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How to make a batch output an alternative.

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    Posted: 03 Dec 2012 at 9:06am
Just a tip for those CADSTAR usersthat want to be able to batch output parts in Least, Nominal & Maximum dimensions and have a single component name but each different sized version of it as an alternative footprint.
(This is so that it can easily be selected within a design and changed I.E. when going from a prototype with Maximum to Least for production etc).

Output your batch with the environment setting as required and the component name will have L, N or M at the end of it.

Open the .CPA file within notepad and use search and replace for the following.
The text to search/replace is within the quote.

Least
Find
Quote L" ""
replace with
Quote " "L"

Nominal
Find
Quote N" ""
replace with
Quote " "N"

Maximum
Find
Quote M" ""
replace with
Quote " "M"


And save the .cpa file and import as usual.

Then you will get alternatives for each output.
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