[kicad-users] While I was reading the docs, I thought of a wish list item

2007-10-22 Thread KeepIt SimpleStupid
Documentation for any project seems to be a necessary
evil.  I'm not sure how how this suggestion might be
implemented, but here goes.

Create a mechanism to link the datasheet of a
component to the component.

Each component has a few optional fields.

1) URL of manufacturer's data sheet
2) Local directory to retreive data sheet.

Whether or not to 1) Use manufacturer's URL, 2) Local
directory and/or whether or not to place a copy of the
datasheet in the project directory.

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Re: [kicad-users] While I was reading the docs, I thought of a wish list item

2007-10-22 Thread brainerd
On 22 Oct 2007 at 13:16, KeepIt SimpleStupid wrote:

 Documentation for any project seems to be a necessary
 evil.  I'm not sure how how this suggestion might be
 implemented, but here goes.
   
 Create a mechanism to link the datasheet of a
 component to the component.
 This already exists.  In the lib editor, if you click on the Doc tab, you can 
 browse to the location of a data sheet and enter that.  Then in Eeschema, if 
 you right click on the component you will see Doc in the menu.  Clicking on 
 this brings up the datasheet.  I put my datasheets in 
 ../kicad/library/doc/project
 Each component has a few optional fields.
 
 1) URL of manufacturer's data sheet
 2) Local directory to retreive data sheet.
 
 Whether or not to 1) Use manufacturer's URL, 2) Local
 directory and/or whether or not to place a copy of the
 datasheet in the project directory.
 
Dave - WB6DHW
http://wb6dhw.com