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Offline Pack34

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Text Variable for Sheet Name
« on: October 06, 2016, 06:57:12 AM »
Is there a way to automatically assign the name of the current sheet to the DOCFIELD symbol?

The >DRAWING_NAME variable links to the name of the schematic file (i.e. ASDF for asdf.sch).

The title of the individual sheet is automatically assigned to be the first line in the description of said sheet.

I'm not seeing this listed in the HELP document, but that doesn't always mean it isn't possible.
 

Offline jgarc063

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Re: Text Variable for Sheet Name
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 07:02:36 AM »
Hi Pack34,

I hope you're doing well. I think the >SHEET text variable should satisfy your request. If it doesn't please let me know, since that would mean that I have misunderstood something.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia
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Offline ReneK

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Re: Text Variable for Sheet Name
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 06:31:13 PM »
Hi,

there is currently no way to get that text into the drawing. You need to maintain these texts twice, unfortunately.

Rene
 

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Re: Text Variable for Sheet Name
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 06:43:38 PM »
Hello Jorge,

I think the >SHEET text variable should satisfy your request. If it doesn't please let me know, since that would mean that I have misunderstood something.
This is about a sheet's name. That name is the headline of a sheet's description and shown in the sheet thumbnails and ComboBox.  >SHEET gives you numbers only, something like >SHEET_NAME or >SHEET_DESCRIPTION or so is missing here.

Rene
« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 07:04:28 PM by ReneK »
 

Offline Karel

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Re: Text Variable for Sheet Name
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 06:58:45 PM »
Is there a way to automatically assign the name of the current sheet to the DOCFIELD symbol?

The >DRAWING_NAME variable links to the name of the schematic file (i.e. ASDF for asdf.sch).

The title of the individual sheet is automatically assigned to be the first line in the description of said sheet.

Special texts in a symbol or package drawing, marked with the '>' character, will be replaced with actual values in a board or schematic:

>NAME Component name (ev.+gate name) 1)
>VALUE Comp. value/type 1)
>PART Component name 2)
>GATE Gate name 2)
>XREF Part cross-reference 2)
>CONTACT_XREF Contact cross-reference 2)
>ASSEMBLY_VARIANT Name of the current assembly variant
>DRAWING_NAME Drawing name
>LAST_DATE_TIME Time of the last modification
>PLOT_DATE_TIME Time of the plot creation
>SHEETNR Sheet number of a schematic 3)
>SHEETS Total number of sheets of a schematic 3)
>SHEET equivalent to ">SHEETNR/>SHEETS" 3)

1) Only for package or symbol
2) Only for symbol
3) Only for symbol or schematic

I'm not seeing this listed in the HELP document, but that doesn't always mean it isn't possible.

Enter:

help text

and scroll down to the paragraph "Text Variables".


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Offline Pack34

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Re: Text Variable for Sheet Name
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 08:17:14 AM »
Is there a way to automatically assign the name of the current sheet to the DOCFIELD symbol?

The >DRAWING_NAME variable links to the name of the schematic file (i.e. ASDF for asdf.sch).

The title of the individual sheet is automatically assigned to be the first line in the description of said sheet.

Special texts in a symbol or package drawing, marked with the '>' character, will be replaced with actual values in a board or schematic:

>NAME Component name (ev.+gate name) 1)
>VALUE Comp. value/type 1)
>PART Component name 2)
>GATE Gate name 2)
>XREF Part cross-reference 2)
>CONTACT_XREF Contact cross-reference 2)
>ASSEMBLY_VARIANT Name of the current assembly variant
>DRAWING_NAME Drawing name
>LAST_DATE_TIME Time of the last modification
>PLOT_DATE_TIME Time of the plot creation
>SHEETNR Sheet number of a schematic 3)
>SHEETS Total number of sheets of a schematic 3)
>SHEET equivalent to ">SHEETNR/>SHEETS" 3)

1) Only for package or symbol
2) Only for symbol
3) Only for symbol or schematic

I'm not seeing this listed in the HELP document, but that doesn't always mean it isn't possible.

Enter:

help text

and scroll down to the paragraph "Text Variables".

I know. The variable I was looking for was not listed and looks like it doesn't exist. Hopefully it'll be added at some point.
 

Offline Karel

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Re: Text Variable for Sheet Name
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 05:37:47 PM »
I know. The variable I was looking for was not listed and looks like it doesn't exist. Hopefully it'll be added at some point.

Sorry, I didn't read carefully and understood it wrong.
I agree it would be a nice little improvement.
The difference between theory and practice is less in theory than
the difference between theory and practice in practice.
Expensive tools cannot compensate for lack of experience.
 


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