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Exporting Attributes to Pads Layout

Question asked by michael.staley on Jan 15, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2016 by

I'm using DxDesigner 2007 and PADs Layout 2007 to maintain an older design.


My goal is to get the height attributes from my schematic components (DxDesigner) -> PADs Layout (pcb file) -> export them in an ASCII file -> Import into Circuit Works for a 3D model.



All of my schematic symbols have a HEIGHT attribute.  But when I transfer them to PADs Layout using DxDesigner Link the HEIGHT attribute is getting lost (as far as I can tell).


Question 1:


When I'm in PADS Layout, I click on a component and right click -> Properties -> Attributes -> choose <all> filter and I do not see the HEIGHT (or Geometry.height) attribute.  Am I correct in assuming that the HEIGHT attribute did not get transfered?


Question 2:


Is there a way to force DxDesigner to export a attribute to PADs Layout?  I've added "CON HEIGHT" to the AttributesPassList in my cfg file and it did not seem to do anything.


Question 3:


Does anyone know the syntax for the ascii file (.asc) and specificly the height attribute in the ascii file?


Question 4:


Is this problem a result of not having a library of parts (with heights) and instead just having schematic symbols and decals?