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Re: gEDA-user: refdes_renum_slots update

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Joshua <Joshua@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Here is an update for refdes_renum_slot.
> New Feature:
> The tool now takes into consideration the components x position along with
> its y position when assigning a part number.  Thus a screen full of
> components will be numbered from left to right and then top down.

Thank you, sounds useful :-)

> Existing Features:
> Assigns a refdes values: Converts refdes values from U?, U?, R?, etc to U1,
> U2, R1 etc...
> Respects slotted components.  Slotted components are grouped with the same
> refdes number based on their physical proximity to each other.

Do be careful with this - it can cause real pain in cases like:
* Two LM324 quad op amp chips in the schematic
* One powered from +-5V rails, the other from +-12V
Great care needs to be taken when swapping slots in this situation

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