Pattern search coming up empty, but the pattern exists, somewhere.

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azuther
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Pattern search coming up empty, but the pattern exists, somewhere.

#1 Post by azuther » 10 Oct 2020, 11:08

I'm trying to assign an existing pattern to a new component, but I'm having difficulty finding the pattern, which clearly exists and is assigned to numerous potentiometers within Diptrace's libraries. See attached file "existing part", showing a potentiometer using pattern "PVG5A". I'm trying to use that pattern (PVG5A) for a new component (see attached file "new part") but a search for that pattern comes up empty.

I'm aware I can copy the existing component into my custom library and edit the "Component Properties" fields, but the reason I don't like that solution is because I have a lot of "Additional Fields" on all my components that don't get created when copying a part to my library (despite having the library configured with "Default Additional Fields" items populated). I would have to re-create all my "Additional Fields" for every part that I would need to do that for, which at the moment is all my potentiometers (many more to come, than what is shown in the list currently).

Am I missing something? How can I find and re-use this pattern?


Diptrace 4.0.0.5
Windows 10
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Re: Pattern search coming up empty, but the pattern exists, somewhere.

#2 Post by Tomg » 11 Oct 2020, 11:09

If my eyes aren't failing me it looks like you're searching for a pattern name using the component name search parameter. Leave the "Name:" field blank, click on the [+] button to display an additional search parameter, set it to "Pattern", enter the desired pattern name in the Pattern text field and click on the [Apply Filter] button.
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Re: Pattern search coming up empty, but the pattern exists, somewhere.

#3 Post by azuther » 11 Oct 2020, 22:24

You're correct, but I've done that also and it still comes up empty.

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