Guys,

Out of interest, I tried this myself, by exporting a few selected components
to a spreadsheet, changing  a footprint (0603 to 1206) and doing an
'update'. Sure enough, it updated the 'footprint' field on the component to
1206, but it didn't actually update the physical component size to a 1206.
It remained a 0603. Is there one more step involved?

Thanks,

TC 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jrg Guttmann [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, 24 September 2003 10:37 PM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Get primitive for macro



Hi Eric

you can select the intersting elements, export them to spread
with the exported selected checkbox activated,
do the neccesary things with a macro within the spread server,
and do an update to pcb.

Of course there are some problems:

*) Perhaps the informations that you are intereted in can't be exported
   to the spread sheet. Net information is one of these things as far
   as I remember.

*) The update pcb process works best when there is only an pcb  
   open. 

I've used this procedure succesful for changing things like 
pad coordinates, line widths, designator and comments, 
or for calculating intersections between lines and arcs.
  
By the way: Does anybody knows how to automate the export to spread
function?


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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ian Wilson 
  To: Protel EDA Forum 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 3:07 AM
  Subject: Re: [PEDA] Get primitive for macro


  On 04:57 PM 23/09/2003, ERIC BOBILLIER said:
  >Hi
  >I try developpe macro  for PCB and i need to know how get primitive
  >information about object focus by cursor ? this information are display
in
  >status bar but i haven't found any server or process who can get it to
play
  >with in my macro.(like net Width,net name and so on..)

  I don't think you will get access to this information with a macro, you 
  will almost certainly need a server.

  Ian





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