I would like to suggest several things.
First you could investigate code inside Kendally AAToolkit.
Second, you could review the examples inside your Mentor Expedition installation.
Those are mentioned in the automation documentation of Expedition PCB.
Third you can search in the community for scripts of AL Layson. He posted a few examples.
What is "Kendally AAToolkit"? I cant understand.
I do not think that starting to learn automation from AATK, is the good idea.
Sorry Andreas Shaefer.
Best would be if you have some experience in Visual basic 6.
In this case, you will be able to write programs. Ie files ending with .EXE extension.
To use these programs is Expedition, you have to learn how to add items to the exsisting main manu
in Expedition software.
Another way to harness the programs for you use, is to run then by:
* Shortcut keys ( Like: Ctrl + F1)
Assuming you know Visual basic, best is to start with the document link, sent to you by
For you convenience, create a Pdf file from this document and you have then:
Pcb Automation tutorial book. THIS WILL BE YOU FIRST BOOK.
Second book: In Expediton software, on you Pc, look for a folder "\ Doc , Somewhere deep hidden
in expedition software.
Find there a file with a name like : PCB Automation reference.
Save it as .Pdf file for your convenience, and you get a book with 2397 pages...
This will be your second book.
Else ' If you do not know Visual basic
Best is to start first to learn programing in Vb6, and remember : you have a long long
way until you write the first line of code for Expedition.
You can write also programs with the extesion .vbs.
Read about it in the FIRST book.
Well, now-a-days it's VB.net but either way I tend to agree that if you don't have programming expereince...it is best to learn some Visual Basic before you start trying to learn how to write automation scripts