horizontal spacing of selected components" tools in
order to
> seperate the parts.
>
>   The only thing left to do is find an easy way to show all of the
footprint
> names.  I am trying to figure out how to automatically copy the footprint
text
> into the Designator field using macros where I could then globally unhide
and
> autoposition the text.
>     Is there a .footprint Special String or another easy way to do this?
>
> Eric Albach
>
>
>
> Michael Biggs wrote:
>
> > Greetings all,
> >
> >  Does anyone know HOW or have a way to place all your PCB footprints on
a
> > blank board (no connections, no netlist)? It would be so tedious to
place
> > each part one-by-one. I wish to do this for a few small libraries and
then
> > print a 1:1. I am organizing my libraries.
> >  Also, Does anyone feel like sharing how they do Library design and
control?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > MichaelB
>
>
>
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