Hello all, I have several questions about the library part (both schematic symbol and pcb footprint) approval process.
To review a new (or an existing) schematic symbol, things to check include:- all pins are included; have the correct pin number and/or name; have the correct electrical type; the symbol makes sense, ie pins are grouped logically, and placed so that a schematic will be as clear as possible; library fields are filled in where applicable; part fields have a distinct name (this helps when hiding/unhiding various fields in a schematic. Can the hidden status be set individually in a library part?); description, default designator, footprint alternatives are filled in. To review a new or existing footprint, things to check include:- all pads are present; dimensionally correct (right size and position); numbered/named correctly (in the correct order); overlay is placed correctly, not over pads; practical line width, consistent with other footprint overlays; Any corrections to this, or any to add? When it comes to an actual review process, I would like to print (perhaps to pdf) each separate library part with all attributes listed above. It seems to me that printing in this way makes the review process open and accessible at any time. For schematic parts, I can print everything except the electrical properties of the pins. How can I do that as well? For footprints, I was hoping to be able to print a footprint with pad number/name and dimensions, scaled to a reasonable size. I could make such a document using Autocad or something, but I would like such a drawing to be the symbol itself, or directly derived from it, preferably without manual intervention. Is there a better way to approach this? What do others do? Glen ______________________________________________________ Thorlock International Ltd. http://www.thorlock.com +61 8 9351 1200 (tel) +61 8 9351 9522 (fax) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 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 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *