Don,
That sounds like a very useful tool. It would greatly be appreciated. Keep
us all posted. Thanks
Joe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Ingram" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 4:24 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] ClientBasic Schematic Library component synthesiser.
WAS -> Making of 956 pin SCH component (boring)


> Hi All,
>
> We use a program called pdf2txt to convert the file to a plain txt file.
> Usually, in the data sheet, there will be a pin-name/pin-no. table which
> will be usable. Sometimes even the footprint diagram unwinds gracefully. I
> would estimate at least 80% success in extracting functional data.
Inversion
> bars above the pin name can sometimes, but not always be a problem.
>
> I use a simple/crude workbook in excel to construct the txt strings for in
> an ASCII library. The pin table page links into a string construction page
> which links into a compilation page which adds the header / footer strings
> and presents it in a format suitable for copy paste into a txt editor, in
> which it is saved with a .lib extension. The component from the new lib is
> then sucked into the main libs.
>
> While there is a bit of messing about involved, the bottom line is that it
> cuts a lot of time from manually re-entering pin names
>
> I am away from the workshop at present but if there is any interest I
could
> zip it up and drop it on yahoo in the files area when I return in week or
> so.
>
> Cheers
>
> Don Ingram
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Terry Harris" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 10:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] ClientBasic Schematic Library component synthesiser.
> WAS -> Making of 956 pin SCH component (boring)
>
>
> > On Sat, 21 Sep 2002 07:57:01 -0400, you wrote:
> >
> > >Excellent idea on the PDF one. Why didn't someone think of this sooner?
> >
> > Because it is vitrually  impossible? PDF images are described in
> postscript
> > language which means there are a million different ways of describing
> > exactly the same thing. Add to that the 10s or 100s of ways datasheets
> show
> > pin information and I would be pleasantly surpirsed if an automatic pin
> > information extraction tool worked for more that 1 in 10 pdf datasheets.
> >
> > Here are links to 3 PDF datasheets for an LM324 rendered in HTML by
Google
> >
> >
>
http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:tlnZfYVAjQUC:www.solarbotics.net/librar
> y/datasheets/lm324.pdf+LM324+absolute+maximum&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
> >
>
http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:hAKybpDvydMC:www.ensc.sfu.ca/reference/
> data-sheets/LM324.PDF+LM324+absolute+maximum&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
> >
>
http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:_4kdow7131MC:www.asahi-eng.co.jp/pdf/id
> b2k/section5.pdf+LM324+absolute+maximum&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
> >
> > and one for a Xilinx CPLD
> >
> >
>
http://216.239.35.100/search?q=cache:LOzPMqXWH1UC:support.xilinx.co.jp/parti
> nfo/95144xl.pdf+xc95144xl++absolute+maximum&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
> >
> > You see any way a program could find pin infromation from that lot?
> >
> > Cheers, Terry.
> >


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