7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2017 4:21 AM by michel_c12

    Multi-line Text for Value

      Is there anyway to make text fields (like Value) to use multiple lines?

      We occasionally have long descriptions, and Eagle prints them in one

      lone line.  I have tried the standard  and \n, but no luck.

       

        • Re: Multi-line Text for Value
          Richard_H

          Am 11.07.2011 02:41, schrieb Marvin Dawson:

          Is there anyway to make text fields (like Value) to use multiple lines?

          We occasionally have long descriptions, and Eagle prints them in one

          lone line. I have tried the standard <ctrl>-<enter> and \n, but no luck.

           

          I am sorry, but this is currently not possible.

           

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            • Re: Multi-line Text for Value
              michel_c12

              Hello,

               

              Is that still not possible in version 7.7?

               

              Thanks in advance

               

              Michel

                • Re: Multi-line Text for Value
                  dukepro

                  On 04/20/2017 08:58 AM, Michel Carbone wrote:

                  Hello,

                   

                  Is that still not possible in version 7.7?

                   

                  It's possible.  Run the TEXT command (or click the icon) to open the

                  dialog box.  As you enter the text, use Shift-Enter to get to the next

                  line.  Just below the text area, you'll see the hint.

                   

                  HTH,

                      - Chuck

                   

                   

                    • Re: Multi-line Text for Value
                      CadSoft Guest

                      On 21.04.2017 15:41, Chuck Huber wrote:

                      On 04/20/2017 08:58 AM, Michel Carbone wrote:

                      Hello,

                       

                      Is that still not possible in version 7.7?

                       

                      It's possible.  Run the TEXT command (or click the icon) to open the

                      dialog box.  As you enter the text, use Shift-Enter to get to the next

                      line.  Just below the text area, you'll see the hint.

                       

                      HTH,

                           - Chuck

                       

                      He means for the value of a part. And AFAIK its not possible.

                       

                        • Re: Multi-line Text for Value
                          michel_c12

                          Hello,

                           

                          Yes my question was for fields like value of parts and also for attributes values

                           

                          Michel

                            • Re: Multi-line Text for Value
                              CadSoft Guest

                              On 4/24/2017 6:49 AM, Michel Carbone wrote:

                              Hello,

                               

                              Yes my question was for fields like value of parts and also for attributes values

                               

                              Michel

                               

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                              Hi Michel,

                               

                              This is still not possible, not even in the new Autodesk EAGLE. It's one

                              of those small things that has been overshadowed by more involved features.

                               

                              Additionally, I don't know if this makes sense for value. When

                              generating a BOM usually you get some form of spreadsheet and having

                              multiple lines might create issues there.

                               

                              Could you describe what you are trying to do? That can help guide the

                              discussion towards a solution that gets you the result you want.

                               

                              Best Regards,

                              Jorge Garcia

                               

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                                • Re: Multi-line Text for Value
                                  michel_c12

                                  Hello Jorge

                                   

                                  Yes I agree multi-line for value field of parts does not make sense in my point of view also.

                                  I join this question because unlike the TEXT fields that support multi-line, all other text variable such as NAME, VALUE, ATTRIBUTES does not support multi-line neither special character like \t, \n.

                                   

                                  In fact I am trying to display on the schematic as a table the values of net classes (UL_CLASS) for minimum drill, width and clearances between net classes. So, as they values are not available as special field (I mean like special field like >DRAWING_NAME) I am writing an ULP file to set attributes values of a symbol element containing current values used in the schematic and layout.

                                  It would be very more easy to set an attribute, like for example >NET_CLASS_NAMES with all names of net classes separated by a carriage return that setting as many attributes field as they are net class names. Moreover, the number of net classes is unknown at the beginning so I will need to handle as many symbol as there could have net classes in the layout and handle also the case where the ability to define different net class clearances between classes is not used...

                                   

                                  Best regards,

                                   

                                  Michel Carbone