Home > Community > Forums > PCB SKILL > Visible user property values

Email

* Required Fields

Recipients email * (separate multiple addresses with commas)

Your name *

Your email *

Message *

Contact Us

* Required Fields
First Name *

Last Name *

Email *

Company / Institution *

Comments: *

 Visible user property values 

Last post Tue, Oct 1 2013 6:56 AM by joma. 2 replies.
Started by joma 26 Sep 2013 08:32 AM. Topic has 2 replies and 3860 views
Page 1 of 1 (3 items)
Sort Posts:
  • Thu, Sep 26 2013 8:32 AM

    • joma
    • Top 500 Contributor
    • Joined on Thu, Jun 14 2012
    • Toulouse, Garonne (Haute)
    • Posts 29
    • Points 535
    Visible user property values Reply

    Hi,
    I am using axlDBCreatePropDictEntry in in my allegro.ilinit file to add the user properties in all designs, if the do not exist already.
    I can add user properties such as design_name, design_no etc. to a format symbol and I can see and modify the properties when the symbol is added to a board.

    The problem occurs when I try to make the property values visible. The format symbol will not save (create symbol) citing :

    WARNING(SPMHA1-264): Sector table is not empty .... use dbdoctor to resolve. 0 SECTOR TABLE @60625368
    Dbdoctor reports no errors. So I have to save the symbol with the property values invisible.

    Legal Classes for Format symbols are: Board Geometry, DRAWING_FORMAT, MANUFACTURING, and I have tried
    various of these classes/sub classes withe same results.

    When I place the format symbol in a board design I can see the properties by selecting the line object they are
    attached to. I can make them visible with menu>Display>Property...>Graphics>Create and then position them
    where I want. However if I modify the property again the visible value does not change. If I repeat the above menu
    pick all of the values are updated but return to their default positions.

    The object of the excercise for me is to have various drawing borders, gerber layer info etc updated from a single
    popup menu but I don't want to proceed with the popup skill file until I can find a way to manipulate the data manually.
    Perhaps I am approaching the problem in the wrong way?
    Any help appreciated.

    Jim O'Mahony, Studiel Toulouse
    • Post Points: 20
  • Mon, Sep 30 2013 11:22 AM

    • Ejlersen
    • Top 10 Contributor
    • Joined on Mon, Jul 28 2008
    • Aalborg, Copenhagen
    • Posts 569
    • Points 9,965
    Re: Visible user property values Reply

    Hi Jim

    A couple of sector table sisuens are fixed with 16.6 s016 so maybe its worth updating.

    Also, what happens if you dó run dbdoctor as suggested?

    Ole 

    Best regards Ole
    • Post Points: 20
  • Tue, Oct 1 2013 6:56 AM

    • joma
    • Top 500 Contributor
    • Joined on Thu, Jun 14 2012
    • Toulouse, Garonne (Haute)
    • Posts 29
    • Points 535
    Re: Visible user property values Reply

    Hi Ole

    I have just updated to S016 but have the same result, if I make a user property visible in a format symbol I can not save the symbol.

    Unfortunately dbdoctor reports no errors.

    If I hide the property again the symbol saves ok.
    I get the feeling that what I am trying to do is not supported...

    Jim

    Jim O'Mahony, Studiel Toulouse
    • Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (3 items)
Sort Posts:
Started by joma at 26 Sep 2013 08:32 AM. Topic has 2 replies.