Got it now Rob.  Thanks, I dropped into the middle of your thread and was
confused.

Sincerely,

Tim Hutcheson
Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
University of West Florida
40 South Alcaniz St.
Pensacola, FL  32501

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"There are 10 types of people in the world;
those that read binary and those that don't."
  -- Anonymous Poster --

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Young [mailto:ryoung35@;mindspring.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 11:13 AM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] BOM output in DXP is now fixed!


Hi Tim,

Below is a copy of the message Altium posted to the DXP forum today.
I would still like to see the "Simple BOM" format include user defined
fields as well.

Rob Young

-----------------------------------

Hi All,

We have been discussing changes to the BOM format, but had decided to
hold over the planned changes till SP2 since they will tie in with other
output setup changes that are planned.

In the meantime, we have prepared a new drop-in output generator that
will produce the BOM in essentially the same format as P99SE.

Like the additional netlisters, this additional reporter is simply
dropped into your install. Once you have restarted DXP it will appear as
'Simple BOM' in the Reports menu, and in the Project Outputs dialog.

Use the following link to download the new 'Simple BOM' reporter.

http://www.protel.com/resources/downloads

Copy the .DLL and .OUT file into your \Altium\System folder, restart
DXP, and BOM away!

The BOM can either be run on the project (in which case it uses the
schematic), or on a PCB if it is opened directly (don't open the project
first). You must Compile the project before you can generate the BOM (or
if you are generating from the PCB, select Analyze Document). And yes,
we would have made it do that bit automatically if we could have, you'll
have to wait for SP2 for that.

This reporter produces the BOM in a simple text format, and also in CSV
format. The 2 BOM files are written to the Project Outputs sub-folder.

regards,
Phil

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Hutcheson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] BOM output in DXP is now fixed!


> did I miss something?  What simple BOM generator?
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Tim Hutcheson
> Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
> University of West Florida
> 40 South Alcaniz St.
> Pensacola, FL  32501
>
> ---------------------------------
> "There are 10 types of people in the world;
> those that read binary and those that don't."
>   -- Anonymous Poster --
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Young [mailto:ryoung35@;mindspring.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 9:47 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: [PEDA] BOM output in DXP is now fixed!
>
>
> 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!  That was quite a quick fix and we now have
our
> quantity back again!
> Thanks Altium.
>
> Rob Young

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