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    Dear all,
    When i design a pcb i like to create one PCB lib for the project, so i have a nice stand alone package.
    The problem i face is that i don't see how to update the library property of all PCB footprints to the one i just created with 'Design -> make PCB library).
    i have tried with "Find simular objects", but there i can't find "Libary" field. I also tried with "PCB list" but also there i can't find the Libary field.
    In schematic there is a Footprint manager (Tools -> Footprint manager" where i can update PCB library with my new lib's name, but when i "Update PCB document", then the Libary field for all components stays unchanged in PCB design.

    How can i update all library fields of all components to 1 library ?
    Thank You

  • #2
    This may help: http://www.fedevel.com/designhelp/fo...s-library-name

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    • #3
      Hi Robert,

      Thank you for the respons.
      This is unfortunately not the solution.
      i am trying to get the PCB libary name for all components at the same name.
      Any other suggestions?

      Thank you
      Steve

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      • #4
        Ah, you need it for footprints. Then the Tools -> Footprint manager should work:

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        • #5
          that i already tried, but in PCB design the libs are not updated

          "In schematic there is a Footprint manager (Tools -> Footprint manager" where i can update PCB library with my new lib's name, but when i "Update PCB document", then the Libary field for all components stays unchanged in PCB design."

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          • #6
            Did you check if the library was updated in schematic symbol footprint? (double click on a schematic symbol, find footprint, than double click into Description field and double check if that information was updated - you should see there the link to the new library).

            If yes, maybe then you may need to re-sync schematic with PCB ... but I am only guessing, I have not tested the re-sync.

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            • #7
              The PCB location in schematic is ok, but not in PCB as you can see in the picture.
              Re-sync does not help neither.

              To recapitulate things , this is how it fails
              a) create schematic and PCB, in PCB i use a personal PCB lib for the footprints.
              b) Then i create a PCB lib (make PCB library)
              c) after this there seems to be no way to get the PCB lib description of PCB components synced between schematic and pcb

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              • #8
                Hmm, this is interesting. Then, I do not know I would probably try to delete the component from PCB and check what will happen when I do synchronization ... if the new added component will have correct footprint or not. That will not solve the problem, just confirm if the footprint path in sch was updated ok.

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