Attributes of Parts (Components) are often used in material management, these data are often used in the production. Therefore, we need a sofeware to help us manage the attributes of parts, show the differences betweent two files, edit attributes, or make a report. So I make a tool to help us, I think it must be the best tool to achieve these functions, to get it or learn more about it please google PadsHelper by yourself.
Feature 1. Like Excel, the grid cell can be edit directly .
Feature 2. By holding the Ctrl or Shift key and click with the mouse, can select a number of cells in different locations.
Feature 3. By click the left title bar or top title bar to select entire row or column.
Feature 4. Select some cells, then click "Fill" button in the toolbar, to assign new data to these cell.
Feature 5. Right-click the left title bar can select the corresponding parts in PADS file. The selected parts in the grid is display in blue and bold font. Conversely, if the PADS file selected some parts, the grid will sync automatically.
Feature 6. Can use mouse to drag the top title bar to exchange of the location of the columns.
Feature7. Right-click the top title bar will show a pop-up menu.
Feature8. Click the top left icon to pop up the system menu. Selecting "Always on top" menu allows the window to keep in front of other windows without being blocked.
Feature9. The second click on the top title bar to only select the cells that parts are selected (see feature 5) in this column.
Feature10. Click "Dual Pane" button in the toolbar to open the second pane, that you can compare two files.
Feature11. Gray means the two data are not equal. Yellow means that the part is not exist in the other file.
Feature12. Copy the attributes of selected parts to the same parts in the other pane.
Feature13. Click "Create BOM" button in the toolbar to create a bill file, click "OK" button and select the file format (Excel format or text format)
OK, These are still some tiny features in it, you find it out!
Again, learn more about this software, please just google PadsHelper.