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What's Good About ADW’s Bulk Editing? Check out the 16.5 Release and See!

Comments(0)Filed under: Library and design data management, PCB design, SPB, Librarians, Allegro Design Workbench, Schematic, PCB, Library flow, ADW, Library, design data management, SPB16.5, bulk editingThe 16.5 Allegro Design Workbench (ADW) release provides bulk editing support. This is a huge time saver for librarians! The bulk editing provides you with the ability to operate on a set of parts or models.

Read on for more details …

In the ADW Library Workbench, when you Search by Classification, you can now:    
  • Select multiple parts or models
  • Edit-All
  • Check-out
    • Edit property values in list
    • Add new part rows
    • Edit linked properties (any linked model or property)
    • JEDEC_TYPE
    • PPLs
    • EMBEDDED_PLACEMENT
    • etc.
  • Import /Export  CSV
  • Check-in All
    • Comments Apply to All option
  • Release
    • Verify/Release All


Search by classification:




Select parts from results list
RMB – Edit All:



Select Parts Node
RMB – Check-out:

Edits may be made on groups of models

  • Edit comments, etc.
  • To check-in the group of models, it is advised to turn off rules for simple edits, otherwise check-in individually
Edit Field Values
  • Ctrl/C copy
  • Ctrl/V paste

RMB menu items for easier and fast editing -

  • Duplicate - Duplicates an existing row
  • New Row – Adds new empty row
  • Delete Row
  • Export part data to a csv file, then import the csv to Excel, edit the data, then import the updated csv

Edit/Add Associations

  • Schematic models
  • Footprint models
  • Alternate Footprints
  • Data sheets





I look forward to your feedback!

Jerry “GenPart” Grzenia

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