5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2018 4:06 AM by charles.ietswaard1

    Part replacement

    andyrmanc

      Hi,

      We have just moved over to DxDesigner from Design Capture. We are also starting to use DxDatabook for the added BOM functionality. Does any body know an easy way of updating parts in a legacy design (migrated from DC) with parts placed from our Central Library so that the parts now include all the info now contained in DxDatabook.

       

      Thanks

      Andy

        • 1. Re: Part replacement
          milostnik

          Hi Andy,

           

          become friend and proficient with ALE - Advanced Library Editor.

          It will help you export the library, manipulate the output, with some text manipulation (or working with spreadsheets)

          Then at the end re-import the changed files and thus updating the library.

           

          Hope this helps

            Matija

          • 2. Re: Part replacement
            phiet

            I think his question is how to "updating parts in a legacy design (migrated from DC) with parts placed from our Central Library so that the parts now include all the info now contained in DxDatabook"

            If your part still have same name, same partition then an Package with "update6 PDB properties on Symbol" should bring back any property you have in you new dxdatabook. (properties will be also placed if they are defined as common properties and placed in symbol)

            • 3. Re: Part replacement
              andyrmanc

              Hi,

               

              Apologies for the delay in replying but work projects demanded that we went back to VX2.2 and DC for a while. Anyway we are back with DxD and I have just tried your advice but unfortunately the manufacturer part numbers from Databook did not come through after Packager was run as suggested. Part numbers are the same but because of the way we had DC setup Part Label has now become Part Name.

              • 4. Re: Part replacement
                phiet

                then it will be easy to remap your databook to use correct Field Name as property "Part Number"

                • 5. Re: Part replacement
                  charles.ietswaard1

                  Make sure that in the setup the correct library and DxDatabook configuriation file are defined and use the Part replace fuctionality in DxDesigner  to replace the old parts with the new part in the library.

                  You have to do this for each part, then do a DxDatabook verification to ensure that all properties are loaded.