On Thu, 17 Oct 2002 10:47:19 -0400, Rob Young wrote: >Plus it is far superior to P99SE! > >I just ran a BOM with the new simple BOM generator and it is by far the best >BOM output in Protel yet! In fact, I can just open the *.csv file in Excel >and don't really have to modify anything. In the designator column, you can >set the cell to wrap the text and adjust your column width. I have been >wishing for this for years!
Well you could have downloaded my partlist generator from Protel BOM csv files for years. With configurable output like this sample.... Itm Qty References Description === === =================== =========================================== 1 2 C9 C10 Capacitor ML Ceramic NPO 50v 0603, 22p, Any, (FEC 722-005) 2 6 C1 C2 C3 C5 C6 C7 Capacitor ML Ceramic X7R 50v 0805, 2n2, Any, (FEC 660-607) 3 7 C4 C8 C11 C13 C15 Capacitor ML Ceramic X7R 50v 1206, 100n, C16 C17 Any, (FEC 718-646) 4 2 C12 C14 Capacitor Tant 16v TAJ-A, 1u, Any, (RS 262-4327) 5 1 X1 Crystal SMT, 12MHz, Seiko, MA506-12 (FEC 562-889) 6 4 D1 D2 D3 D4 Diode Small signal SOT-23, BAS16, Any, (FEC 743-124) 7 3 U2 U3 U4 IC CMOS 74HC SMT SO14, 74HC08, , Any (FEC 379-244) In 98 configured as a csv editor it was a one click operation. 99 bust that with the now deceased database storage. DXP has bust it again because the Sch:ReportBOM process no longer exists although it could be configured to generate some kind of workable csv file. BOM is another example of piss-poor backward compatibility in DXP. Components used to have 16 part fields which I and no doubt others used to store essential BOM information. The BOM reports generated a fixed format csv with all fields. So import a 99SE project to DXP and to create a 99SE compatible BOM csv requires you dick around dragging and dropping fields into the BOM generator then manually exporting a csv file. What I find incredible is that (as far as I can tell) the settings for the BOM generator are not saved anywhere, not even once for the project never mind saved in a format where they could be applied to a different project. After a break looking at DXP again with the new SP1 and I still find myself resisting the urge to punch the screen........ Another issue for which maybe someone knows the answer. How do you globally add a schematic component parameter? Or come to that how you globaly edit them - they don't appear in the inspector. Cheers, Terry. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:proteledaforum@;techservinc.com * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:ForumAdministrator@;TechServInc.com * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://www.mail-archive.com/proteledaforum@;techservinc.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *