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What Dynamic Text Variables does FAB 3000 support?

Dynamic text variables change textual value of any text string.  For example, a variable for the date always displays the current date, as set by the

system. Dynamic text variables can be located anywhere within a text string. Dynamic Variables are extremely used during Panelization.  They are distinguished by the prefix $$, as in $$DATE-MMDDYY for the current date.  FAB 3000, ACE 3000, and CAM Library supports all ODB++ dynamic variables, plus some additional variables (listed below):


Dynamic Text Variables - Descriptions:


$$DATE-MMDDYY date expressed as month/day/year (short)

$$DATE-DDMMYY date expressed as day/month/year (short)

$$DATE-MMDDYYYY date expressed as month/day/year

$$DATE-DDMMYYYY date expressed as month/day/year (last two digits)

$$DD day of month (01-31)

$$WEEK-DAY day of week (Sunday-Saturday)

$$MM month of year (01-12)

$$YY year (12)

$$YYYY year (2012)

$$WW week of year (1-52)

$$TIME current time

$$JOB name of current product module

$$STEP name of step where text is placed

$$LAYER name of layer where text is placed

$$X bottom left x-coordinate of where text is placed (inch)

$$Y bottom left y-coordinate of where text is placed (inch)

$$X_MM bottom left x-coordinate of where text is placed (mm)

$$Y_MM bottom left y-coordinate of where text is placed (mm)

$$TOTAL_THICKNESS PCB Total Thickness

$$WORKSPACE_NAME workspace name (if available)


PANEL Dynamic Text Variables:


$$PANEL_UNITS units of Panel. Either inch or millimeter.

$$PANEL_WIDTH width of Panel. Panel units will be used.

$$PANEL_HEIGHT height of Panel. Panel units will be used.

$$PANEL_THICKNESS Panel total thickness.

$$PANEL_TOTAL number of jobs inserted into the panel.

$$PANEL_SPACING_X default X spacing between inserted jobs.

$$PANEL_SPACING_Y default Y spacing between inserted jobs.



USER SPECIFIC Dynamic Text Variables:


$$COMPANY_NAME Your company name. 

$$CONTACT_NAME Your name.

$$PHONE Your contact phone number. 

$$EMAIL Your contact email address.


Note:   These values are predefined in the menu: Setup / Options... dialog.  Press tab "Misc" and enter the appropriate values such as "Your Name", "Your Company", "Your Email Address", etc.  They will then be accessible by Dynamic Text, and other generated reports.



 

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