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Re: Do Not Fit
Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>
Tue, 24 Sep 2019 07:59:55 -0400
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You would be able to create named configurations with DNF and/or
alternate symbol fields per configuration. I considered using alternate
symbols but that would make the design far more complex but it's still
not outside the realm of possibility. There is still some work to do
complete the final design.
On 9/20/19 5:39 PM, Cirilo Bernardo wrote:
> How would this work - can you create "configurations" and mark each
> component as "do not use in this configuration"? Can components also
> have different values rather than just DNF? In the PCB design, can I
> select the configuration and export a BOM and a position file which
> will only have the required components for that configuration? While
> looking at the schematic, how do you convey that a component has
> variations? In the documentation, how do we express the variations?
> Will a report be automatically generated with the variations for all
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 8:48 PM Oliver Walters
> <oliver.henry.walters@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Almost a year ago now I suggested a feature addition, allowing for marking parts in the schematic as "DO NOT FIT"
>> I had made a lot of progress towards feature completion, however was told at the time that such a feature would not be accepted.
>> A year later, and after a lot of frustration of sending the wrong files out for manufacturer due to confusion about which parts are fitted, I'd like to raise the issue again.
>> Currently parts are marked as "DNF" by setting a special field in the BOM and checking for this with a special export script.
>> However, I feel (and I'm sure many would agree) that this information should be integral to the schematic representation itself. Some other EDA packages achieve this quite well.
>> I presented a way to achieve this without breaking backwards compatibility with the file format.
>> If the "new" file format is still far in the future, can this feature be considered again?
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