Could someone please clarify this about EE2007 central library part properties: is it required to define all additional properties in part itself (e.g. "Value", "Tolerance", "Temperature range" etc - all that could be defined in DxDatabook in 2005)?
No it is not necessary to provide all properties in the part defined in the Part Editor (PDB definition). At the symbol level it is a good idea to provide placeholders for those you wish to make visible in the schematic. Also, all additional properties you use in DxDataBook should be defined in the Property Definition Editor in the Central Library or in the Netlist flow, if they are not predefined by the Mentor tools, so any user defined property. This ensures that if any are annotated by tools such as DxDataBook, Expedition or simulation tools the property will have the correct visibility, font etc and will be managed by the tools correctly.
Great! Then nothing has changed in DxDesigner-Dxdatabook-Expedition flow, right?
Not necessarily, depending on which version you are coming from there are changes in DxDesigner to support native Expedition properties as opposed to DxDesigner ATTRIBUTES so you may need to update your dbc file(s). See MG Tech Note: MG242584
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