What a great idea, Vincent! Now why doesn't ALTIUM provide a text file input
format for generating library components!?

It would make my life ever so much easier if I could simply auto-create
all the pins (with their correct parameters) of a schematic symbol - the
subsequent shuffling to suit my preferred positioning is a walk in the
park if you don't have to do all that typing first!

Being an IC design group, we have a single pad definition master file
that is used for verilog generation, xml documentation, etc. The only
missing part is a tool for import into Protel schematic library. So the
biggest risk area in the process is that the PCB won't match the IC, if
a pin swap/change is missed due to the manual nature of schematic component
generation.

Any import format would do - I can easily write a parser to extract the
relevant fields from our master pad definition.

I'm unfamiliar with what it takes to write a generator such as Vincent
describes, but if anybody would care to write a generic one using a
defined text file syntax as input, I'd be mighty grateful!

John Haddy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vincent mail [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, 19 September 2002 11:24 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Making of 956 pin SCH component (boring)
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> send me one of those altera txt files . i'll write you a a generator.
>
>
> Juha Pajunen wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >
> >I am making Altera 956 pin FPGA SCH component, assign
> >that many pin is annoying... why not there is component
> >wizard like PCB library editor has, at least I do not
> >know it...?
> >It would be nice to have a program that could read
> >pin-out information file
> >(Altera offers pin-out file, that is in TEXT format)
> >and "make" pins to SCH component!
> >
> >How do you do your huge pin SCH components?
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >Juha Pajunen, Hw Engineer
> >Bitboys Oy
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