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Offline voltsandjolts

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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2018, 02:40:50 am »
I concur that there is a particular problem searching for "R1" even after compiling. So, that is a bit crap.

So far, all other searches are working for me after compiling.
 

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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2018, 04:29:45 am »
why do I need to compile before searching? The project was compiled in order to produce the PCB so it's all nice and linked up. Why compile after a PCB is complete? how does this specifically help with searching?
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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2018, 06:12:17 am »
According to E14 tech support CS doesn't automatically compile when you open a project
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One thing to remember is that you will probably need to compile each time you start CircuitStudio, the compile is not run automatically when CS starts or opens the project.
https://www.element14.com/community/thread/61491/l/part-search-in-schematics?displayFullThread=true

But as you say, if you have compiled and made no changes to the project I would expect searching to Just WorkTM
 

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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2018, 06:16:18 am »
I wish search could be restricted to just the documents you have open (e.g. just PCB) rather than opening schematic sheets (when those results happen to be top of the list)
 

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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2018, 07:54:10 am »
CS is buggy shit basically, every time i fire it up it does something different.....

I think you might have said this once before. 
 
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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2018, 04:47:48 pm »
CS is buggy shit basically, every time i fire it up it does something different.....

I think you might have said this once before. 

once only? ;)
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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2018, 07:34:19 am »
Soooo, i have been playing with CS for a week or so now after i got my initial problems sorted. For me as a newbee, i cant see very many differences in the actual software. My one big complaint is "Altium Vault". I find it very hard to search for items and there seems to be a complete lack of through hole components. As someone has previously said, i have spent a huge amount of time creating my own libaries.

Thanks for your comments.

Ian
 

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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2018, 08:16:26 am »
Soooo, i have been playing with CS for a week or so now after i got my initial problems sorted. For me as a newbee, i cant see very many differences in the actual software. My one big complaint is "Altium Vault". I find it very hard to search for items and there seems to be a complete lack of through hole components. As someone has previously said, i have spent a huge amount of time creating my own libaries.

Thanks for your comments.

Ian
The vault interface needs work. 

There are parts available here.
https://designcontent.live.altium.com/

Andy

 

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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2018, 09:53:13 am »
I do not use the vault. I downloaded all the libraries that were available at the time I did it, and keep them local. Getting a few odd parts when needed is not an issue. Would likely need to make them myself. So far the libraries I have cover everything I have needed.

The link Andy gave is where I grabbed everything.
 

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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2018, 04:43:40 pm »
I just make my awn along with nice realistic 3D models that I produce myself or download from the manufacturer.
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Re: Advice Please
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2018, 12:50:56 am »
PCB Library Expert (free edition) makes nice footprints and STEP models.
 


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