How can I auto update symbols in an existing schematic for that new text size?
If you have Flag out-of-date symbols checked in Settings -Advanced then when the user opens the project the symbols will have a Red highlight showing they need updating. You can perform the update across the project by uisng Tools - Update Symbols, or you can update individual symbols by selecting the symbol and using the context menu on the Right Mouse Button - Symbol Update. If you have changed graphical text you should see that change immediately, if you've updated property text you need to perform a 'Reset Text Properties' command by selecting the symbol(s) and using the command from the context menu once again.
Read my SR "font size changes from symbols in the pdb are not updated in DxDesigner"
>Request outside current product roadmap.<
So not every change is provided to schematics after update ....
Sorry I can't find that sr# 2286109399 on Supportnet.
Sorry - when I click the posted link I come straight forward to logged SR.
Maybe it is not allowed to see other SRs.
I think it be designed to have this behavior (keeping text'size and orientation while updating symbols ). Use often change the Property text's size and orientation during entrying contents and hope it be reserved.
Of course, it's welcomed that updating symbol have an option to support enable/disable reserves text size/orientation in next release.
Maybe it is designed as you say - but the sentence of Robert Davies would point to think it could be a "bug"
>if you've updated property text you need to perform a 'Reset Text Properties' command by selecting the symbol(s)<
Property Text could also be SIZE and FONT or TEXT.
So this is why I replied to Robert Davies.
I understand it and know how to reset and reposition the property text of symbol. I hope Robert can add the option for reserving text size and orientation.
There was no implied statement that this was a bug, it was a hint how to update the information. If you require additional options over control of the properties on symbol update then this would need to be posted to the Ideas site. Currently we cannot tell whether a user has modified properties from the symbol default during an update.
Hello - sorry that I wrote "bug".
>Currently we cannot tell whether a user has modified properties from the symbol default during an update.<
I ment, that the eg. the font size or color changed in the central library (that is the default symbol). I did not mean that the user changed the fontsize in DxDesigner manually for some properties.
If the symbol is changed within the central library it gets a new timestamp and so DxDesigner would know that this symbol is out of date.
During drawing the schematics the font size of the "Value" Properties changed from 10 to 13. The symbol was instantiated when the "Value" Property had font size 10.
An update of the symbol inside DxDesigner does not help - the "Value" Property stays at 10!
Currently - in my opinion - updating symbols does not reflect all changes from central library.
Yes the "text" properties of the symbols are updated - eg. if a text label was "TST" before and changed in central library to "TEST" - this is updated.
But not all properties like color, orientation or size.
We are also in process of changing text size on library symbols. Reference designators are problems for us and I'm using this workaround. In DxDesigner, after updating your symbols, you can use the "find" command to select all of your value properties on a schematic and manually change the text size. The trick is to click the More button on the Find form, and select switches for
Find What: Value = *
Look In > Components
Look for > Properties Only
Options Use Wildcards & Select Properties Only
let it select all of your Value properties, then in the properties window, enter your changes.
After completing the comaprison(Viewdraw vursus Concepthdl), I would send a list for enhancement. I believe Viedraw's current behavior for symbol update
is definitely correct. My suggestion for adding an option may solve wolfgang's need.
I understand what is your quesiton. If designer changed the size or the location or the orientation of symbol's inherent property text or add a new property to the symbol instance, it's all happend on the schematics sheet level, not on the symbol level, so Viewdraw should reseve it at all even you do updating symbol. This is correct.
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