Thank you everyone. I think I'll try Ian's suggestion.
Damon Kelly Hardware Engineer > -----Original Message----- > From: Ian Wilson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Wednesday, 13 February 2002 16:02 > To: Protel EDA Forum > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Filenames and DDB names > > > At 03:13 PM 13/02/02 +1000, you wrote: > >Here at Texcel, we're trying to "get control" of our > documentation, and > >create some consistent guidelines for filenames of product documents. > > > >One persistent problem is that within a DDB of Filename > "XXX.ddb" there will > >exist lots of other design files (sch, pcb etc...) with (potentially) > >"YYY.sch" and "ZZZ.pcb" and so on and so forth... > >This plays hell with our Document Register system, which > wants just one > >filename for the "Analog Card PCB". > > > >So...how do you guys solve this dilemma? > >I don't want to give up the convenience of the ddb file > system (by using > >Windows file system), and I want associated PCB files kept > with SCH's. > >It isn't Protel's fault, probably just lack of imagination > on my part! > > > >Any suggestions? > > > >Damon Kelly > >R&D Engineer > > > >Blastronics Systems and Services > >Infratech Systems & Services > >...business units of: > > > >Texcel Pty Ltd > >PO Box 3699 > >South Brisbane, QLD 4101 > >AUSTRALIA > > Damon, > > You could consider using the full DDB path and address. > There is a defined > path describing the DDBAddress of document. Protel have > documented this in > their KB item 2200. > > So a specific document (inside a DDB) could be referred to by > the full path > of the DDB as well as the DDBAddress of the document. But > this may well be > too convoluted for you. But the concept of simply extending > the normal > path into the DDB as a description may well work OK. > > So you could have: > \\MyServer\Project Archives\DDB\MegaBlast_1A.DDB\PCB\Analog Card.PCB > > This is not a real resolvable path but if you consider the > DDB as simply a > binder for multiple files it is not too far off. (The SDK is > pretty much > structured this way - have a look at KB Item 2200.) > > Ian Wilson > > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://email@example.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *