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rahul

Jan 1, 1970
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geda Problem :

When I open a schematic I am getting on the status bar
Did not find optional gschemrc and gafrc file....

Where are these files ?

The system does pick up the system-gschemrc file
from share/gEDA/sym/


gschem Problem:
I am using the components from gschem and want to
add my models. When I query the component I do not
see "model" and "model-name" attributes to my
model.

I using the transistor from the analog library.


Thanks
-Rahul
 
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Stuart Brorson

Jan 1, 1970
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: geda Problem :

: When I open a schematic I am getting on the status bar
: Did not find optional gschemrc and gafrc file....

: Where are these files ?

: The system does pick up the system-gschemrc file
: from share/gEDA/sym/

Some RC files are optional, some are mandatory:

system-gafrc -- mandatory
system-gschemrc -- mandatory

user's gafrc -- optional. NOrmally in $HOME
user's gschemrc -- optional. Normally in $HOME

local gafrc -- optional. Normally in local direcctory
local gschemrc -- optional. Normally in local directory.

The files are set correctly when you install gEDA. The user and local
gafrc files are optional files for you to create if you wish. If you
don't create them, no problem.

If gschem runs when you start it up, and you can get to all components
in the libraries, thne you are fine. The warning you see is just a
warning.


: gschem Problem:
: I am using the components from gschem and want to
: add my models. When I query the component I do not
: see "model" and "model-name" attributes to my
: model.

You need to enter these attribute names manually. Type them into the
appropriate spot in the attribute editor.

Stuart
 
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him

Jan 1, 1970
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Some RC files are optional, some are mandatory:

system-gafrc -- mandatory
system-gschemrc -- mandatory

Wow this is cool. I have been using PCB (the layout
program for some time now under Solaris).

Having problems building GSCHEM under that
environment so I installed the Windows port from
2002

Is that what you guys are using?
Did you build more recent ports?

Nice to know others are using these open source
programs. I did a 2 layer board with PCB last
month ... I have a 4 layer board planned for the
next few months
 
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Ingo Cyliax

Jan 1, 1970
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Wow this is cool. I have been using PCB (the layout
program for some time now under Solaris).

Having problems building GSCHEM under that
environment so I installed the Windows port from
2002

Is that what you guys are using?
Did you build more recent ports?

actually there is a recent release which you can burn on a CD and
it auto configs and compiles/installs. I haven't tried to build
it under Solaris or Cygwin, but use it under Linux.

http://geda.seul.org/download.html

I think the most recent version is 20050329.
Nice to know others are using these open source
programs. I did a 2 layer board with PCB last
month ... I have a 4 layer board planned for the
next few months

I have been using PCB on SunOS/Solaris/Linux for almost 10 years now
and have several 2, 4 and a 5/6 layer board. It has been getting better
and better over the years.

I just completed my first completely gEDA based design, a 2-layer USB
programming dongle for Rabbit microprocessor. The design is mostly SMD
parts (0805 and QFP32) and I even used the autorouter in PCB. I had to
touch up some traces from the autorouter. They were functionally
correct and passed DRC, they just didn't look "pretty" enough.

I haven't tried this; PCB understands size attributes in the netlist
(like Power,Signal,Skinny, etc...). I haven't figured out how to set
the attributes in gschem and whether/if gsch2pcb can understand and
generate them.

Other than that, it's very very very nice to be able to do this all
under Linux. I used to have to switch to windows for part of my toolchain.

See ya, -ingo
 

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