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 Adding a new property to a part library 

Last post Thu, Apr 19 2012 8:57 AM by KEN13. 1 replies.
Started by RogerM 17 Apr 2012 10:43 AM. Topic has 1 replies and 1016 views
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  • Tue, Apr 17 2012 10:43 AM

    • RogerM
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    Adding a new property to a part library Reply

    Hello

       I am trying to add a new property to all of the parts in a library.  I think what I need to do this is UPD file but I do not know what the correct syntax is.  The property I am trying to add is "Cluster" with a blank value.  Can someone tell me what the correct syntax is?  Thanks in advance.  

    Roger 

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  • Thu, Apr 19 2012 8:57 AM

    • KEN13
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    Re: Adding a new property to a part library Reply

    Roger,

        There may be an easier way than this, but this is what I do.  Open one part in the library and add the property field.  Save the part and library.  Under tools select Export Properties and select OK.  Open the *.exp file in an editor such as Excel.  Find the column for the new field and use copy and paste to insert say a "_" into all the rows for that column.  Save the file.  Under tools select Import Properties.  All your parts should now have the new field with the "_".  I tried using just a blank or space in the field, but it did not work.

    Good luck,

    Ken

    Have a good day, Ken Capture 16.5 S022, Layout 16.2.0p001, PCB Editor 16.5 S025
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