Follow-up of the previous post: for some reasons, I am unable to select a Central Library (.lmc) that belongs to another project. I simply opened the project of the library I wanted to work with. It is OK now.
But I ran into another problem:
Our librarian is using Library Manager to export parts and symbols to the project's Central Library. He created a new partition called "CCGA" that contained a new part and exported it to the Central Library, but I do not see that new partition in DxDataBook with "CL View".
I already checked the project settings, the Central library points to the file that is seen in Notepad++ in the capture above
What am I missing here ?
to the first post:
the lmc file is not enough to see if the Library is ok - then entire directory structure is required. However, there is no reason to think that it is not ok.
To update it, it can either be opened by a librarian, or any user who has access to Library Manager license, or it can be updated by going to
Start Menu - Mentor Graphics SDD - Data and Library Management - Update Central Library.
The exe file can be found at:
To the second post:
The librarian should check that the new partition 'CCGA' is selected in Central Library - Setup - Partition Search Paths to be available to users.
Not so obscure if you understand the philosophy behind search path schemes The idea behind search path schemes is that you may tailor available partitions to particular projects and display or hide partitions that are not required for some users. It also allows the librarian to have hidden partitions that he may use for part development. The second part of the equation is the ability for the user to modify the search order in DxDesigner from the dialog you show above. If you re-order the search scheme in this way the information is written into the project file. Now if the librarian adds a new partition you won't see it until you reset to the default scheme coming from the library. After that you need to change the order once more if it doesn't meet your needs.
Thank you for the explaination.
Now only if it was that obvious for somebody that stumbles upon this for the first time .. There's no such explanation even in the user guides.
It is 'covered' in the DxDesigner User's Guide, but not adequately, hence my use of quotes, and further detail is provided in the Library Manager user's guide, but this is also in need of some enhancement. I will make sure we get this addressed so the information is easier for a user to find.