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 Post subject: Suggestion - Component/BOM "helper"
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2016, 17:50 
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I'd like to suggest a "helper" function for schematics/Bill-of-materials. I got the idea from a feature used in Solidworks; in SW if a sketch is not fully defined, the sketch is blue, if it is fully defined it turns black. At a glance one can tell one from the other.

We have many fields in "Component Properties". I use the "Value" field for the name of the part and the "Name" filed for the full part number from the manufacturer, Manufacturer as just that. If there were a feature (that can be turned on/off under Preferences) that displayed the component in one color if all the fields are not filled in, and another color for those components that are "fully defined". This way, at a glance, one can tell if a component needs further information. This carries over to the BOM where each field is needed for correct ordering of components.

Mike T.


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 Post subject: Re: Suggestion - Component/BOM "helper"
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2016, 06:21 
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Good Idea.

It will be more easy for user to understand and interpret.

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