I was just thinking the same thing....

Is there an interface to Protel built into this thing anywhere?

How do you use it with Protel?  It looks interesting.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Coleman, Tim <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
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Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 2:51 AM
Subject: RE: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: Component part names


> Hi Phil,
>
> I have just looked at this and it looks good, just the job, but I can't
see
> how it interfaces with Protel. Or am I missing something?
>
> Cheers
>
> TC
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DUTTON Phil [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 12:29 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
> Subject: RE: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: Component part names
>
>
> You may be interested in an add-on utility that we have just bought,
called
> dCSM component / supplier management.
> We tried out the beta release, and it looks ok.
>
> www.aspiring-technology.com
>
> is a good place to browse.
> Allows you to have a part database, that you can pick your company part
> number from.
> You don't need a library of 1000 resistors, the one resistor symbol is
> loaded with the appropriate data (incl footprint)as you place it. (also
> editable) Seems a better way to do it to me.
> (I have no affiliation with Aspiring Technology by the way.)
>
> regards,
>
> Phil.
>
>
> Phil Dutton C.I.D.
> Senior CAD Technician
> IPC Certified Interconnect Designer
>
> Tenix Defence Systems Pty Ltd
> Systems Division - Adelaide
> Second Avenue, Technology Park,
> Mawson Lakes.  SOUTH AUSTRALIA  5095
>
> ================================
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Crist, Michael [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, 22 February 2001 9:56
> To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
> Subject: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: Component part names
>
>
> The idea of having a library full of resistors is to both save some time
and
> remove an opportunity for error.  The time savings should come from not
> having to enter part-specific data when the part is first placed on the
> schematic (data like the resistor's value, wattage, and tolerance) and the
> opportunity for error is, in my case, the part-by-part addition of company
> part numbers to the B.O.M. printout.  If I can pick my resistor from a
list
> of values and place it on a schematic with a minimum of fuss (like turning
> hidden fields on and off), confident that the part number is correct, it's
> worth some time up front making repetitive libraries.  Software
permitting,
> of course.
>
> Mike Crist
> Newport Corp.
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 12:13 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list proteledausers
> Subject: RE: [PROTEL EDA USERS]: Component part names
>
>
> The only item I would like changed is the BOM generator. It would be nice
if
> you could configure it to make the separations between items more than
just
> part type and footprint. This way you could separate the 1% resistors from
> the 5% or COG caps from the Z5R etc. We place the company part number into
> part field 1. If you could set the BOM generator to include this in the
> report as a decision item, the reporting would be much more accurate and a
> separate libraries wouldn't be necessary. I mean, how many different
> "resistor"'s do you want to have in a schematic library. They all look the
> same to me. Seems redundant to have more than 1 image. IMHO.
>
> Lloyd Good
> GE Harris Energy Control Systems Canada Inc.
> 2728 Hopewell Place NE
> Calgary, AB, Canada T1Y 7J7
> (403) 214-4777
>
>
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