Both FAB 3000 and DFM Now! have ability to use extensive wildcards throughout to more easily search, select, and modify objects like components, nets, specific attribute, Layer Type detection, etc.
Note: Unless otherwise specified all wildcard searches are case-insensitive.
FAB 3000 Wildcard Match patterns are as follows:
? Matches single character.
* Matches zero or more characters.
[abc] Matches a single character, which must be a, b, or c.
[^abc] Matches a single character, which must be anything other than a, b, or c.
[a-zA-Z] Matches single character, which must be one of a-z or A-Z.
[^a-zA-Z] Matches single character, which must be anything other than a-z or A-Z.
pat1|pat2 Matches either pat1 or pat2.
(pat1|pat2) Matches either pat1 or pat2; patterns may be nested.
Example wildcards used in Layer Type Detection:
art01 Matches any file name containing substring "art01" ex: art01.pho, part0122.gbr
top.* Matches file name top. with any extension
*.cmp Matches any file name with extension "cmp"
*.g? Matches any file name with extension g plus one character ex: test.g1, mebes.gg
*art1[0-9]* Matches any file containing art1 plus numerical range 0-9 like: art10, art16
Relative math operators include:
+= Add (Relative value)
-= Subtract (Relative value)
/= Divide (Relative value)
*= Multiply (Relative value)
Note: Must begin with relative math operators. For example, "+=6.25" will add 6.25 to the existing numerical value. However "*+=625" has no effect and only asterisk match will be processed.