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I'm running Allegro v16.2. Although I am loading it in my 'allegro.ilinit' file with my other skill routines, when I try to use 'component_height.il', I get an error saying ' E - Command not found: height'. Can anyone help ?
1) When you open a board file, check the command window to see if it had any errors loading the skill file.
2) Type helpcmd and look for the command to make sure it was registered.
3) Check the file for the axlCmdRegister( ) function to make sure you're entering the correct command.
In reply to Randy R:
Thanks Randy. There are no errors when I open a board file, however, when I type 'helpcmd', the skill file is not in the list. How do I get it registered ?
In reply to LRCohen:
It is registered by the axlCmdRegister( ) function in the skill file when it is loaded. Please note that the command registered may not match the skill filename.
I'm guessing that it's loading because I'm not getting any error messages when I load a board, and yet 'height' does not appear in the list when I run 'helpcmd'. The line in the component_height.il script reads 'axlCmdRegister("height" `component_height)'. Is anyone else using this script with v16.2 successfully ?
Depending on your license level, you may be able to try loading it manually at the command window; i.e. skill load "component_height.il".
I just tried this with v16.2 and got the following results:
1) It loaded fine.
2) The command "height" was shown in the helpcmd window.
3) When I entered "height", it displayed a popup. I tried a couple of actions, but it didn't seem to provide any results. I then took a quick look at the code and noticed something important. It was tested on v11.0. Back then component height was handled differently. Therefore, without looking deeper into the code than I have time for, I'm assuming it won't work unless it gets updated.
On the Allegro command line type (assumes PCB L Perf or better):
You should see the "height" command as one of the registered Allegro cmds (left side of list).If you don't see it look at the right side for component_height. If that is present the left side will list the actual Allegro cmd as the skill file might have been modified to change the allegro command name.
If you don't see component_height type on allegro cmd line:
If you see the error: "E- Error toplevel: undefine variable - component_height" then you are not loading the skill file correctly.
In reply to fxffxf:
When I loaded it as Randy suggested, I got the same results. I now see it as a registered command. I ran it, but unfortunately, it doesn't do much. I guess it does need updating. I sent an email to the author listed in the skill file, but it bounced back to me.
Thanks for taking the time to try to help.