Drawing Editor : Re-Seat Boards

Document created by al_layson on Feb 28, 2012Last modified by al_layson on Nov 27, 2012
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The VBScript ReSeatBoards.vbs re-establishes Board Instance Information in a Drawing by removing all Board Instances in every sheet of a drawing, removing the local PCB directory of each board (located in the drawing's "Designs" directory), and finally, placing all Board Instances back to their original sheet and locations and re-assigns their display schemes. This forces Drawing Editor to re-make its local versions of the source PCB Designs. This script is used to clear any number of anomolies affecting use of Board Instances in a drawing including PDF generator problems, layer stackup, migration and Re-Referencing problems. This will generate a logfile "ReSeatBoards.txt" to the drawing's Logfiles directory, hence viewable in Fileviewer.


NOTE: This does not Re-Seat Panels. Problems with Boards placed in Panels must be similarly fixed (Unplace all boards and re-place) in FablinkXE.


Version 2: Fixed bug regarding missing source board.

Version 3: Fixed bug related to board instances with no assigned scheme. Script will now do its own re-reference, prompting & checking the user for the current path to a board instance whose source pcb cannot be found. Previously asked the user to run Drawing Editor's Re-Reference utility which may not be possible. Added warning about Dimension Loss if drawing has dimensions.



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