Apologies for the clumsy topic title…
I’m looking for a way to “set a global variable”, and have the value there appear on my schematic and on my pcb, both onscreen, and when manufactured.
I want that so that there’s a foolproof way of knowing how “old” anything I’m looking at is… a version ID.
I have a workaround, but it seems pretty lame: I dedicate some component of the circuit to doing double duty: It will be a “real” component, one that would be there anyway… and I “highjcak” that component’s value, and enter my version ID there.
There must be a better way?
Yes! I know I can (File | Page Settings) establish or update a value in the “Revision” field… but that won’t carry across from the schematic to the PCB, will it? I’ve only grasped that as a way to note a revision date/serial on the drawings… and I would have to make a change in TWO places (not hard, but easily fluffed) if I wanted to be able to rely on the revision information to tell me which of two printouts was older… wouldn’t I?
Even if that’s acceptable, how do I get the page’s “revision” information to appear in the silkscreen, without another manual edit?