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.