Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Where Is My "Open" Dialog Box

I don’t know how this setting gets changed but it does. I know it does because people keep asking me where their Open dialog box is. My guess is a script turns it off and the user either escapes out of the script, or the script crashes, before it’s turned back on.

If you see this when you press Open…

Type in the system variable FILEDIA and change its value to 1. Press Open again and you should be back to a dialog box again.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

How to import components into Electrical from a spreadsheet

First off lets discuss the spreadsheet. The order of the columns means little as these are specified during import.
Don’t bother with a quantity column. Each component must be represented by a row in the spreadsheet. Listed here is a sample spreadsheet.