Excellent idea on the PDF one. Why didn't someone think of this sooner?




----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Wilson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] ClientBasic Schematic Library component synthesiser.
WAS -> Making of 956 pin SCH component (boring)


> On 08:58 AM 20/09/2002 -0400, Brian Guralnick said:
> >Now, this is a useful / valuable client-script to generate.
> >
> >OK, here is my planed ClientScript for next week.
> >
> >1.  The script generator will take in spread sheet pin name & data,
> >including multiple pins with using 1 label on the same entry
> >line.  (Sold separately, a PDF document decrypt hack which will recover
> >the pinout tables.  I'm not sure why IC data sheets are
> >encrypted in the first place.)
> >
> >2.  It will make a library schematic component in 3 ways:
> >         a) Pins sorted into an orientation similar to the device
package.
> >         b) Pins sorted by pin numbers.
> >         c) Pins intelligently grouped by pin names.
> >The order of the pins in the source spread sheet will not matter.
> >
> >3.  Generate a report file of all the generated pins for cross reference
&
> >proof reading.
> >
> >Comments?  Additional things I should add/consider as I generate the
code?
>
> Electrical Type - easily added to the text file. Not quite so easy from
the
> PDF.
>
> I always want correct electrical type.
>
> What about also adding the option to order the pins according to the text
> file - it would allow us to control the grouping.
>
> (On this subject - haven't I seen reference somewhere to a pdf pin
> extractor - I thought that was on the list? I must go back through the
> archives when I get a moment.)
>
> Ian Wilson
>


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