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Yes, the part type is often used for BOMs; in any case, it usually has
enough detail to uniquely identify the part.  What I want, & has been
suggested by others, is the ability to have a different (selectable?) part
field show up in the PCB comment field.  On many boards I see or design
there's no room for part values (there's barely room for the designators!),
so the only 'comment' fields I want are usually descriptive labels for
jumpers, connectors, etc., which have nothing to do with the part type.  So
these end up being text strings that one must remember to move if the part
moves.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Thompson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 5:46 AM
>
> On 09:04 PM 30/09/2001 -0700, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax said:
> >
> > Sure. But you are making a lot of work for yourself. Why not have the
> > comment on the PCB match the type field on the Schematic? (Few designers
> > use the comments at all except to let them know what a footprint
represents
> > without looking at the schematic....)
> >
> If like myself you have your own manufacturer and each part
> has its own stock number etc which is linked to a database, you sometimes
> have to edit the pcb comment.

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