Spreadsheet2CellEditor Pinning Generator

Discussion created by Andreas.Schaefer on Jun 5, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2010 by bbpcbdesign

Hello All,


when I read the idea http://

to ask Mentor for an enhancement, I thought, this would take too much time.

This feature is missed for a long time by our liberians.


With 2007.5 Cell Editor can use automation. So I would like to ask you if someone in the community would be willing to help writing the code by our own.


First Approach could be:

  • Start with an Excel Sheet including PinNumber/padstack/x-coordinate/y-coordinate/rotation/side
    Every third party/ supplier spreadsheet easily could be imported here
  • Two buttons in the Excel Sheet:
    • Write to Cell Editor: Places all pins of a Cell following the spreadsheet content
    • Read from Cell Editor: "Exports" the content of all Cell Pins into the spreadsheet
  • Quality and Usabillity:
    • Number of pins defined in Cell same as in spreadsheet
    • offer only those padstacks in Spreadsheet, which are allowed for the Cell
      (e.g. SMD padstacks for SMD Cells)



Anybody interested?

What about the AATK group?