because these items are a collection of primitives and much easier to
fetch from library and move around then to deal with them as primitives
Dennis Saputelli


Douglas McDonald wrote:
> 
> Is there any reason to have a designator for any type of passive item (nut,
> washer, mousebites etc)? If not, then couldn't an item of this type be
> designator free and therefore not subject to the netlisting interface...
> 
> Doug
> 
> > >'delete components not in netlist'
> > >would be a lot more useful if there was a way wo make exceptions, like
> > >maybe don't delete them if they are locked or selected or had a special
> > >property for that purpose
> > >
> > >else you have to put a bunch of mounting holes and mouse bites and such
> > >in the schematic which makes a bunch of clutter and work
> > >
> > >Dennis Saputelli
> >
> >Yes, Dennis, I agree. I have been asking for a NO_UPDATE attribute for
> >components for some time. I do not like putting mounting holes on the Sch
> >so I usually place mounting holes etc as components from my library (which
> >include washer and nut clearances etc) and then explode to free primitives
> >to save removing the component delete macros that keep trying to delete my
> >mounting holes.  I would prefer a component attribute that prevented the
> >synch updating anything on that component - I think it should be
> >(optionally, maybe) listed in the Preview Changes dialog as a change that
> >is blocked by the NO_UPDATE  attribute to allow us to see possible
> >unintended consequences of the NO_UPDATE attribute.
> >
> >I think the attribute should be available to both Sch and PCB components.
> >
> >Ian Wilson
> 
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