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Is it possible to add a document number [message #170944] Thu, 13 July 2017 21:47 Go to next message
matelot2
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I have managed to manipulate borders, with help from contributors to this web site.

I notice in the title box there is a blank 'Document Number' box, is it possible to put something somewhere in Eagle to fill this and if so how?
I notice the title of the file shows up in the title box and the date changes every time you alter the file.
Re: Is it possible to add a document number [message #170948 is a reply to message #170944] Fri, 14 July 2017 07:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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> matelot m wrote:
>
> I notice in the title box there is a blank 'Document Number' box, is it
> possible to put something somewhere in Eagle to fill this and if so how?
Hello,

You can add a global attribute from Edit->Global attributes.... and call it something meaningful like DOC_NUM in this example or whatever you like with the appropriate value for your document. Then in your frame library part, add text element containing the text >DOC_NUM (or whatever you used, just make sure it starts with a >) and place it in the document number box.

Best Regards,

Rachael

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Re: Is it possible to add a document number [message #170949 is a reply to message #170944] Fri, 14 July 2017 07:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rob Pearce
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On 13/07/17 22:47, mat wrote:
> I have managed to manipulate borders, with help from contributors to this
> web site.
>
> I notice in the title box there is a blank 'Document Number' box, is it
> possible to put something somewhere in Eagle to fill this and if so how?
> I notice the title of the file shows up in the title box and the date
> changes every time you alter the file.

The document number is not handled automatically (at least, not on
versions I've used a lot, there may be some V7 or V8 changes to this).
Instead you can simply place a text annotation in there. Use the text
tool, select a suitable font size and the layer that matches the border,
and place the text.

That said, it is possible (V5 onwards?) to embed attribute values in
symbol text within the library. The limitation is that attributes apply
to parts, not the schematic (or project) as a whole. You'd still have to
set the attribute on the frame of every sheet.
Re: Is it possible to add a document number [message #170950 is a reply to message #170949] Fri, 14 July 2017 07:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Rob Pearce wrote on Fri, 14 July 2017 08:22

That said, it is possible (V5 onwards?) to embed attribute values in
symbol text within the library. The limitation is that attributes apply
to parts, not the schematic (or project) as a whole.
You'd still have to
set the attribute on the frame of every sheet.


Global attributes work across the drawing, so set it in the schematic and it's set on every sheet. You have to doit separately for the layout, but you would want that different anyway as the layout would want to have a different document number to the schematic.

Best Regards,

Rachael
Re: Is it possible to add a document number [message #170957 is a reply to message #170948] Fri, 14 July 2017 22:21 Go to previous message
matelot matelot
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Thank you Rachael, that was what I was wanting.
I don't come to the e-mail that this site is set to very often, sorry for the delay but thank you anyway.
Bob.

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