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 Can I get the "current" date in a Custom Text string? 

Last post Wed, Sep 4 2013 9:47 AM by EvanShultz. 0 replies.
Started by EvanShultz 04 Sep 2013 09:47 AM. Topic has 0 replies and 282 views
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    Can I get the "current" date in a Custom Text string? Reply

    I want to have the current date in the title block so that when I print a schematic page the date is updated. Now, naturally the text string won't continuously update so a trigger that's almost certain to be relatively recent, like "schematic last open date", should work. For me, it would be rare to have the schematic opened for across a day boundary (because I'm at home asleep and we close our designs frequently during development to keep the source control system updated).

    CON_LAST_MODIFIED is the only date-based Custom Text I see, but that obviously won't work. Is there another one that I'm missing?

    For me, I would prefer "DD-MMM-YYYY" format, like "4 SEP 2013", so instead of a fully composed text string I'm wondering if little pieces, like just the day, just the month, and just the year, etc., would be the best way to go. 

    This would be easy in Allegro SKILL with a trigger, but alas, I don't know Concept SKILL. It always seemed like a huge hurdle to configure for a comparatively castrated amount of power compared with Allegro SKILL. 

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