Hello, I was wondering how can I create variable fields in the layout.
To start, I have a template for some type of designs, and I would like that one of the texts on the silkscreen changes accordingly to an external variable, like the folder name, or a text file in the same folder.
I was thinking something similar to a page frame that changes the date automatically. How can I generate that type of fields?
In Support.Cadence.Com, there is a skill utility that appears to be a good starting point.
"SKILL code to add a few useful text variables like date/time, and last modified date/time to the board file"
This utility will add the text for the following:
Using this SKILL utility, once the text variables are placed in the board file, the subsequent add_text run would automatically update the variable values if they have changed.
Many thanks RFinley, I was looking something more automated like the date fields on Schematic Capture frame object, that refreshes everytime you open it or save the file.
I don't know how long it will take for Cadence to implement this through a feature request.
Need to find a SKILL event trigger for saving the board file.
That's a very handy utility & a time saver.
Thanks for the info RF.