Hi Steve,

Thanks for the reply;  I will use this.

John
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Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 6:32 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Assembly drawing reference designators


> In a message dated 5/30/2002 8:16:26 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
>
>
> > How do you set up a text field that reflects the reference designator?
Once
> > set up, this test string could be placed under the component for the
> > assembly drawing, leaving the TopOverlay reference designator where it
is.
> > If the board is re-annotated, changing the reference designators, this
text
> > string would also change to reflect the new reference designator.  Does
> > anybody know how to do this?
> >
> >
>
> You can place a string ".Designator" anywhere you like, including on the
> mechanical layers. I just tried this on a dummy library part and it
appears
> to work just fine. The big reason that I haven't used this facility is
that
> it doesn't handle double-sided assemblies. There is no linkage between
which
> side the part is on, and placing that string on one of two different
assembly
> drawings. It could be handled with a global edit when the design is all
done,
> to move all the .Designator strings associated with parts on the bottom
layer
> to the secondary side assembly drawing layer, but this would be
error-prone.
> Still, any mistakes would likely be blatantly obvious and easily fixed, so
> maybe it has merit.
>
> Steve Hendrix
>

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