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Pads Layout - Assembly Variant - bug in library name?

Question asked by dmeeks on Oct 3, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 14, 2015 by sravankumar.padarthy

Pads schematic and layout, 9.4.

I am trying to generate an assembly variant. One part needs to be substituted (LED, using a different color for the variant).

I assume I need to use the "Substitute" option in the Assembly Variant tool in layout.


In order to substitute the LED for a different one, I selected "Substituted", then browsed for the other LED in my library, and selected it.

When I try to exit the Assembly Variant tool, I get an error that it can't find the library.


My library name for this LED is "Dan Miscellaneous Parts".

The error I get is "Library Dan Not Found in Library Path File".


This looks to me like the assembly variant tool may not like spaces in the library name. Is that correct?


Is there any way to manage a variant / substitution from the schematic side using Pads? I see that Expedition does, but I don't see anything in Pads.


Thanks in advance -